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Human Activities Are Drying Out the Amazon

A new NASA study shows that over the last 20 years, the atmosphere above the Amazon rainforest has been drying out, increasing the demand for water and leaving ecosystems vulnerable to fires and drought.

Tim Peake: The unmistakable lush green vista of the Amazon rainforest Credits: ESA/NASA Larger image

A laser-based instrument for mapping the 3-D structure of Earth's forests has passed a major milestone toward deployment on the International Space Station (ISS).

The Sahara Desert and the Amazon rainforest seem to inhabit separate worlds.

Napo River, Ecuador

NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) captured this data on March 17, 2013, as the instrument was being flown on a NASA Gulfstream C-20A aircraft.

A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second- largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade.

A new NASA-led study seven years in the making has confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit, therefore reducing global warming.

Manaus, Capital of Amazonas State

This image shows the Amazon River in the heart of northern Brazil's rainforest. About 70 km west of the area pictured is the city of Manaus - the capital of Amazonas state.