Southern Amazon Rainforest
In Danger as Dry Season Grows, Study Says

The dry season in the southern part of the Amazon rainforest is lasting three weeks longer than it did 30 years ago, putting the forest at higher risk for fires and tree mortality, according to new research. READ MORE

 




During the 2005 and 2010 droughts, satellites detected decreased vegetation greenness — or a lower Normalized Vegetation Index (NDVI) — over the southern Amazon rainforest (orange and red regions). NDVI is derived from MODIS instruments on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites. (Image credit: Ranga Myneni/Jian Bi/NASA)



 
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