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Imagine an area the size of West Virginia or Sri Lanka being deforested every year, or devoting an area the size of Norway devoid of trees every five years. Because that's exactly what findings from a new study are showing--which directly contradicts previous studies by the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization's Global Forest Resource Assessment (FRA).
Lawrence "DC" Randle will be presenting on the experiential field programs in the Peruvian Amazon that offers educators, students and naturalists an exciting immersion into the world
Nonprofit encourages the public to help save threatened jaguars across three Latin American countries WARRENTON, Va., Sept.
Now on display at Pacifica Graduate Institute through September 15, 2014, Mbuti: Children of the Forest, a free photographic exhibition sponsored by the Tribal Trust Foundation. Montecito,
Science is full of serendipity -- moments when discoveries happen by chance or accident while researchers are looking for something else. For example, penicillin was identified when a blue-green mold grew on a Petri dish that had been left open by mistake.
Nonprofit asks the public to donate 50 cents an acre to meet campaign goal of $50,000 WARRENTON, Va., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
Palawan project will protect habitat for critically endangered species in one of the oldest, most diverse forests in Southeast Asia WARRENTON, Va., Feb.
For the past eight years, scientists have been working to make sense of why some satellite data seemed to show the Amazon rain forest "greening-up" during the region's dry season each year from June to October. The green-up indicated productive, thriving vegetation in spite of limited rainfall.
The Oxford University-led research found that fungi regulate diversity in rainforests by making dominant species victims of their own success.
It is increasingly recognized that climate change has the potential to threaten people and nature, and that it is imperative to tackle the drivers of climate change, namely greenhouse gases.
Stenocarpus salignus is a shrub species, occasionally the plant may grow to heights that may classify it as a small tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Scrub beefwood. The rainforest tree belongs to the Proteaceae family and is found growing naturally only in Australia. S. salignus plants typically grow between 30 and 65 feet tall. Occasionally the plant has been reported measuring up to 100 feet tall with a dark brown trunk measuring 24 inches in diameter....
Buckinghamia is a genus of tree species. The plants are members of the Proteaceae family. There are only two species that make up the genus: B. celsissima and B. ferruginiflora. B. celsissima is better known and may also be commonly referred to as the Ivory curl flower. The tree typically grows to 35 feet tall when grown in cultivation, however naturally growing the tree will grow to almost 100 feet tall. In the summer months the trees bloom ivory-white flowers that have an appealing odor....
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...
The Amazon Rainforest (known as Floresta AmazÃ´nica or AmazÃ´nia in Portuguese, and Selva AmazÃ³nica or Amazonia in Spanish), also known as Amazonia, or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers almost all of the Amazon Basin in South America. The basin consists of 1.7 billion acres, of which 1.4 billion acres is rainforest. This rainforest covers nine nations (Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana). Brazil contains...
Deforestation is the act or process of removing trees from forested lands by cutting or burning. There are many reasons for deforestation. Logs are sold as a commodity and cleared lands can be used for pastures and human settlements. The damage caused by deforestation, however, can be great. If land is not somewhat reforested it can cause damage to habitats for wildlife and other plant life, affect the aridity of the region, and possibly encourage degradation into wasteland. Due to negligent...
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