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An ongoing gold rush in the tropical forests of South America is putting one of the planet’s most biologically diverse landscapes in danger, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Research Letters.
When it comes to logging, it may be possible to have our timber and our tropical forests, too.
Initiative Continues Yearlong Environmental Conservation & Restoration Program LEMONT, Ill., Nov.
Cut off by freeways and human development, mountain lions in southern California are facing a severe loss of genetic diversity
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that Pennsylvania will receive an additional $675,000 from the U.S.
A new paper looks at the issues facing biodiversity throughout the world’s mountain regions, sets agenda for conservation. Do we need corridors between “habitat-islands?”
One of Europe’s most influential forest services, the Hessen-Forst Enterprise in Hessen, Germany, recently purchased 580 of Juniper Systems’ Mesa® Geo Rugged Notepads to manage the nearly
An estimated 95 percent of the primary forests that existed prior to the advent of agriculture have been lost in non-protected areas, according to new research published online Thursday in the Society for Conservation Biology journal Conservation Letters.
Rainforests are forests that are characterized by high levels of rainfall, with definitions based on a minimum usual annual rainfall of about 68 to 78 inches. The monsoon trough, or otherwise known as the intertropical convergence zone, holds an important role in producing the climatic conditions that are essential for the Earth’s tropical rainforests. About 40 to 75 percent of all biotic species are native to the rainforests. It’s been estimated that there might be many millions of...
Taiga, or otherwise known as boreal forest, is a biome that is characterized by coniferous forests made up mostly of spruces, larches, and pines. The taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome. In North America, it covers most of inland Canada and Alaska as well as portions of the extreme northern continental United States and is known as the Northwoods. It covers most of Sweden, Finland, much of Norway, lowland/coastal areas of Iceland, much of Russia, northern Kazakhstan, northern...
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