The Amazon is reaching a dangerous tipping point. We need to scale solutions now if we have any chance of saving it

Paulo Barreto (Research, Imazon) and Robert Muggah (Principal, SecDev Group) News coverage of the catastrophic impacts of global warming are everywhere. From the Arctic to Brazil, the house is clearly on fire. One study recently estimated that the productivity of the 10 most important agricultural crops has on average decreased worldwide due to a warmer

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#ImazonInTheMedia: Illegal tin mining leaves trail of ruin in protected Brazilian rainforest (Mongabay)

Mongabay posted a report about Illegal tin mining leaves trail of ruin in protected rainforest. Floresta Nacional de Altamira (Flona de Altamira) spans some 724,965 hectares in the state of Pará, and is home to a rich diversity of plants and animals, including several species threatened with extinction. Recently, an influx of illegal mining has

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A warning: human activity causing the Amazon’s waters to dry up

Studies conducted by WWF-Brazil in partnership with Imazon and NASA reveal that the conversion of native vegetation and indiscriminate construction of infrastructure are affecting the water resources of the planet’s largest tropical forest By WWF-Brazil Using information from NASA Photo: Márcio Nagano When thinking about the Amazon, the first thing that usually comes to mind

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#ImazonInTheMedia: Study: Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon jumped by 80 pct. in September (EFE)

The EFE Agency posted news release about Imazon’s Deforestation Warning System. According to Imazon, Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon region increased by 80 percent in September compared to the same month last year. 802 square kilometers (308 square miles) of forest was lost in the zone. The largest portion of the deforestation (48 percent of the

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#ImazonInTheMedia: Tara O’Shea, Rebecca Moore and Carlos Souza on NextGenMap and forest monitoring (GreenBiz)

On a panel moderated by Tara O’Shea (Planet), Rebecca Moore (Google) and Carlos Souza, Imazon’s researcher, converse about NextGenMap’s ability to revolutionize our abilities to monitor forests. Historically, monitoring forests and land-use change has involved a compromise between the resolution and frequency of available satellite images and limited computing capacity for analysis. Recent developments in

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#ImazonInTheMedia: Indigenous and riverine communities unite to fight Amazon invaders (Mongabay)

Image by Matheus Manfredini The Brazilian Amazon basin, now under the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro, is increasingly a place of conflict, as loggers and land grabbers — many inspired by the government’s incendiary rhetoric — step up their invasions of indigenous and traditional lands. One example can be found along the Mamuru River in

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#ImazonInTheMedia: When it comes to analyzing earth’s environment, spacing out is a good idea (Greenbiz)

Image: Shutterstock Time lapse photography was first used in the 1870s to illustrate a sequence of events difficult for the human eye to discern — famously to document the gait of a galloping horse. Several generations later, climate activists are harnessing the same principles — endowed by satellite imagery, powerful cloud computing resources and artificial

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Money to burn: how iconic bank and investors fund the destruction of the world’s largest rainforests (Global Witness)

A research published by Imazon has been used in the Global Witness report “Money to burn: how iconic bank and investors fund the destruction of the world’s largest rainforests”. The report by Global Witness reveals how the major names of global funding are allowing the destruction of three larger forests climate of the world. Imazon’s

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