Dinosaur-killing asteroid strike gave rise to Amazon rainforest

Dinosaur-killing asteroid strike gave rise to Amazon rainforest

The asteroid impact that killed off the dinosaurs gave birth to our planet’s tropical rainforests, a study suggests. Researchers used fossil pollen and leaves from Colombia to investigate how the impact changed South American tropical forests, reports BBC News. After the 12km-wide space rock struck Earth 66 million years ago, the type of vegetation that […]

US, EU importing potentially illegal wood from Brazil

FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows a river and a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil on August 14, 2020 Reuters According to the report, Brazilian environmental agency Ibama seized more than 1,800 cubic meters of wood from an Indusparquet subsidiary in 2018, estimated worth $2.5 million US and EU […]