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Severe droughts and wildfires threatens Amazonian rainforest

The future of the Amazon rainforest is at risk from prolonged droughts and widespread forest fires.
The future of the Amazon rainforest is at risk from prolonged droughts and widespread forest fires.

ResearchBlogging.org Extreme dry weather coupled with high-intensity wildfires is already beginning to damage large areas of the Amazon rainforest, a situation that is being made worse by continued deforestation and logging.  Continue reading Severe droughts and wildfires threatens Amazonian rainforest

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Fossil discovery reignites debate on first human settlement of South America

Fossilised vertebra of an extinct giant sloth
Fossilised vertebra of an extinct giant ground sloth

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Fossils recently excavated from a site in Uruguay provide tantalising evidence for the presence of human hunter-gatherer societies nearly 30,000 years ago.  Continue reading Fossil discovery reignites debate on first human settlement of South America