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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.
Researchers have discovered more than 700 new species of prehistoric insects in a 50-million-year-old amber deposit in India.
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.
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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).
Using NASA satellite data, scientists have produced a first-of-its kind map that details the height of the worldâ€™s forests.
WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists have produced a first-of-its kind map of the height of the world's forests by combining data from three NASA satellites.
During his unprecedented expedition into the heart of the Amazon, Michigan State University geographer Bob Walker discovered surprising evidence that many of the Brazilian governmentâ€™s efforts to protect the environment are working.
Australian firm QBiotics Ltd said Monday that it has developed a potential cancer drug from a rainforest plant that has successfully helped fight off inoperable tumors in pets.
Fire occurrence rates in the Amazon have increased in 59% of areas with reduced deforestation and risks cancelling part of the carbon savings achieved by UN measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and degradation.
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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