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The study on microbes was based on an analysis of previous research conducted in the Caatinga forest in eastern Brazil. Photo: Cesar Coelho CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 InternationalCesar Coelho CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Return of microbes certifies soil restoration in Brazil

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A study highlights the recovery of microbial diversity in regenerated semi-arid areas in Brazil. Thus confirming the validity of soil regeneration techniques
The survey on the effect of biodiversity in countering exotic species was arealized in Chapada dos Veados National Park, west-central Brazil. Photo: Eliane de Castro CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 InternationalEliane de Castro CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International

When restoring ecosystems, biodiversity is the key

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Brazilian study highlights how the use of increased biodiversity of reintroduced species in restoration areas limits the colonization of invasive species
In the Amazon, rising temperatures would have played a larger role in determining drought than the El Niño oscillation. Image: Robert Stone Google Earth Detail - Amazon Basin CC BY-ND 2.0 DEED Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 GenericRobert Stone Google Earth Detail - Amazon Basin CC BY-ND 2.0 DEED Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic

Climate change is behind record drought in the Amazon Basin

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Without climate change, the Amazon Basin would not have experienced the exceptional agricultural drought that has affected the area around the region's main river, an international study finds
The Atlantic Forest stretches along the east coast of Brazil from Rio Grande do Norte state to Paraguay and Argentina. Photo: Alex Popovkin CC BY 2.0 DEED Attribution 2.0 GenericAlex Popovkin CC BY 2.0 DEED Attribution 2.0 Generic

Atlantic Forest, Brazil, 82% of tree species could disappear

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In the forest area spanning the southeastern region of Brazil, two-thirds of all species and more than four-fifths of endemic ones are threatened with extinction
Caribbean islands are particularly prone to flash drought. Photo: Connie Ma CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 GenericConnie Ma CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generi

A new method for measuring flash drought in the Caribbean

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Drought is increasingly threatening Caribbean islands. If we want to measure, anticipate and mitigate its effects, a U.S. study notes, we need to rely on a new index
By 2022 deforestation in the Amazon had affected 10,573 square kilometers. Photo: James Martins CC BY 3.0 DEED Attribution 3.0 UnportedJames Martins CC BY 3.0 DEED Attribution 3.0 Unported

Sensors and AI fight deforestation in the Amazon

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The University of the Amazon has developed a tool to detect potential threats to the forest in the field. It recognizes noises such as chainsaws and tractors: so it can warn of dangers in real time
Characterized by semi-arid biomes, the Caatinga Forest in eastern Brazil is one of the richest areas in the world in terms of biodiversity. Photo: NiaziGamer CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 InternationalNiaziGamer CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Climate change puts 40 percent of biodiversity in eastern Brazil at risk

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In the Catinga forest rising temperatures threaten to destroy nearly half the biodiversity by 2060, a Brazilian study says. Ecosystem services are under threat
In Guatemala, agroecology is considered a key resource to counter the negative effects of spreading monoculture. Photo: Lon&Queta Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)Lon&Queta Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Agroecology schools offer support for farmers in Guatemala

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A crossroad between tradition and modern science, agroecology is spreading among farmers in Guatemala through a training program. This preserves ancient practices and protects soil health
The expansion of large-scale agriculture is making the plains of South America more vulnerable to flooding. Photo: Andy Abir Alan Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)Andy Abir Alan Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Extensive farming increases flooding in South America

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According to an Anglo-Argentine study, the spread of large-scale agriculture over the last four decades has favoured the rise of water tables in the plains of South America. Substitution of native vegetation has been crucial factor
The Amazon region of Bolivia is home to more than 1.2 million inhabitants, many of them belonging to 29 different indigenous peoples. Photo: Dirk Embert / WWF Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Germany (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)Dirk Embert / WWF Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Germany (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)

Amazonia, rights, deforestation: “Bolivia has not kept its promises”

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Since 2009, the Constitution of Bolivia has promoted the protection of the rights of native peoples and the environment. But the exploitation of natural resources, The Conversation accuses, continues and deforestation is increasing