The Amazon River is nearly 4,000 miles long.

Its impact, however, is not limited to South America. (Image: NASA)

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What is all this about?

We study climate change where the Amazon meets the Atlantic.

Question of the Day

  • Do the bacteria in the water make us sick?

    Only a few of them.  Bacteria are in every habitat on Earth, growing in soil, hot springs, radioactive waste, water, as well as in organic matter and the live bodies of plants and animals. Bacteria recycle nutrients, with many steps in nutrient cycles depending on these organisms, such as nitrogen fixation.