Amazon rainforest

Ecuador army plane crash killed all 22 aboard: President

An Ecuadoran army plane crashed in the Amazon rainforest Tuesday, killing all 22 people on board, President Rafael Correa said.

Mar 16, 2016, 04:42 AM IST
Rapid decline of trees in Amazon rainforest dramatically changing climate

Rapid decline of trees in Amazon rainforest dramatically changing climate

 A new study has revealed that one-tenth of trees have been removed by human activities from Amazon rainforest since 1960s that has led to the climate change.

Apr 22, 2015, 18:13 PM IST
Climate change threatens world's iconic ecosystems

Climate change threatens world's iconic ecosystems

 Without better local management, world's most iconic ecosystems are at risk of collapse under climate change, warn researchers.

Mar 22, 2015, 13:10 PM IST
Saharan dust feeding Amazon's plants, reveals NASA

Saharan dust feeding Amazon's plants, reveals NASA

What connects Earth's largest, hottest desert to its largest tropical rainforest? The answer is 22,000 tonnes of dust per year.

Feb 25, 2015, 13:15 PM IST

New monkey species found in Amazon rainforests

A new monkey species with unique calico colouring has been spotted in the Amazon rainforest.

Jan 02, 2015, 13:30 PM IST

US naturalist battles with snake for TV, but not eaten alive as promised

When naturalist Paul Rosolie wanted to focus attention on the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, he decided he needed a stunt guaranteed to get people looking.

Dec 08, 2014, 15:16 PM IST
Brazil police arrests 'deforestation gang' in Amazon rainforest

Brazil police arrests 'deforestation gang' in Amazon rainforest

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

Aug 29, 2014, 15:24 PM IST

No good roles penned for Indians in Hollywood: Imran

Actor Imran Khan, who has lent his voice to a character in the Hindi version of animation film `Rio 2`, says he is not keen on acting in Hollywood as not many good roles are written for Indian actors there.

Apr 03, 2014, 18:15 PM IST

Deforestation of Brazil`s Amazon jumps 28 percent

The Brazilian government said Thursday that deforestation of its Amazon rainforest rose by 28 percent over the period of August 2012 to July 2013.

Nov 15, 2013, 18:47 PM IST

Brazil`s greenhouse gas emissions drop

Brazil`s greenhouse gas emissions dropped 36.7 percent in the past seven years, according to a study released Thursday by the country`s climate monitoring centre.

Nov 08, 2013, 15:46 PM IST

More than 400 new species discovered in Amazon rainforest

A monkey which purrs when contented, a vegetarian piranha, a shy lizard---these are some of the amazing new species discovered over the past four years in the Amazon rainforest.

Oct 25, 2013, 00:45 AM IST

Amazon rainforest hit hard by megadrought

An Amazon rainforest area twice the size of California has been hit hard by a megadrought that began in 2005 and caused widespread damage to the canopy that blankets the dense vegetation, says a new NASA-led study.

Jan 21, 2013, 14:52 PM IST

Amazon rainforest can survive global warming: Study

Man-made global warming may have little effect on some common species of trees in the Amazon rainforest as they date back more than 8 million years and have survived through massive temperature fluctuations, scientists claim.

Dec 14, 2012, 15:34 PM IST

Fungi to save world from environmental catastrophe?

Scientists say they have found a "plastic-eating" fungi in the Amazon rainforest, which they claim could save the world from environmental catastrophe.

May 18, 2012, 18:34 PM IST

Sting and wife organise concert to save Amazon rainforest

Sting and his actress wife Trudie Styler have organised their latest concert aimed at raising money and awareness for the preservation of the Amazon rainforest and its destruction.

Apr 11, 2012, 12:49 PM IST

Amazon rainforest remedy for toothache

Acmella oleracea is so potent that it might even replace uncomfortable anaesthetic shots and provide a natural remedy for teething babies.

Mar 15, 2012, 10:59 AM IST

Google maps Amazon rainforest

The project is to let Internet users virtually explore the world`s largest river, its wildlife and its communities.

Aug 19, 2011, 20:14 PM IST

Sunday Times apologises for disputing Amazon rainforest claim

The Sunday Times has apologised for dubbing as “unsubstantiated” the claim that 40% of Amazon rainforest faces risk from climate change.

Jun 22, 2010, 18:58 PM IST