News tagged with rainforest

Leeches are DNA bloodhounds in the jungle

Copenhagen Zoo and University of Copenhagen have in collaboration developed a new and revolutionary, yet simple and cheap, method for tracking mammals in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. They collect leeches from tropical ...

dateApr 23, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Pest insects to help produce ethanol

Pest insects in tropical rainforests can be a valuable natural asset. So believes Lisbeth Olsson, who is hunting for new enzymes in partnership with Vietnamese researchers.

dateMar 27, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Catalyser for clean rainforest air

(PhysOrg.com) -- The atmosphere’s robust capacity to clean itself is owed to the consistent recycling of its cleaning agent. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz have now clarified ...

dateMar 01, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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