Project goal: Acquiring data about how threatened the Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) is in the Amazon basin
Tigre evaluates the unique international agreement among the South American nations of the Amazon Basin
to form a legal stewardship arrangement for their shared environment, and looks at the prospects for regional law and international cooperation to define sustainable development in Amazonia.
WASHINGTON * Catholic leaders are calling for governments to protect the territorial rights of indigenous people suffering eviction from their lands and pollution of their water because of mining and oil operations in the Amazon basin
Scientists have discovered the world's first so-called fluorescent frog in the Amazon basin
The project team determines soil respiration and soil chemistry on terra firme (non-inundated land), always juxtaposing forested land with post-forest land use in the Amazon basin
Among rainforest areas, the Amazon basin
is of particular interest in this context because it influences precipitation and carbon cycles at global and regional scales (Cox et al.
7 million tons of dust per year -- enough to fill 104,980 semi trucks -- fall to the surface over the Amazon basin
The Dubai Rainforest is planned to recreate the natural environment experienced in the heart of the deepest rainforests, which cover 6% of the earth's surface with plant species chosen in collaboration with experts in the flora of the Amazon Basin
Construction has begun on a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon basin
to monitor climate change, reports BBC.
The weakly electric black ghost knifefish of the Amazon basin
has inspired Northwestern University's Malcolm MacIver and an interdisciplinary team of researchers to develop agile fish robots that could lead to a vast improvement in underwater vehicles used to study fragile coral reefs, repair damaged deep-sea oil rigs or investigate sunken ships.
Data on hantaviruses in Peru are sparse and confined to the Loreto Region in the northern Amazon Basin
(Figure 1), where a 1996 study of rodents showed a 20% prevalence of IgG to hantaviruses and the identification of a Rio Ma-more-like hantavirus from Oligoryzomys microtis rodents (2).
In March 2011, PDVSA and Bolivia's state-owned YPFB agreed for their JV, PetroAndina, to speed up E&P investments in the northern region of La Paz in the Amazon Basin
to tap conventional and non-conventional hydrocarbons as part of YPFB's $7.