Posts Tagged ‘Amazonia’

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Aquarium enthusiasts know Amazonia as a motherlode of biodiversity, and most of us are aware that we have the great Amazon watershed to thank for a huge proportion of the fishes and plants that populate the world’s freshwater aquaria.

22 Oct 6:03 PM 0

Megadroughts Impacting Amazonia

The scientists found that during the summer of 2005, more than 270,000 square miles (700,000 square kilometers, or 70 million hectares) of pristine, old-growth forest in southwestern Amazonia experienced an extensive, severe drought. This megadrought caused widespread changes to the forest canopy that were detectable by satellite. The changes suggest dieback of branches and tree falls, especially among the older, larger, more vulnerable canopy trees that blanket the forest.

19 Jan 1:57 PM 0