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International Orangutan Day - still threatened by extinction

No hope for orangutans? Ahead of International Orangutan Day on Saturday environmentalists says the big apes are still on the brink of extinction due …

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Exotic fish from Amazon Basin discovered in a canal in England | GrindTV.com

Contractors draining a canal for maintenance in England were electro-shocking fish to transport them to another canal when they came across an exotic …

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Brazil's indigenous tribes to protest as court decision looms

BRASÍLIA (AFP) -<p>Brazilian indigenous activists are expected to protest in the capital Brasilia on Wednesday ahead of a Supreme Court verdict that could weaken tribes' legal hold on swaths of ancestral land.<p>At least 2,000 tribal representatives from around the country are to demonstrate against what …

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Brand Spotlight: Natura Brasil, Made From Brazil’s Rainforests‎

New York friends, here’s another store that you can go to on your next beauty shopping adventure, and that I would LOVE to be able to go to as well …

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Ancient people arrived in Sumatra’s rainforests more than 60,000 years ago

Humans inhabited rainforests on the Indonesian island of Sumatra between 73,000 and 63,000 years ago — shortly before a massive eruption of the …

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Ants dominate waste management in tropical rainforests

A study by the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, has found that ants are responsible for moving more than …

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Deforestation and Climate Disruption Are Degrading the Amazon, Endangering Our Survival

The Amazon Rainforest, the most biologically diverse place on Earth, is threatened by deforestation and anthropogenic climate disruption. (Photo: …

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Trees in the Amazon make their own rain

The Amazon rainforest is home to strange weather. One peculiarity is that rains begin 2 to 3 months before seasonal winds start to bring in moist air …

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Nine Missing After Mercosul Line Containership Collides with Tug and Barges on Amazon River

A containership operated by Brazilian shipping company Mercosul Line was involved in a serious collision with a tug pushing barges down the Amazon …

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2-Day Tour on the Amazon River from Manaus

Spend a day in the Amazon, the world’s largest river basin and the source of one-fifth of all free-flowing fresh water on Earth. Its rain forests are …

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If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef

With one dietary change, the U.S. could almost meet greenhouse-gas emission goals.<p>Ecoanxiety is an emerging condition. Named in 2011, the American Psychological Association recently described it as the dread and helplessness that come with “watching the slow and seemingly irrevocable impacts of …

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Study finds human influence in the Amazon's third 1-in-100 year drought since 2005

Deforestation and climate change appear to be amplifying droughts in the Amazon<p>If you are like me, you picture the Amazon region as an ever lush, wet, tropical region filled with numerous plant and animal species. Who would imagine the Amazon experiencing drought? I mean sure, if we think of …

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Swolemates share tricks for keeping themselves, relationship in tip-top shape

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>The Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon will happen in downtown Detroit on Oct. 14-15.<p>FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — It’s hot and …

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The Luxury Cruise Lines Sailing the Waters of the Amazon

UNESCO World Heritage sites like Machu Picchu and Cusco have long been on the list of the world’s must-see sites, and Peru’s food scene has entered …

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Study reinforces the Amazon forest's importance in regulating atmospheric chemistry

Airborne measurements made as part of the Green Ocean Amazon experiment (GOAmazon) show that the Amazon rainforest emits at least three times more …

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Can we pay people to save the rainforests?

Earth’s forests are crucial for controlling the rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and for maintaining biodiversity, so efforts are underway around the world to stop deforestation. But what happens when those same trees are also crucial to a family’s livelihood?<p>One solution being …

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Paying people to protect forests is worth it -- ScienceDaily

Comments<p>The time limit for entering new comments on this Quicklink has expired.<p>This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to …

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A Water Filtration System that Merges Science with Pleasing Aesthetics

Drop by drop is a water filtration system for home that uses plants to filter out contaminants. Recommended plants to be used in the filtration …

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Bird Fact Friday – The Overlooked Puffbirds

From page 290 of <i>The New Neotropical Companion</i>:Puffbirds are large-headed, heavy-bodied birds so named for the puffed appearance of their feathers. …

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Ecological underdogs vital to defense of coastlines

It’s said that every dog has its day. And when it comes to forests, the “dogged” mangroves deserve some serious attention.<p>Mangroves are undervalued and underappreciated components of Mother Nature’s coastal infrastructure, but they deserve respect for all that they do for people. They are living …

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Cell phones are being used as solar computers to save the rain forests

<i>Promoted by Coors Light</i><p>Cell phones have powerful computers inside them. This company is using old ones to save the rain forests.<p><i>Mashable’</i>s new series, <i>A Cleaner Future</i>, highlights the best and brightest innovators working to change our world for the better.<p>Subscribe for new episodes of <i>A Cleaner</i> …

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7 countries where you can travel on $30 a day or less

Many people believe that traveling is extremely expensive, and while this may be true if you're expecting five-star hotels and luxury cruises, on the whole it's a misconception.<p>There are countries all over the world where, thanks to the low cost of living and (in some cases) strong U.S. dollar, …

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A gold-standard test proves we can save forests with just a little money.

Here’s a simple way to match the priorities of rich environmentalists (saving forests and vulnerable species, like gorillas) with the needs of the …

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China Imperils Latin America’s Environment

While President Trump rolls back environmental protections and announces the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate accord, China is trying to position itself as the world’s climate leader, pledging to cooperate with other countries to build an “eco-civilization.” China has …

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Scientists discover the Amazon forest sets off its own rainy season

Scientists have been stumped for years over why the southern Amazon rainforest‘s rainy season begins two to three months earlier than they’d expect. …

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CAO Fuma Em Corda

CAO has long been known to push the boundaries, introducing unorthodox packaging, marketing strategies, and highlighting exotic tobaccos that are …

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Viagra In Your Coffee? FDA Recalls Latest Combo Product

The next time you need a jolt of energy or a “boost”, it’s best to steer clear of an instant coffee known as “New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Herbs Coffee.”<p>The reason why? It contains an ingredient similar to Viagra.<p>The manufacturer, Bestherbs Coffee LLC of in Grand Prairie, Texas, is voluntarily …

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Bird Fact Friday – All About Trogons

From pages 269-270 of <i>The New Neotropical Companion</i>:Trogons are cavity nesters. Some species excavate nest holes in decaying trees; others dig into …

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Amazon may still get .amazon despite govt opposition – thanks to a classic ICANN cockup

<b>Special report</b> DNS king breaks own bylaws yet againAmazon may still get hold of its namesake top-level domain .amazon after an independent review …

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Paying poor landowners not to cut trees a cheap way to save forests

Ugandan villagers paid $28 a year not to cut trees. Study finds that's cheaper than mitigating climate change<p>As environmentalists debate how best to …

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