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08

Jul

Amazon rainforest once looked more like savannas of Africa than a jungleScientists have discovered man-made earthen trenches from a period before the Amazon rainforest grew into what it is today. What the trenches were used for remains a mystery.

Amazon rainforest once looked more like savannas of Africa than a jungle
Scientists have discovered man-made earthen trenches from a period before the Amazon rainforest grew into what it is today. What the trenches were used for remains a mystery.

17

Apr

Using mushrooms to clean oil spills in the AmazonDecades of oil exploration have contaminated soil and water in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Could mushrooms help clean them up?

Using mushrooms to clean oil spills in the Amazon
Decades of oil exploration have contaminated soil and water in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Could mushrooms help clean them up?

28

Mar

Rainforest Guardian: Futuristic skyscraper protects, irrigates the AmazonOne of the dazzling/sobering entries in the 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition, this lotus-shaped fire station-in-the-sky deploys spray drones if fire breaks out under the forest canopy.

Rainforest Guardian: Futuristic skyscraper protects, irrigates the Amazon
One of the dazzling/sobering entries in the 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition, this lotus-shaped fire station-in-the-sky deploys spray drones if fire breaks out under the forest canopy.

22

Mar

Amazon rain forest breathes in more than it breathes outAbsorbing more carbon dioxide than they release, these vast forests can be credited with helping to lower levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Amazon rain forest breathes in more than it breathes out
Absorbing more carbon dioxide than they release, these vast forests can be credited with helping to lower levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

20

Mar

Why is the Amazon rainforest red in this NASA photo?NASA provides a fascinating reason for why something that should look green, doesn’t.

Why is the Amazon rainforest red in this NASA photo?
NASA provides a fascinating reason for why something that should look green, doesn’t.

18

Feb

Amazon rainforest growth spurts were NASA satellite errorWhy did the satellite think there were more new trees in the Amazon than there actually were? Shadows.

Amazon rainforest growth spurts were NASA satellite error
Why did the satellite think there were more new trees in the Amazon than there actually were? Shadows.

10

Dec

Why self-driving delivery trucks make more sense for Amazon than dronesWhat everybody missed is that drone deliveries will require FAA approval, which is unlikely before at least 2020. A better idea is self-driving delivery cars, which can make multiple stops.

Why self-driving delivery trucks make more sense for Amazon than drones
What everybody missed is that drone deliveries will require FAA approval, which is unlikely before at least 2020. A better idea is self-driving delivery cars, which can make multiple stops.

09

Dec

Someone’s got to pay for it, right? Here we dive into the fine print and dish on the details.

Someone’s got to pay for it, right? Here we dive into the fine print and dish on the details.

02

Dec

The future belongs to dronesAnd our blogger doesn’t know whether to be scared or excited.

The future belongs to drones
And our blogger doesn’t know whether to be scared or excited.

22

Oct

Forecast for Amazon rain forest: Dry and dyingScientists have recorded longer dry seasons over the decades, which may stress trees and raise the risk of wildfires in this crucial ecosystem.

Forecast for Amazon rain forest: Dry and dying
Scientists have recorded longer dry seasons over the decades, which may stress trees and raise the risk of wildfires in this crucial ecosystem.