Amazon basin Current Affairs, GK & News

New Study on Tree Species

Around hundred scientists from different parts of the world came together and studied about different tree species. They found that there are 73,000 tree species in the world. Of these only 64,000 is known to humans. What did the scientists find? 43% of the tree species in the world occur in South America. 22% occur ..

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COP26’s First Major Deal

In the COP26 climate summit’s first major deal, on November 2, 2021, 100 world leaders are set to make promise to end and reverse deforestation by 2030. Highlights Brazil will be among the signatories. In Brazil stretches of the Amazon rainforest have been cut down. The pledge includes around $19.2bn of public and private funds. ..

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Amazon Rainforest emits more CO2 than it absorbs

As per a study published in science journal, Nature, parts of Amazon rainforest are emitting more carbon dioxide than they absorb. Highlights Study was conducted by making 600 flights over four areas of Amazon. It was led by researchers from Brazil National Institute for Space Research to collect data on amount of carbon dioxide present ..

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Dr Valiya Hamza and the Hamza River

Dr Valiya Hamza is an Indian-origin scientists who has been studying the mighty Amazon River region for over four decades. Amazon, as we know is the second longest river in the world and by far the largest by water flow with largest drainage basin in the world, about 7,050,000 square kilometres, that accounts for approximately ..

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