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The size of the solar system is defined by the volume of space over which the sun's influence exceeds those of other nearby stars in the Milky Way galaxy. This influence derives from two fundamental forces...
Storm-chasing for science can be exciting and stressful—we know, because we do it. It has also been essential for developing today's understanding of how tornadoes form and how they behave. In 1996 the movie "Twister" brought storm-chasing...

Brazilian Amazon deforestation up 150% in Bolsonaro’s last month

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon rose 150 percent in December from the previous year, according to government figures released Friday, a final bleak report...

Despite commitments, Brazil’s beef sector tainted by purchases from protected lands in Amazon basin

Depending on where it's from, your next steak could come with a side of illegal deforestation. That's because despite improvements by meatpackers to keep their...

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...

Brazil sets new six-month Amazon deforestation record

Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon reached a record level during the first half of 2022, the INPE national space agency said Friday. The world's largest...

The Amazon rainforest is disappearing quickly and threatening Indigenous people who live there

Forests throughout the world are shrinking year after year—and Brazil is the epicenter. According to the World Wildlife Fund, more than a quarter of...

Elon Musk in Brazil to launch plan to survey and connect Amazon

Billionaire Elon Musk arrived in Brazil Friday, announcing a project to bring internet access to schools in the Amazon and improve satellite monitoring of...

Record 1st-quarter deforestation in Brazilian Amazon

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon set a new quarterly record in the first three months of 2022 compared to a year earlier, official data...

Amazon rainforest foliage gases affect the Earth’s atmosphere

Plant-foliage-derived gases drive a previously unknown atmospheric phenomenon over the Amazon rainforest, according to a recent study by researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...

Amazon: Earth’s mightiest river

The Amazon River is a massive, intricate water system weaving through one of the most vital and complex ecosystems in the world — the...

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