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  1. photo How the world's largest desert sustains the most biodiverse ecosystem on EarthHow the world's largest desert sustains the most biodiverse ecosystem on EarthNews
    basin. In fact, the NASA video explains that an estimated that 182 million tons of dust leaves Africa every year, 27 million tons of which finds its way to the Amazon rainforest.Logically, as changesRead more
  2. photo Study: This Fruit Is More Powerful Than Chemo (And that’s not even the best discovery)Study: This Fruit Is More Powerful Than Chemo (And that’s not even the best discovery)Treatment
    reported to have “powerful effects at stopping cancer.” The Amazing Graviola tree, which is around  15-30 feet tall, grows in South America, more specifically, in the Amazon River basin. It packs a strongRead more
  3. photo They Said That This Fruit Was 10,000 Times Stronger Than Chemo. Here is What They Didn’t Tell YouThey Said That This Fruit Was 10,000 Times Stronger Than Chemo. Here is What They Didn’t Tell YouTreatment
    benefits, it is also reported to have “powerful effects at stopping cancer.” Graviola tree is found in South America, more specifically, in the Amazon River basin. It is usually about 15-30 feet tallRead more
  4. photo Scientists document rare catfish climbing a near-vertical cave wall to reach foodScientists document rare catfish climbing a near-vertical cave wall to reach foodNews
    water sourceThe catfish were tentatively identified as Chaetostoma microps, a members of the armored catfish family (Loricariidae) native to surface rivers in the upper Amazon basin, including the regionRead more
  5. photo 35-year 'megadrought' to strike the American southwest35-year 'megadrought' to strike the American southwestNews
    migrations of people and agricultural systems.Further worldwide weather assessment showed that southern Africa, Australia and the Amazon basin are also vulnerable to climate shifts that could beckonRead more
  6. photo CNN Airs "Planet in Peril"CNN Airs "Planet in Peril"Article
    changes taking place that affect the way we live our lives and the choices we make.”   Cooper and Corwin traveled to Brazil to examine connections between the rapid deforestation of the Amazon River BasinRead more
  7. photo History of cacaoHistory of cacaoNews
    as to whether it originated in the Amazon River Basin and was carried north, or if it originated in southern Mexico and was carried south. The first to grow the beans as a crop is believed to be the Olmec IndiansRead more
  8. photo Breast Cancer DecisionsBreast Cancer DecisionsTreatment
    - “Guarana (Paullinia cupana) is a plant nativeto the Amazon basin that has been used as a stimulant sincepre-Columbian times”. A new placebo controlled study involving 75 womenwith breast cancer found that 50Read more

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The Amazon basin is the part of South America drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries. The Amazon drainage basin covers an area of about 6,915,000 km2 (2,670,000 sq mi), or roughly 40 percent of the South American continent. It is located in the countries of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.Most of the basin is covered by the Amazon rainforest,...More