Understory Fires in the Amazon
June 9, 2013 | NASA
"Using an innovative satellite technique, NASA scientists have determined that a previously unmapped type of wildfire in the Amazon rainforest is responsible for destroying several times more forest than has been lost through deforestation in recent years."
Carbon Balance of the Amazon?
March 23, 2014 | NASA
"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. This finding resolves a long-standing debate about a key component of the overall carbon balance of the Amazon basin." Quoted from the NASA press release.
The Loss of Scientific Data
January 21, 2014 | University of British Columbia
"Eighty per cent of scientific data are lost within two decades [...] the current system of leaving data with authors means that almost all of it is lost over time." Quoted from the University of British Columbia media release.