Posts Tagged ‘drought’

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

Native Fish Species Under Siege

Drought, shifting temperature patterns, and competition from invasive species are pushing endemic North American fishes to the brink.

21 Jul 9:46 PM 0