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Destroyed coastal habitats may release tonnes of carbon


September 7th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Destruction of coastal habitats may saddle the atmosphere with an additional billion tonnes of carbon every year, 10 times higher than previously reported, according to a ... Read more...

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Humans mimic orang-utan moves in free running


February 27th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Humans mimic their closest kin orang-utans to gain momentum when it comes to climbing and jumping, shows a new research.Thought to be huge and remotely acrobatic, ... Read more...

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Tropical forest growth could worsen carbon dioxide problem


August 16th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, August 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the University of Cambridge, UK have reported that more trees may rather worsen the carbon dioxide problem the ... Read more...

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‘Gossip Girl’ star Jessica Szohr, Comes Into Sight In A Sexy Ad With Just A Thin Body Paint


January 7th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 7, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): Celebrity of ‘Gossip Girl’ (GG), Jessica Szohr, has come into view in a provoking fresh ad campaign that would certainly make her personality in ... Read more...

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Global warming 60m years ago improved Tropical forest diversity


November 12th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Global warming may not have any adverse effect on the Tropical forests, as scientists have suggested that nearly 60 million years ago rainforests prospered at temperatures that were ... Read more...

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Green Battalion to protect Guatemala’s national park


November 7th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Nov 7 (IANS/EFE) Guatemala's sprawling Laguna del Tigre National Park, home to more than 3,000 species of flora and about 50 archaeological sites, will be protected by the "Green Battalion", ... Read more...

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Countries argue over how to save forests


October 26th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan) Oct 26 (IANS) One hectare of a tropical forest yields us benefits worth $6,120 every year, far more than gained by cutting that forest down. But they continue ... Read more...

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Farmlands hacked out of tropical forests, finds study


September 6th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) More than half a million square miles of new farmland - an area as big as Alaska - was created in the developing world between 1980 and 2000. More ... Read more...

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Most new farmland comes from cutting tropical forest


September 4th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that more than 80 percent of the farmlands created in the tropics between 1980 and 2000 came into existence after cutting forests.As a ... Read more...

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British newspaper apologises to green panel


June 22nd, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) A British newspaper which accused a UN environmental panel of bad science over its report on effect of climate change on Amazon rainforests has apologized for casting aspersions ... Read more...

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Small family farms in tropics can feed the hungry and preserve biodiversity


February 23rd, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Two University of Michigan researchers have determined that small, family-owned farms can produce lots of food while preserving biodiversity in the world's remaining tropical forests.In many tropical ... Read more...

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Increased conflict in tropical forests projected despite Copenhagen Accord


January 22nd, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 22 (ANI): A new report has warned that the failure to set legal standards and safeguards for a mechanism to transfer funds to forest-rich nations may trigger a sharp rise ... Read more...

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New climate treaty could save some species, but increase risk to others


November 17th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 17 (ANI): Scientists believe that 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 ... Read more...

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Logged rainforests can support as much biodiversity as virgin forest within 15 years


October 21st, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 21 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Leeds, UK, has found that logged rainforests can support as much plant, animal and insect life as virgin forest ... Read more...

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ESA investigates new methods of mapping tropical forest from space


August 22nd, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, August 22 (ANI): The European Space agency (ESA) is investigating new methods of mapping tropical forest from space.Tropical forests play an important role in the terrestrial carbon budget by absorbing huge ... Read more...

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Swiss man survives 300 days on remote Pacific island with knives, pig


July 15th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 15 (ANI): A Swiss man has successfully survived 300 days with just two knives for cutting, and a baby pig for company on an uninhabited Pacific island.Adventurer Xavier Rosset decided ... Read more...

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Australian forests best in the world at locking up carbon


June 17th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 17 (ANI): A new study has found that mountain ash forests in Australia are the best in the world at locking up carbon.According to a report by ABC News, the ... Read more...

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Chimps use geometric mental map to navigate jungle


March 13th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13 (ANI): Chimpanzees maintain a geometric mental map of their home range, moving from point to point in nearly straight lines, suggests new research."The kind of striking thing when ... Read more...

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Tropical lizards may be in serious threat from global warming


March 4th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A new research has indicated that lizards living in tropical forests in Central and South America and the Caribbean could be in serious peril from rising temperatures ... Read more...

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Drivers of tropical deforestation are changing, say scientists


August 7th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): Scientists have said that the drivers of tropical deforestation are changing from poverty-driven to industry-driven deforestation, which threatens the worlds tropical forests, but offers new opportunities for ... Read more...

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Solution of plant world paradox may lead to better predictions for climate change


June 19th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Scientists have resolved a longstanding paradox in the plant world, which could lead to far more accurate predictions of global climate change.The paradox centers on puzzling aspects ... Read more...

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Lemurs identify each other through moonlight singing


May 7th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 7 (ANI): You might use your singing skills to grab the attention for your loved one, but in case of lemurs the same kind of crooning is used for ... Read more...

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Using bats to help tropical reforestation


April 29th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by admin
London, April 29 (IANS) German scientists have hit upon a novel yet cost-effective idea to revive reforestation in the tropics - by using bats as seed dispersers. They have designed bat roosts ... Read more...

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Fake concrete bat roosts will help in reclaiming tropical forests


April 21st, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin
London, April 21 (ANI): Ecologists have placed fake concrete bat roosts in deforested areas in Costa Rica, in an effort to reclaim tropical forests.According to a report in New Scientist, Detlev ... Read more...

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Reason behind public vs. private signaling by a tropical rainforest bird identified


February 14th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 14 (ANI): A team of French and Brazilian researchers have found the reason behind the adaptation of the song of Brazilian white-browed warbler to the acoustic properties of the ... Read more...

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British MPs warn biofuels will harm planet


January 21st, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 21 (ANI): A committee of British MPs has said that the plans to promote "green" petrol and diesel made from crops will do the planet more harm than good, and ... Read more...

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No hard evidence for claims on decline of tropical forests


January 8th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): New research carried out by University of Leeds has found that claims of the tropical forests declining cannot be backed up by convincing evidence.The study, which was published ... Read more...

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UN in favour of compensating developing countries for reduced emissions


November 30th, 2007 - 2:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new plan to compensate developing countries for reduced emissions and saving their forests and woodlands, is going to be discussed at the United Nations Climate Change Conference ... Read more...

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