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Photo highlights from Brazil . More pictures from Brazil are available at Brazil images. Unless otherwise specified, images were taken by Rhett A. Butler and are copyright mongabay.com 1994-2012.

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Amazon River aerial photo on the Peru-Colombia frontier, clearly showing the stream’s heavy load of “brown-river” sediment. Photo courtesy of NASA

Scientists say the dams will block long-established annual sediment and nutrient flows, the loss of which could devastate Amazonian aquatic, rainforest and delta ecosystems.

While deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has fallen sharply over the past decade, a larger share of forest loss is now ...
Illegally logged timber in the Amazon, southeastern Peru
Photo credit: George Powell

A barrier to effective enforcement is the inability to quickly and accurately identify timber species prohibited from logging. The portable XyloTron ...

A proposed national park in Peru sits on the apparent cusp of approval, even as it suffers deforestation at the hands ...

Satellite images less than a month old pinpoint deforestation, likely at the hands of illegal loggers and coca farmers, in the ...

Voluntary agreements to reduce deforestation have become common in places without effective regulations. A new study compares four such initiatives in ...

Researchers say the full extent of impacts to biodiversity of large hydroelectric dams in lowland tropical forest regions have been 'severely ...

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff disappointed environmentalists with what they call weak commitments on reducing deforestation and supporting renewable energy announced today ...

A recent study systematically documented bird biodiversity within oil palm plantations, finding they contain fewer species than secondary forest and even ...

Every year, more companies pledge to stop using ingredients whose production cause tropical deforestation. Retailers and brands making voluntary commitments – ...

Analysis of satellite data suggests deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon may have reached a seven-year high.

Strictly protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon are associated with lower rates of malaria transmission than extractive reserves, mining zones, and ...

Ten percent of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon between August 2012 and July 2014 occurred in protected areas, reports new research ...

Plans to build hydroelectric dams globally -- especially in the Amazon and other tropical locales -- are often touted as 'sustainable ...

China is looking to add another rung to its investment presence in Latin America, with an announcement of plans to build ...

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has defended a plan to build a railway across the South American continent as a way to ...

Over 62 million hectares (240,000 square miles) of forest across Latin America — an area roughly the size of Texas or ...

China has been investing heavily in Latin America’s natural resources and crude oil. Recently, the country even pledged to invest $250 ...

Nearly two-thirds of the Amazon rainforest is located in Brazil, making it the biggest component in the region's deforestation rate. Helpfully, ...

A high profile pledge by the world's largest meat company to limit deforestation for cattle production in the Amazon appears to ...
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