Rainforest EXPLORER: News & Notes
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Guardians of Biodiversity, Stewards of our Climate — the MACROSCOPE

Guardians of Biodiversity, Stewards of our Climate — the MACROSCOPE | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The future of Earth depends on the future of tropical rainforests.
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The year in rainforests: 2015

The year in rainforests: 2015 | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

RT @mongabay: RT @goldmanprize: Was 2015 a good year for rainforests?

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We’re Living in the Tropics

We’re Living in the Tropics | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
When it comes to climate change, we live on a tropical planet, we just don’t realize it Finally, it seems, the world’s warmer climates – so often overlooked when it comes to the impact of climate change – shared the spotlight in a high-profile...
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Most climate change news focuses on the poles...but what is happening in the Tropics is equally important

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Curbing Climate Change | Rainforest Alliance

Curbing Climate Change | Rainforest Alliance | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Did you know? Deforestation accounts for approx 17% of global GHG emissions http://t.co/LxQxOwU1KM #forestfact
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Building a Sustainable Forest Economy

Building a Sustainable Forest Economy | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Between 1999 and 2012 alone, mining in the Peruvian Amazon increased by 400 percent, resulting in rampant deforestation and the dumping of an estimated 3,000 tons of mercury into local waterways
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Ants and termites might run more of the world than you think

Ants and termites might run more of the world than you think | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Although ants and termites are small insects, they are the most abundant animals in many tropical ecosystems, including tropical rainforests
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Weekend Wildlife:  What's the most abundant animal in a rainforest?  It's not the monkeys or the frogs! 

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Heavily logged forests still valuable for tropical wildlife

Heavily logged forests still valuable for tropical wildlife | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
New research has found rainforests that have been logged several times continue to hold substantial value for biodiversity and could have a role in conservation.
Rainforest destruction in Thailand.
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How Is Climate Change Affecting Tropical Forests?

How Is Climate Change Affecting Tropical Forests? | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Melting ice caps at the poles are not the only concern when thinking about global warming. Increasingly, scientists are realizing that the impact of rising
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