Amazon


Human Geography

View of Amazon basin forest north of Manaus, Brazil. Image taken from top of a 50 m tower for meteorological observations, and the top of vegetation canopy is typically 35 m. Photo: Phil P. HarrisView of Amazon basin forest north of Manaus, Brazil. Image taken from top of a 50 m tower for meteorological observations, and the top of vegetation canopy is typically 35 m. Photo: Phil P. Harris

Reducing Climate Change Could Be More Difficult in the Future

A recent study has declared that limiting climate change in the future could be more difficult due to shifting conditions in the Amazon forest. The planet’s oceans and forests have long held climate change in check because they act as massive carbon sinks, soaking up excess carbon dioxide in the […]

Physical Geography

Amazon trumps the Nile

If a group of Brazilian scientists get their way, the answer to “What is the longest river in the world” may no longer be the Nile.  An expedition by scientists are said to have discovered that the source of the Amazon is really in the South of Peru which, if […]