Life Magazine, December 12, 1969 (Vol. 67)

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Rainforests have long been recognized as incredible hotspots of biodiversity, but large-scale deforestation from the commercial logging industry threatens to level rainforests across the globe. SEEK - Minnesota interactive directory of environmental education resources. This is achieved by punching a line of small holes in a leaf or by severing the main latex duct. The aim of PHOWN is to study variation of colony sizes of weavers, to map their breeding distribution, and to study these aspects in relation to climate change.

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Life Magazine JANUARY 18, 1954

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Read more at Amazon rainforest animals. 70% of plants found to have anticancer properties are found only in the rainforest. The government has cleared large areas of the Amazon Rainforest and encouraged people to move there. Fish stocks in the ocean have fallen very significantly over the last 50 years due to excessive fishing. Rare and endemic birds. 173 bird species occur within the site, representing 61% of all species recorded in.

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The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature

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The forest area is increasing by about 4,000 km 2 each year. The Kagoro forest is found in the north-western Nigerian state of Kaduna on the windward side of a plateau. Meanwhile plants have evolved water-retention mechanisms like waxy leaves. The wealth of plants and trees in tropical rainforests produce 20% of the oxygen we breathe. At last year’s UN Climate Summit in New York, “a global timeline to cut natural forest loss in half by 2020, and strive to end it by 2030” was adopted through the New York Declaration on Forests. [3] This promising move includes several ambitious government-level calls to action — from galvanising commodity traders into asking for policies to eliminate deforestation to creating policies targeting the governments that import the most forest-related commodities.

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Life Magazine, April 2, 1971

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Yet the differences are superimposed upon a background of striking similarity, produced by the same evolutionary pressures producing similar growth forms amongst many independent lineages of plants, giving equatorial rainforests in any part of the world the same characteristic general appearance. A vast area of tropical rainforest wilderness in Far North Queensland, Australia, Daintree National Park is home to the oldest rainforest on the planet —the closest living counterpart to the forests that once covered the ancient supercontinent of Gondwanaland.

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LIFE Magazine - July 5, 1954 - Cover: Famous cartoonist

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Ecology and Food of the 1970s: Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78 Travel back in time to hear of urban farms, collectives distributing organic foods, the fight to save the mountain (San Bruno), and how the anti-war movement galvanized a movement to save the earth. Medellin’s research has involved tracking and understanding the extraordinary migrations undertaken by bats such as the lesser long-nosed bat, which pollinates the agaves during its annual migration. (Worldwide, bats also propagate at least 500 other economically important night-flowering species).

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National Geographic June 2011

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Strategic Energy Forum, 4-10 December 2009, Brussels, Belgium. However, the rest of the watershed is pristine: this is the only coastal temperate rain forest watershed of this size, possibly in the world, with so little development. The tour sets off just after sunrise to ensure the best sightings. Members of the public can search existing tree data by species and other search filters, add new trees, edit tree data, upload images, or leave comments.

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National Geographic Magazine October 1969

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Japanese traders are nevertheless constantly on the lookout for new sources of supply. Bookchin’s comments are at best unconstructive and at worst positively harmful. Each participant also supports the project financially through an annual contribution of £15 (approximately $22). In the worst case, forests would produce 0.5 cubic meters per hectare a year, and 44 percent of the growth would have to be cut. Simulation and empirical climate studies also indicate a strong likelihood of increasing rainfall in drought-affected regions such as southwest Western Australia that are possible via broadscale reforestation ( Pitman et al. 2004 ), as well as reducing expected increases in temperature by 2050 to as much as 40% ( Narisma and Pitman 2006 ).

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LIFE Magazine - October 2, 1964 - The Warren Report

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One feature that distinguishes blue catfish from other catfishes is the prominent straight edge on their anal fin; other catfishes, including the similarly colored white catfish, have a rounded anal fin (see pictures on website). His dynamic teaching approach has taught thousands of Harvard students the importance of evolutionary principles and the need for environmental protection. His thesis, that HIV made the jump from simians to humans via the administration of oral polio vaccine in Africa in the 1950s, is still controversial, but his arguments are powerful, broad, and undeniable--all that is lacking is conclusive proof.

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Shifting Cultivation and Environmental Change: Indigenous

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They then not only have to compete with the surrounding plants, but must also find a suitable host to support their growth. While there is a wider phyletic range of primary producers (endosymbionts, plankton, and multiple phyla of benthic algae), within group diversity for each it is relatively low. The tree gardens of Pitakele, Sri Lanka, have a high species richness compared with previous studies on Sri Lankan and other similar agroforestry gardens.

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National Geographic Vol. 123 No. 2 February 1963

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Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 115, 1-3. •Yoder, J. Now you can develop your own leaf, bark, twig, and/or wood identification section for the museum. Mercury pollution in the upper Beni River basin, Bolivia. Not many people realize that eastern fox squirrels are not native to California. Regional Profile: Knysna-TsitsikammaTemperate Rainforests of South Africa; P. W, Frith/Bruce Coleman; 78-79; Hans Rheinhard/Bruce Coleman; 79; Rod Williams/Bruce Coleman; 80-81: Michael Fogden/Bruce Coleman; 81: Stephen Dalton/NHPA; 82-83; David Houston/Bruce Coleman; 83: Alain Compost/Bruce Coleman; 84-85: Michael Fogden/Bruce Coleman; 85: (top) Michael Fogden/Bruce Coleman, (bottom) Gunter Ziesler/Bruce Coleman: 86: C Houston/Bruce Coleman;86-87: Ken Preston-Mafham/Premophotos; 87; (top) Gunter Ziesler/Bruce Coleman, (bottom right) Erwin and Pegg>' Bauer; 88-89: Alain Compost/Bruce Coleman; 89; (top) Jean-Paul Ferrro/Auscape. (bottom left) Adrian Warren/Ardea, (bottom right) Gunter Ziesler/Bruce Coleman; 90-91: Robert Harding; 92-93: Robin Hanbury- Tenison/Robert Harding; 93: Moser, Taylor/Hutchinson Library; 94-95; Robin H anbury -Tenison/ Robert Harding; 95: Moser.

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