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Math File Folder Games

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Math File Folder Games are an inexpensive way to teach and review a wide selection of math skills! Printable math games & Math apps: Specializing in 5th grade math games to 8th grade math games.
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Tree Canopy Bill Advocates Say Opponents Spreading Misinformation - Bethesda Now

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Bethesda Now Tree Canopy Bill Advocates Say Opponents Spreading Misinformation Bethesda Now County Executive Isiah Leggett and Conservation Montgomery's Caren Madsen talked about a proposed tree canopy protection The battle over a Montgomery County...
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Invasive Lionfish Infestation Discovered By South Florida Deep Water Dive ... - Huffington Post

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Unique view of Earth's most biodiverse ecosystems from 400 square metres of mesh high up in the rainforest canopy

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Scientists have taken to the trees to study rainforest habitats for years, but getting to the top of the canopy can be problematic. Now a French pilot and Swedish aeronautical expert have created a range of inventive solutions, including an inflatable raft that can be lowered from the sky right onto the tree tops.

 

Dany Cleyet-Marrel has been a hot air balloon and airship pilot since 1975. In 1986, he came up with the concept of the Canopy Raft, a platform 'aeroported' in by hot air balloon. The raft itself has a hexagonal design, with sides made from inflatable material and webbing in between each strut. Scientists can use the raft as a workstation nestling in the canopy of the rainforest. It has already been used in Cameroon, Gabon, and Madagascar and was featured on the British website, Deputy Dog. 

After testing with a hot air balloon, but then Cleyet-Marrel teamed up with Lindstrand Technologies to design an airship for towing the raft. This company is run by Per Lindstrand, a Swede best known for his series of record-breaking trans-oceanic hot air balloon flights with Sir Richard Branson.

 

Lindstrand Technologies created the AS 300, which at 8,500 cubic metres is said to be the biggest airship in the world. It needed to be this size to carry the 750kg Canopy Raft. It was later used to carry what the Lindstrand team calls a sledge – a kind of inflatable gondola that can lift three people into the canopy to collect botanical and entomological samples.

 

The effectiveness of the contraption has led to some problems. Lindstrand said that the team are not using the AS 300 airship and raft at the moment because officials in some  countries were unhappy that it allowed scientists to see vast areas of deforestation that governments did not want to be publicised.

 

Cleyet-Marrel is planning further trips, but instead of the raft he'll be using the Canopy Bubble (shown above), a one-seater 210 cubic metre helium balloon, designed to let scientists move around the treetops, gliding along ropes up to two kilometres long. Cleyet-Marrel says: "The Canopy Bubble allows a researcher to remain in contact with the canopy during two or three hours in the morning, evening or at night. The passenger can move along the rope simply by pulling him or herself along the rope by hand or with a jumar clamp in case of adverse wind. A secondary rope attached to the main rope enables a researcher to cover greater distances away from the main rope and thus increases the field of investigation."


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Chan's megastick (discovered 2008) - The world's longest insect - 56.7 cm

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Stick insects use camouflage and mimicry to great effect. At an impressive 567mm the Chan's megastick (Phobaeticus chani) is the world's longest insect, discovered in the forest canopy in 2008.

It was found near Gunung Kinabalu Park, Sabah, in the Heart of Borneo and measures more than half a metre in length. The largest and one of only a handful of known specimens in the world is held at the Natural History museum in London. Despite is enormous size virtually nothing is known about it. Scientists believe it lives high up in the rainforest canopy, which has made it hard to find and kept it a secret until now.


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For every species of mammal, 300 arthropod species lurk in rainforest

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During 2003-2004 scientists sampled the rainforest canopy from canopy cranes, inflatable platforms, balloons, climbing ropes and along the forest floor to collect a total of 130,000 insects.

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Scientists Find Ancient Rainforest—in Antarctica

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It turns out Antarctica wasn't always an inhospitable expanse of ice. Drilling in the seabed off Antarctica has dug up sediment cores that, scientists say, reveal that a "near-tropical"... Green News Summaries.
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Old smartphones called in to save Indonesian forests - New Scientist

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Old smartphones called in to save Indonesian forests
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A CHAINSAW revs in a remote swathe of the Indonesian rainforest.
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'Rainforest Connection' Aims To Use Cell Phones To Stop Deforestation - Huffington Post

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'Rainforest Connection' Aims To Use Cell Phones To Stop Deforestation Huffington Post "We can find out how much forest has been cut using satellite images, but we find out after, so we cannot trace when it happens," Dwiati Novita Rini, a rainforest...
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Tree house for grown ups - The rainforest home that allows owners a canopy-top ... - Daily Mail

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The contemporary 'treehouse' sits in the forest canopy at the top of the steep hills looking like something out of a science fiction show.
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On Johns Island, newly created gap in tree canopy raises residents' ire - Charleston Post Courier

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On Johns Island, newly created gap in tree canopy raises residents' ire
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Thomas Legare looks through the tree canopy over River Road on Johns Island.
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Restoring the canopy Amherst begins planting 2000 trees - GazetteNET

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Restoring the canopy Amherst begins planting 2000 trees GazetteNET Some of the trees are being placed in spots of Snow's choosing, such as Lincoln Avenue, where an aging tree canopy is at risk, and other streets where wide open treeless stretches...
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Home Builders Propose Alternate Tree Canopy Bill - Bethesda Now

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Bethesda Now Home Builders Propose Alternate Tree Canopy Bill Bethesda Now Builders have formed Renewing Montgomery, a communications initiative to protest the tree canopy bill as proposed by the county executive and Department of Environmental...
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Rusty The Red Panda Got Out Of Zoo Through Tree Canopy - W*USA 9

