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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Understanding the Imazon monitoring system

What is SAD? The Deforestation Alert System is a tool for monitoring the Amazon based on satellite images, developed by Imazon in 2008, to provide monthly reports on the rate of deforestation and forest degradation in the region. Deforestation consists of total conversion of the soil for another land cover and use, while degradation is

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After the Amazon Fires, What’s Next for Stopping Deforestation? (Skoll Foundation)

More than 26,000 fires have raged throughout Brazilian Amazon this month alone—the fastest rate of destruction since record keeping began. President Jair Bolsonaro campaigned with a promise to open the Amazon to development and eight months into his term, having withdrawn enforcement of protective laws, deforestation is sharply on the rise. As the fires continue

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Arresting Tropical Deforestation: Complementary Approaches in the Amazon

  Arresting Tropical Deforestation: Complementary Approaches in the Amazon   In addition to moving from an economy powered predominantly by fossil fuels to one powered by clean energy, an important piece of the climate change mitigation puzzle is arresting deforestation. Some estimates put the total contribution to climate mitigation of stopping deforestation and continuing reforestation as

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