The Amazon rainforest has been suffering through the effects of a mega-drought, covering an area more than twice the size of California, since 2005, a new NASA-led study has found. … [Read full article]
Tremendous droughts in the Amazon are pressing global issues that we’ve covered on here before. 2005 and 2010 saw droughts at a level that have caused serious environmental problems and are wildly outside the norm. See: Dual Amazon Droughts Alarm Scientists or Amazon Gets Hit with Extreme Drought, Perhaps Worst Ever (Global Weirding?) for more on our previous coverage.