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2011-02-16 15:40:19

Scientists have discovered that insects contain atomic clues as to the habitats in which they are most able to survive.

2011-02-09 16:20:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As one of three companies included in Groupon's Save the Money campaign, completely bare will complement the savethemoney.org initiative with its own philanthropic contribution to The Rainforest Action Network.

2011-02-09 15:14:15

Cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is speeding up destruction of rainforests in Colombia and threatening the region's "hotspots" of plant and animal diversity, scientists are reporting in a new study.

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2010-11-12 08:26:05

The steamiest places on the planet are getting warmer. Conservative estimates suggest that tropical areas can expect temperature increases of 3 degrees Celsius by the end of this century.

2010-11-03 07:51:00

LONDON, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sky, WWF and Global Action Plan have launched a new online resource, the Sky Rainforest Rescue Schools Challenge that will challenge primary and secondary school students to reduce their carbon footprint in order to help protect the rainforest.

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2010-10-26 05:20:00

Researchers have discovered more than 700 new species of prehistoric insects in a 50-million-year-old amber deposit in India.

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2010-10-22 08:57:13

The landscape of Central Africa 65 million years ago was a low-elevation tropical belt, but the jury is still out on whether the region's mammals browsed and hunted beneath the canopy of a lush rainforest.

2010-09-24 07:02:00

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2010-09-21 14:30:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Guayaki Yerba Mate, a pioneer and leader in the yerba mate beverage category, will be highlighted as part of the Sixth Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).

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2010-07-21 09:30:00

Using NASA satellite data, scientists have produced a first-of-its kind map that details the height of the world’s forests.


Latest Rainforest Reference Libraries

Stenocarpus salignus
2014-10-14 11:13:28

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
2014-10-06 11:12:28

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
2013-04-19 19:33:20

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...

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2009-07-02 22:38:33

The Amazon Rainforest (known as Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia in Portuguese, and Selva Amazónica 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
2009-05-27 18:12:50

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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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.