News tagged with rainforests

Location matters in the lowland Amazon

You know the old saying: Location, location, location? It turns out that it applies to the Amazon rainforest, too. New work from Carnegie's Greg Asner illustrates a hidden tapestry of chemical variation across ...

dateMay 25, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Savannahs slow climate change

Tropical rainforests have long been considered the Earth's lungs, sequestering large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and thereby slowing down the increasing greenhouse effect and associated human-made climate ...

dateMay 21, 2015 in Environment
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Suspended soils maintain rainforest ecosystems

Scientists from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) believe that the bird's nest fern, a plant commonly found in many of our homes, has a critical place in maintaining the biodiversity and the ecosystems of ...

dateFeb 10, 2015 in Ecology
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