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Story Publication logo August 7, 2019

At the Top of the Amazon Jungle, Scientists Have Their Heads in the Clouds

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Smog and smoke over Borneo and Indonesia, 1997. Image courtesy of NASA.
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In 1996, Indonesia began the Mega Rice Project, plunging into one of the greatest environmental...

Within the Amazon Rainforest in Tena, Ecuador. Image courtesy of Flickr. Ecuador, 2015.
Within the Amazon Rainforest in Tena, Ecuador. Image courtesy of Flickr. Ecuador, 2015.

The Amazon is the world's largest rainforest. Researchers are looking at whether global warming will lessen rainfall and dry out the forest. To do so, they climb up in an enormous tower and examine clouds. Journalist Daniel Grossman (@grossmanmedia) reports.

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