Amazon rainforest Current Affairs, GK & News

Study: Amazon Rainforest close to Tipping Point

Recently, a study on the Amazon rainforest was published in the Nature Climate Change journal. Observations Using 30 years of satellite data and statistical tools, the researchers observed that around 75% of the Amazon rainforest is likely heading towards a tipping point. Amazon rainforest is losing its ability to bounce back from extreme events such ..

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Amazon Deforestation reaches 15 years high

As per official data published by National Institute for Space Research’s Prodes monitoring system, the area deforested in Amazon Forest of Brazil has reached a 15-year high. Key Facts There was a jump of 22 per cent as compared to year 2020. As per data, Brazilian Amazon lost 13235 square kilometres of rainforest in between August 2020 to ..

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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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Forest Fires of Amazon

A slew of forest fires have appeared in the rainforests of the Amazon, which causing large parts of the forest to go up in flames and has destroyed biomass accumulated over  millions of years of accumulated biomass in an instance. While forest fires in the Amazon are not new, this year a record 73000 forest ..

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Amazon Rainforest Forests in Brazil recorded 74,155 fires since January 2019

According to the latest date by Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (Inpe), the Amazon Rainforest Forests in Brazil has recorded 74,155 fires since January 2019. Its satellite data showed an 84% increase as compared to the same period in 2018. The Amazon is the largest tropical forest in the world, which covers more than ..

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