Amazon River

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Amazon River

The second-longest river in the world and the one with the greatest volume of water, flowing about 6,600 km (4,100 mi) from Peru across northern Brazil to a delta on the Atlantic Ocean. Much of the Amazon basin consists of tropical rain forest that is home to numerous indigenous cultures and supports many rare plant and animal species.
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Noun1.Amazon River - a major South American riverAmazon River - a major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles)
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
Peru, Republic of Peru - a republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries
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The Amazon River Basin: There are relatively strong water management institutions, low water stress and actively engaged stakeholders in the Amazon River Basin, on both a national and transboundary level, but it is challenged by a lack of co-ordinated investment programmes and needs to improve co-ordinated pollution control mechanisms.
The structure is part of a complex of bridges that span a labyrinth of rivers at the mouth of the Amazon river basin.
When I mentioned Gore's apocalyptic vision of global warming in the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," Mullikin responded with the title of his own documentary -- "The Whole Truth," based on his climate-change research expeditions to Africa's Namib Desert, Peru's Amazon River Basin and Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
After spending a year with Askania Werke Company in Berlin, Czapski was hired by Seismos Hanover, with whom he worked as a seismologist in the Amazon River basin in Brazil prospecting for oil in 1957-58.
It's fascinating to watch the wide variety of striking-looking exotic fish and other critters, such as discus and arowana fish from the Amazon River Basin, datnoid (tiger fish) from Indonesia and Thailand, green spotted puffer fish from Southeast Asia, freshwater stingrays from South America, and axolotl salamanders from Mexico.
She spends her time writing, reading, meditating and studying cosmology She keeps up on environmental issues and solutions impacting the Achuar and the Amazon River basin. She struggles with her health and walks with the aid of a cane; five years ago, she broke her leg, and it refuses to heal.
Auchenipterus nuchalis Spix and Agassiz, 1829, the species that is the subject of this study, has a distribution restricted to South America, mostly in the Amazon River basin, lower Tocantins River and in lower courses of some rivers from Suriname, French Guiana (Ferraris Jr, 2003; Froese & Pauly, 2016) and others countries from South America.
Excorallana berbicensis was described parasitizing Lycengraulis grossideus Spix & Agassiz, 1829 in rivers from French Guiana (Van Name, 1925); a species of shark in freshwater from Guyana (Monod, 1969); and Ageneiosus inermis Linnaeus, 1766 from Amazon River basin, in Brazil (Thatcher, 1995).
Niu, "2005 drought event in the Amazon River basin as measured by GRACE and estimated by climate models," Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth, vol.