About 13 million years ago in what is now northeastern Peru, ancient shell-crunching crocodiles ruled the Amazon, according to new research.
New research reveals that millions of tons of Saharan dust, which is actually rich in vital nutrients such as phosphorus, helps to fertilize the lush Amazon rainforest each year.
The Amazon River has long been a symbol of nature's pristine balance - a powerful rush of water carving its way through dense forests full of live. However, these days that river is in danger, but not by man or machine. Instead, its biggest threat is a tiny freshwater mussel.
Weighting as much as 400 pounds, the massive arapaima fish is likely one of the largest fish you could ever see with your own two eyes. However, time is running out to see this majestic behemoth. Researchers have learned that the fish has become extinct in many local communities simply due to overfishing.
In an effort to prevent the killing of the Amazon pink dolphin, whose flesh is used as bait, Brazil will temporarily ban the catch of a certain type of catfish, the Fishing and Aquaculture Ministry said Tuesday.
There are about 390 billion individual trees in greater Amazonia, according to estimates based on over 10 years of data. The region has 16,000 tree species but, over half of all trees belong to 227 "hyperdominant" tree species.
Should the Amazon continue to undergo current rates of deforestation designed to make room for large-scale expansion of agriculture, everyone will suffer – including the farmers.
Illegal logging in the remote regions of the Amazon rainforest has the people of the Awa tribe running for their lives - again.
Jeff Bezos oversaw a team led by Rory Golden in order to uncover the engines used in Apollo 11's takeoff.