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Brazilian Amazon records worst August for fires in 12 years

The Brazilian Amazon recorded its worst month of August for forest fires since 2010, with an 18 percent rise from a year ago, according...

A prehistoric forest grows in Brunei

The first study of leaf fossils conducted in the nation of Brunei on the island of Borneo has revealed that the current dominant tree...

Amazon rainforest is losing resilience: new evidence from satellite data analysis

The Amazon rainforest is likely losing resilience, data analysis from high-resolution satellite images suggests. This is due to stress from a combination of logging...

First-of-its-kind estimate of the total number of tree species

One person can’t measure all the trees in the world, but when many people come together, a global view becomes possible. A worldwide collaboration...

How climate change shaped the Amazon’s land and life

The Amazon basin is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet; its nearly 8 million square kilometers (3 million square miles) may...

Peruvian gold rush turns pristine rainforests into heavily polluted mercury sinks

If you had to guess which part of the world has the highest levels of atmospheric mercury pollution, you probably wouldn’t pick a patch...