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Electoral cycles influence destruction of Atlantic Rainforest areas in South and Southeast Brazil
Study led by researchers at USP analyzed data for the period 1991-2014 and revealed that deforestation increased in election years. The phenomenon could cancel out the environmental gains achieved by conservation policies and actions.
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INPE under pressure
Brazil's most important space research center celebrates its 60th anniversary with a reduced budget, research projects facing uncertain futures, and major challenges ahead.
Harpy eagles are disappearing from parts of the Amazon
A study by biologists from Brazil, South Africa and UK indicated that, to survive, the birds need at least 50% of preserved forest in their range, where they nest and forage. Due to deforestation, the world's largest eagle is disappearing from parts of the Amazon.
Culture of damaged fragments onto 3D-printed cribs is a promising technology for restoring threatened reefs.
Superimposing sheets of the material – composed of a single layer of carbon atoms in a beehive-like pattern – reveals new properties and gives rise to a new field of research: twistronics.
Unmanned aerial vehicles are used to monitor tropical forests in a speedy, efficient and detail-rich manner.
Above the Earth's atmosphere, space is a hostile place, dominated by particles and radiation which can cause substantial damage to living beings and machinery - airplanes, telescopes, even the ISS.