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Pig-Sized Rats: The Life and Struggles of the Capybara

The capybara is the world’s largest rodent and lives throughout Central and South America. The Creatures Being about the size of an average pig, these things are very unique in the world for several reasons. They’re semi-aquatic, always living near water for food and protection, consume and digest grasses in some advantageous ways, and are fairly […]



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Remote Sensing: There is more than meets the eye

This report was made to bring awareness to the uses and usefulness of remote sensing to track the resources within the Brazilian Amazon. Through the use of satellites and aircraft’s, remote sensing is a means of remote gathering of information. This allows us to see what is non-apparent to the viewpoints of many individuals. As […]



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An Overview of Remote Sensing Technology, Its Uses, and Its Effectiveness

Years ago, it was tough to precisely determine the state of the Amazon River Basin in a geological sense. There was no way to accurately scan and search the entire rainforest for evidence of droughts, deforestation, erosion, and other geological and environmental risks. This made it tough for environmentalists to try to “save” the rainforest […]



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IoT: the Internet of Trees– How Microchip Technology Will Cut Down Deforestation and Beyond

Deforestation and illegal logging have plagued the Amazon for decades. Through policy and international pressure, Amazonian countries, most notably Brazil, have cracked down on illegal logging operations and worked to decrease the amount of deforestation occurring every year. The practice has been generally successful, resulting in an 84% decrease in deforested area from 2004 to […]



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Biodiversity: A Thing of the Past?

The Amazon rainforest is one of the most biodiverse places in the world. Found in nine South American countries, this mass of land contains approximately 10% of the world’s biodiversity. Biodiversity is defined as the “number, abundance, composition, spatial distribution, and interactions of genotypes, populations, species, functional types and traits, and landscape units in a […]



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