Monday, April 4th, 2016
Agricultural expansion in Brazil’s Cerrado is quickly chewing up rainforests and savannas – even altering the region’s water cycle, a new study finds.
Friday, April 1st, 2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. —Agricultural expansion is quickly chewing up native vegetation in the vast wooded savannas of Brazil’s Cerrado biome, and a new study shows that those changes in land use are altering the region’s water cycle. “We’ve shown that cropland recycles less water annually back into the atmosphere than native Cerrado vegetation,” said Stephanie