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Protecting biodiversity

The Congo Basin is an unruly ribbon of tropical forest: Over a million square miles spanning six countries in Central Africa, running inward along the equator from the continent's western coast. It is the second-largest contiguous ...

dateDec 10, 2014 in Ecology
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Reconstructing the African humid period

During the end of the last ice age, there were dramatic changes in rainfall across a vast swath of Africa. As the world's large ice sheets receded in northern and southern latitudes, rainfall in much of Africa increased dramatically, ...

dateDec 05, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Greenhouse gases linked to African rainfall

Scientists may have solved a long-standing enigma known as the African Humid Period - an intense increase in cumulative rainfall in parts of Africa that began after a long dry spell following the end of the last ice age and ...

dateDec 04, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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South African academy trains anti-poaching dogs

Venom and Killer. These are members of a furry breed of anti-poaching operatives, dogs that can detect a whiff of hidden rhino horn in a suspect's vehicle or follow the spoor of armed poachers in South Africa's besieged wildlife ...

dateNov 29, 2014 in Ecology
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