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Amazon Rainforest Restoration Ideas

Amazon Rainforest Restoration Ideas

The Amazon rainforest is in need of help as it seems to be on the way to becoming a desert. Recent studies and research have found that the causes of most of its problems lies with climate change, forest fires, and deforestation. Various ideas to help restore the Amazon rainforest are logical, technological, and even […]

Legalize Illegal Drugs to Save the Rain Forests?

Legalize Illegal Drugs to Save the Rain Forests?

The trafficking of illegal drugs is causing deforestation in Central America to occur at an increased rate, according to a report published today in Science, whose authors suggest that reforming current U.S. drug policy and perhaps legalizing illegal drugs could help save the rain forests. The lead author of the new report, Kendra McSweeney, an associate geology […]

Over 75 Percent of Big Carnivores Facing Extinction

Over 75 Percent of Big Carnivores Facing Extinction

According to a recent study in the journal Science, over 75 percent of Earth’s big carnivores are suffering major declines in their numbers that could result in their extinction unless efforts are taken to preserve them. These animals include bears, dingoes, wolves, and lions. Humans are behind many of the reasons for the startling decline […]

Study: Amazon Rainforest Estimated to Have 16,000 Species of Trees

Study: Amazon Rainforest Estimated to Have 16,000 Species of Trees

An international group of scientists, including researchers, taxonomists and students based at 88 institutions and The Field Museum in Chicago, offer insight into the diversity of tree species within the Amazon rainforest. Launching a large-scale investigation, the team established that an astonishing 16,000 species of trees existed within the Amazon, with over half of all […]

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