Amazon Forests Current Affairs, GK & News

Amazon at the risk of changing from Forest to Savanna

A team of Europe based scientists have recently found that the tropical forests especially the Amazon forest are slowly changing into Savannah like environment.  Highlights According to the study around 40% of Amazon forest are at the risk of changing into Savannah like environment. This is mainly because of increased Greenhouse gas emissions and reduced ..

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ISRO to launch Amazonia satellite of Brazil

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is to launch Amazonia-1 satellite developed by Brazil in August 2020. Highlights Amazonia-1 is the first earth observation satellite completely developed by Brazil. The operations of Amazonia-1 will be held jointly under China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite Programme (CBERS) CBERS So far, six satellites have been launched under CBERS programme. ..

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Tropical Forests’ Diminishing Capacity to Absorb Carbon

A study recently published in the journal Nature reported that the capacity of the tropical forests to absorb carbon is diminishing. The Study’s Findings The study published in the journal Nature reported that the capacity of the tropical forests to act as carbon sink has been diminishing over the years. The forests are becoming ‘carbon ..

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