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Rusty The Red Panda Got Out Of Zoo Through Tree Canopy W*USA 9 They concluded that "it is highly likely that Rusty left his enclosure during the night of Sunday, June 23 or early morning Monday, June 24 through the tree canopy in his exhibit,"...
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Six Westerly students taking educational field trip to Peru - The Westerly Sun

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Six Westerly students taking educational field trip to Peru The Westerly Sun The students and Westerly High biology teacher Julie Malone will be stationed on a research ship in the Amazon's Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, the largest protected area of...
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Unique view of Earth's most biodiverse ecosystems from 400 square metres of mesh high up in the rainforest canopy

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Scientists have taken to the trees to study rainforest habitats for years, but getting to the top of the canopy can be problematic. Now a French pilot and Swedish aeronautical expert have created a range of inventive solutions, including an inflatable raft that can be lowered from the sky right onto the tree tops.

 

Dany Cleyet-Marrel has been a hot air balloon and airship pilot since 1975. In 1986, he came up with the concept of the Canopy Raft, a platform 'aeroported' in by hot air balloon. The raft itself has a hexagonal design, with sides made from inflatable material and webbing in between each strut. Scientists can use the raft as a workstation nestling in the canopy of the rainforest. It has already been used in Cameroon, Gabon, and Madagascar and was featured on the British website, Deputy Dog. 

After testing with a hot air balloon, but then Cleyet-Marrel teamed up with Lindstrand Technologies to design an airship for towing the raft. This company is run by Per Lindstrand, a Swede best known for his series of record-breaking trans-oceanic hot air balloon flights with Sir Richard Branson.

 

Lindstrand Technologies created the AS 300, which at 8,500 cubic metres is said to be the biggest airship in the world. It needed to be this size to carry the 750kg Canopy Raft. It was later used to carry what the Lindstrand team calls a sledge – a kind of inflatable gondola that can lift three people into the canopy to collect botanical and entomological samples.

 

The effectiveness of the contraption has led to some problems. Lindstrand said that the team are not using the AS 300 airship and raft at the moment because officials in some  countries were unhappy that it allowed scientists to see vast areas of deforestation that governments did not want to be publicised.

 

Cleyet-Marrel is planning further trips, but instead of the raft he'll be using the Canopy Bubble (shown above), a one-seater 210 cubic metre helium balloon, designed to let scientists move around the treetops, gliding along ropes up to two kilometres long. Cleyet-Marrel says: "The Canopy Bubble allows a researcher to remain in contact with the canopy during two or three hours in the morning, evening or at night. The passenger can move along the rope simply by pulling him or herself along the rope by hand or with a jumar clamp in case of adverse wind. A secondary rope attached to the main rope enables a researcher to cover greater distances away from the main rope and thus increases the field of investigation."


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Why I would like to be an eco-kid

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Here's a nice Eco Kid essay from Lillian Aguirre, who really captures the essence of what it means to be and Eco Kid.  She's going to love her time learning about nature at Chaa Creek.

 

"I want to be an eco-kid because I love nature and would like to help to protect the rainforest.  When I visit the rainforest, the shade from the canopy of tree refreshes me.  The smell of green trees relaxes me and the singing of the birds inspires me.  I hope and pray that I might find and fallow a jaguar’s paw prints on a trail or I may look up high above and see an owl staring at me.  If I am lucky I hope to see soldier ants carrying leave to build their homes wild pigs grunting by howler monkeys hanging on trees branches like thunder."


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Difference within common species may predict the presence of rare animals

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When deciding whether or not to clear a patch of rainforest land for development, scientists are often called in to quantify how many different species exist there.
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Rainforest plays critical role in hydropower generation.

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Deforestation in the Amazon region could significantly reduce the amount of electricity produced from hydropower, says a new study.

 

Scientists say the rainforest is critical in generating the streams and rivers that ultimately turn turbines.

 

If trees continue to be felled, the energy produced by one of the world's biggest dams could be cut by a third.

 

The study is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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Bioluminescent mushrooms glow

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In the din of a faraway rainforest, human capacity for fairy tales and fright can be rekindled by extremely distant cousins to our own kingdom. Luis Morgado told the tale:

“…in the night of the tropical rainforest we found something that would make even the most rational scientist wonder about the magical world.”

Using bioluminescent light, fungus attract insects to help spread spores in the still air of the dense rainforest – and spread that magical sense of awe biologists in a new ecosystem experience.


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Taman Negara Canopy Walk - Free Pictures of Various Places

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Source: allmalaysia.info via pK on Pinterest (Taman Negara Canopy Walk on a rope bride, Malaysia http://t.co/afCFlpOuue)
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Up a tree — in a good way — with Canopy Climbers - The Seattle Times

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Up a tree — in a good way — with Canopy Climbers
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Once a month from now through November, Canopy Climbers will host an “open climb.” It's a way to explore recreational climbing and literally get in touch with nature.
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Brazils Rainforest is Going Up in Smoke, Again - Daily Beast

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Brazils Rainforest is Going Up in Smoke, Again
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The paper bolsters an old theory by Brazilian climate scientist Eneas Salati, who argued that the Amazon actually produces half its own rainfall.
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Australia's sugar cane industry battling yellow canopy syndrome - Radio Australia

Australia's sugar cane industry battling yellow canopy syndrome
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... sugar cane industry battling yellow canopy syndrome (Credit: ABC).
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Cool canopy in Weatherford Canyon - Arizona Daily Sun

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After bicycling part of the now reopened -- but shadeless and blazing hot -- Waterline Road several Saturdays ago, I was suffering green, leafy withdrawal symptoms.
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