News tagged with rainforest

Oil and wildlife don't mix in Ecuador's Eden

What harm can a simple road do in a pristine place such as Ecuador's Yasuni National Park, home to peccaries, tapirs, monkeys and myriad other wildlife species? A great deal, it turns out. Specifically, it ...

Sep 10, 2009 4 / 5 (1) 0

The secret jungles of ancient France

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ah, Paris. Land of the Eiffel Tower, delicious French bread and... tropical rainforests? Sacrebleu! It seems unlikely, but scientists have discovered evidence that France may have been a hot, wet tropical ...

Jul 16, 2009 3.8 / 5 (9) 2

Rainforest rehab in every sense

Sophisticated sensors that measure leaf wetness, soil moisture and temperature are helping rehabilitate rainforest in the Springbrook World Heritage precinct in south-east Queensland.

Jun 12, 2009 5 / 5 (2) 0