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  • The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed

    John Vaillant

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    Case studies on measuring and assessing forest degradation: addressing forest degradation in the context of joint forest management in Udaipur, India. Today however, Singapore's primary forests are very different from the pristine forests in the rest of Southeast Asia because many of the large animal species are now extinct in Singapore. Prior to European settlement, ∼80% of Queensland’s land surface was covered with forests, shrublands and heathlands, with most occurring in the east and north ( Wilson et al. 2002 ).
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    Recently, the struggle between the forest industry and environmental organizations resulted in significant concessions in Clayoquot Sound and the Great Bear Rainforest. This energy is stored in plant vegetation, which is eaten by animals. Amazon is spread in amazingly wide territory and facilitates its privileges to around eight countries: Colombia, French Guyana, Suriname, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela. New Phytologist 208, 1241�1250. •Anderson-Teixeira, K.
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  • Rainforest Life

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    With more than 4,533 documented species, Alabama ranks fifth among states in terms of overall species diversity, and is first among states east of the Mississippi River. Volunteer birdwatchers with the Puget Sound Seabird Survey gather valuable data on wintering seabird populations in Puget Sound. The temperature is usually humid due to heavy rains. Forest clearing will put another 200 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere in the coming decades, according to the Environmental Defense Fund, a leading green group. “Any realistic plan to reduce global warming pollution sufficiently—and in time—to avoid dangerous consequences must rely in part on preserving tropical forests,” states the Environmental Defense Fund. “Conservation costs money, while profits from timber, charcoal, pasture and cropland drive people to cut down forests,” adds EDF.
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  • National Geographic Magazine, The Volume 32

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    Things you can do to help save rainforests: Don't buy products made from wildlife skins. This is one of the most intensive studies of rainforest mammal diversity ever undertaken. Large tracts of forest have been cleared for cacao crops, which thrive in the rich soil of the rain forest. Almir hopes to generate income for the tribe by selling forest carbon credits. By 2009, the total area reported under plantation in Australia was 2 000 000 ha, with Victoria and Western Australia having the largest areas, of which roughly half consisted of hardwood species ( Australian Bureau of Rural Sciences 2010 ).
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  • Life Magazine June 23, 1958 -- Cover: Hempstead Seniors See

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    This approach would both alleviate tensions on local ecosystems trying to balance intense effort with waning stocks, and improve fishing efficiency by concentrating effort where catch is most available. This paper has two core concerns: 1) to analyze the relationship between the Chinese and non-Chinese stakeholders and 2) to understand the role of each stakeholder in the EIA process. A great day of easy hikes and lounging in the sun. An additional stakeholder in this project is Électricité de France (EDF), a French company.
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  • Life Magazine - July 1, 1946

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    Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 9, 225-241. get abstract / full text Aerts R, Wagendorp T, November E, Behailu M, Deckers J, Muys B 2004. Deforestation or clearance occurs due to several reasons, to get an overview we could include the need of money, both in terms of profitability as well as providing for one’s family in most scenarios, along with lack of or no forest laws, need for land space for housing etc among a long list of other uses.
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  • Rain Forest Animals Sticker Book (Discovery Sticker Books)

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    Ecological effects of invasive alien insects. Well-defined seasons with a distinct winter characterize this forest biome. Symposium on the rehabilitation of dryland forests in Ethiopia: ecology and management.. Young leaves from tea bushes were reportedly picked about every nine days, continually maintaining the bushes’ waist-high stature. The lesson from this story is that ecosystem services can be used on a truly sustainable basis only if the intensity of use is substantially less than the apparent maximum.
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  • Rain Forest Birds : An Educational Coloring Book of the

    Linda Spizzirri, Peter M. Spizzirri

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    Science 282:439-442. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.282.5388.439 Pimentel, D., R. That this should be a matter of public concern is a sad commentary on the state of basic science education. Scientists have long been interested in studying the canopy, but the height of trees made research difficult until recently. Damages recovered in this way must be paid to the borough and used to restore those ecosystems and natural communities.
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  • Life Magazine, September 16, 1946

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    The role of fine and coarse roots in shallow slope stability and soil erosion control with a focus on root system architecture: a review. The Borneo rainforest has recently generated a lot of international interest, especially in respect of its continuous destruction and other conservation-related threats. Did you know that thanks to a common little snail you can find in your garden, in the park or under a hedge, you can see evolution in your own back yard?
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  • National Geographic Magazine, Aug. 1997, Vol. 192, No. 2

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    Such trees tend to specialize in attracting a particular type of fruit eater - one that will disperse the seed rather than destroy it. It is an ingenious technique which was invented independently in different parts of the world. On a rainy July 10, for instance, listening to James Taylor’s “Fire and Rain,” I drove toward the Queets River Valley to learn more about the Paradise Fire so that I could “talk about things to come.” At the Kalaloch campground, I asked the first park employee I ran into whether the rain, then coming down harder, might extinguish the fire? “It will slow down the fire’s spread,” she told me, “but won’t put it out.