Researchers are currently testing male GM mosquitoes whose young die without maturing, in two locations in Brazil. They want to try Florida, too.
Seven new teeny-tiny frog species have recently been discovered in the cloud forests of Brazil, and though they were just found, scientists already say that they are threatened and on the brink of extinction.
When a quick but unprotected warrior does battle with a well-armored and stronger foe, the winner usually seems certain. There's a reason that armored knights were considered champions of the battlefield in medieval times. Still, when it comes to clashing arachnids, things could prove a little different.
Brazil's beautiful, diverse, and globally significant ecosystems could face downsizing, downgrading, and delisting - the "three apocalyptic D's" - if a set of new proposed mining laws go into effect.
Brazil is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, but not with cars and power plants. A study recent details how the effect of rainforest degradation has been underestimated in fragmented rainforest regions, with lonely trees not doing their expected share of carbon cleanup.
The first cave-dwelling flatworm was recently discovered in northeastern Brazil, adding this organism to the unique group of unpigmented and eyeless creatures that lurk in such deep, dark caves, new research describes.
The Amazon, which has already suffered years of deforestation, saw a 29 percent increase in destruction last year, according to final figures released Wednesday by the Brazilian government.
When bees are pollinating and stumble upon a particular lucrative source of nectar or pollen, they "whisper" the good news to their fellow bees to avoid being overheard by "eavesdroppers." But a new study finds that some bee species in Brazil do the opposite, and in fact "shout" as a means of communication.
According to the most recent study, Brazilian Amazon deforestation has slowed, and scientists believe that using positive incentives may be the key to this progress.
Poliovirus has been detected in Brazil for the first time since 1989. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that it could have piggybacked into São Paulo with a sports fan prior to the World Cup.
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.
In a major new conservation effort, the Brazilian government, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other partners announced last week the creation of a $215 million fund to ensure long-term protection of the world's largest network of protected areas - 150 million acres of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest.
Research headed by Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) aims to untangle Brazil's controversial Forest Code, the details of which are published in the journal Science.
A total of seven large dolphins died in Brazil over the weekend after they beached themselves in the northeastern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte, according to local media.