Rainforest EXPLORER: News & Notes
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Amazon deforestation soars after a decade of stability

Amazon deforestation soars after a decade of stability | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
"The Amazon is nearly 20 per cent deforested, which may be close to a tipping point in terms of its ability to maintain itself and the climate system and rains that it helps to create," says Thomas Lovejoy, a pioneer in Amazon biodiversity studies, currently at George Mason University.
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Tropical Scientists Fear Climate Change Will Cause Loss of Species in Amazon Rainforest

Tropical Scientists Fear Climate Change Will Cause Loss of Species in Amazon Rainforest | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The impact of global warming on the Arctic poles is well documented and easy to see. But scientists are just now beginning to understand the impact of
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A must read..."What happens in the tropics determines what happens to the earth’s biodiversity … We are on a tropical planet. We just don’t realize it because so many of us live in the colder latitudes." - Yadvinder Mahli

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A must read..."What happens in the tropics determines what happens to the earth’s biodiversity … We are on a tropical planet. We just don’t realize it because so many of us live in the colder latitudes." - Yadvinder Mahli

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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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