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How Massive Saharan Dust Impacts Amazon Rainforests

The Amazon rainforest is in the northeast of South America and is a dense humid jungle, while the Sahara Desert is a mass of a nearly uninterrupted band of sand that lies on the northern part of Africa. When strong winds move across the Sahara, Saharan dust is what connects the two. A huge cloud of dust rises in ...

Troy Oakes

View of purple sunset over the Brazilian rainforest in the Amazon region.

Why Losing Amazon Tribes Is a Disaster for Modern Medicine

The advent of modern medicine has truly been a blessing for humankind. Cures for diseases that were once thought to be incurable have been discovered, infant mortality has declined, and the average lifespan of human beings has increased. However, modern medicine is not the only source of medical knowledge. Many Amazon tribes are in possession ...

Raven Montmorency

Amazon tribal people.

Not Just the Amazon: Forests Across the World Are Burning

The fires raging across the Amazon rainforest have been one of the most discussed topics in the world over the past weeks. However, most people seem to be unaware that Amazon is not the only region plagued by fires. Forests across the EU and Africa have been rapidly burning up this year, some driven by ...

Armin Auctor

Amazon rainforest burning.

Study Finds African Smoke Is Fertilizing Amazon Rainforest and Oceans

A new study led by researchers at the University of Miami’s (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science found that smoke from fires in Africa may be the most important source of a key nutrient — phosphorus — that acts as a fertilizer in the Amazon rainforest, tropical Atlantic, and Southern oceans. Nutrients found ...

Troy Oakes

The Amazon rainforest.

Scientists Surprised at Finding a Dead Whale in the Amazon Rainforest

When thinking of whales, you would probably picture these majestic creatures in the oceans, surging up through the open waters and flapping their tails. However, a team of marine biologists was taken aback when they came upon a dead humpback carcass right in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. Whale of a surprise The corpse ...

Armin Auctor

A dead humpback whale.