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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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A Rainforest Without Rain… Or a Forest: Climate Change in the Amazon

The Amazon rainforest has frequently been referred to as the “lungs of the earth” due to its critical role in absorbing a large portion of the atmosphere’s CO2 emissions, acting as a carbon sink. However, in recent decades, human-driven industries have compromised the Amazon’s ability to absorb this carbon dioxide. When too much carbon dioxide […]



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Machu Picchu: Saving a World Wonder

Peru relies on tourism for much of its capital; Machu Picchu alone brings in roughly $35 million annually. This large scale tourism creates problems within ancient sites because of the excessive traffic and litter that comes with mass amounts of people. The traffic and pollution speeds up the dilapidation of sites, like Machu Picchu. Machu […]



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Jaguar and Puma Conservation in the South American Rainforest

The jaguar is the largest big cat in the western hemisphere and during the last Ice age they roamed across most of North America and deep into South America and everywhere in between. Since the early 20th century, jaguars are no longer present in North America and populations have decreased by almost half in South […]



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Policy Brief: The Expansion and Threat of the Golden Mussel

The Amazon River is being threatened by an invasive species of mussel that has traveled over from Asia to South America. The Golden Mussel first arrived in South America in the 90’s and since its arrival the species has claimed new territories at a rapid pace (Eng 2014). This invasive species of mussel poses a […]



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