News tagged with tropical forests

Do beetles have maternal instincts?

Hidden in the thick foliage of tropical forests a subfamily of colorful beetles hides the secrets of the earliest stages of social behavior, showing explicit signs of maternal instincts and care. An international ...

dateSep 26, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Making progress on deforestation

In 2005, Brazil was losing more forest each year than any other country. The good news is that today, Brazil has reduced deforestation in the Amazon rainforest by 70 percent, according to a recent study. ...

dateJun 24, 2014 in Environment
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Rare elephant found dead in Indonesia

A critically-endangered Sumatran elephant has been found dead in Indonesia's Aceh province, an official said Wednesday, the second death from suspected poisoning within a month.

dateMay 16, 2012 in Ecology
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New climate treaty could put species at risk

Plans to be discussed at the forthcoming UN climate conference in Copenhagen to cut deforestation in developing countries could save some species from extinction but inadvertently increase the risk to others, scientists believe.

dateNov 16, 2009 in Environment
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