tropical forests

Western Ghats being handed over to mining barons: Goa’s green campaigner


July 5th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 5 (IANS) A rampaging iron ore mining industry and colluding officials are behind the shocking exclusion of Goa's forests from a cluster of 39 areas in the Western ... Read more...

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Seagrass can help mitigate climate change


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 23 (IANS) Seagrasses can hold as much carbon as the world's temperate and tropical forests and play an important role in mitigating in climate change, says a first ... Read more...

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Two held for smuggling rare animals


September 7th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 7 (IANS) Two Karnataka residents were nabbed Wednesday for smuggling two Slender Lorises, a rare and endangered species of nocturnal primates largely found in a sanctuary in southern ... 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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300 new species found in Philippines


July 1st, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Manila, July 1 (IANS) Around 300 new species of flora and fauna have been discovered in the Philippines by an expedition of foreign and national scientists, the Prensa Latina news ... Read more...

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Mangroves among most carbon-rich tropical forests


April 6th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Coastal mangrove forests across the Indo-Pacific region store more carbon than almost any other forest on earth.A research team from the US Forest Service's Pacific Southwest ... Read more...

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Global warming threat to tropical rainforests exaggerated


November 14th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) The threat to tropical rainforests from global warming may have been exaggerated, says a new study.Researchers have shown that the world's tropical forests thrived in the far distant ... 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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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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First high-resolution maps of carbon trapped in tropical forests revealed


September 7th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 7 (ANI): Using satellite mapping, airborne-laser technology, and ground-based plot surveys, scientists have come out with the first high-resolution maps of carbon locked up in tropical forest vegetation and emitted ... 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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New satellite images reveal how world’s mangrove forests have declined


August 19th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Scientists have got the most comprehensive and exact data on the distribution and decline of mangrove forests from across the world, all thanks to new satellite imagery.The research, ... Read more...

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Adapting to warming could worsen climate change


August 7th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): A new study has concluded that the way humanity reacts to climate change may do more damage to many areas of the planet than climate change itself unless ... Read more...

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Boat Made Of Plastic Bottles Embarks On A Voyage From America To Australia


March 25th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 25, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A boat made of 12,000 plastic bottles has begun to go on an expedition from San Francisco to Sydney. The mission of the boat is ... 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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How tropical grasses originated around 30 mln yrs ago


February 9th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have solved the mystery of how tropical grasses originated around 30 to 40 million years ago.The research was carried out by Edwards and ... 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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Roatan Island Becomes A Hot Spot


January 14th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri, Jan 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new destination has come out in the limelight for all the newlyweds or those trying to look for some rejuvenation. The Roatan island is located ... Read more...

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Why do some birds listen rather than look for mates?


December 28th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Seeing is believing, but certain bird species have figured out that bird songs can tell them what they need to know to find the right mate. Andrew DeWoody, associate ... Read more...

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Tropical forests affected by habitat fragmentation store less biomass, carbon dioxide


December 10th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Sao Paulo (Brazil), Dec 10(ANI): A recent research conducted on deforestation in tropical rain forests has indicated that it could have an even greater impact on climate change than has previously been ... Read more...

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Bushmaster Pit Viper, Steer Clear Of This Venomous Creature


December 9th, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec. 09, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are a number of venomous snakes in the world but few comes close to the menacing nature of Bushmaster Pit Viper. It has a large ... Read more...

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UNEP to support Indian stand on forestry


December 7th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 7 (IANS) The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) will give full support to India's stand that developing countries must be paid for increasing area under forests, according to Pavan ... Read more...

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Some birds prefer mates with good voices rather than looks


December 3rd, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Looks can be deceiving when it comes to finding the right mate. But certain bird species have figured out that a voice can help them make the right ... 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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Can tropical forests save the world? (Comment-Countdown to Copenhagen)


November 17th, 2009 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
By Nalin Srivastava Expectations about a new global climate deal have reached a fever pitch with only a few weeks to go before the start of the 15th annual United Nations climate change ... Read more...

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Global warming cycles threaten endangered primate species


October 28th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): In a new analysis, two Penn State University researchers have determined that global warming cycles threaten endangered primate species.This innovative work by Graduate Student Ruscena Wiederholt and Associate ... Read more...

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World’s coral reefs worth 1.2 million dollars per hectare, per year


October 17th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 17 (ANI): A preliminary research has revealed jaw-dropping dollar values of the "ecosystem services" of biomes like forests and coral reefs, rising to as much as 1.2 million dollars per ... Read more...

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How orangutans excel in moving through tree-tops


October 13th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Movement through a complex meshwork of small branches at tree-top levels can be quite challenging for animals wanting to forage. But scientists have found out that the bulky ... Read more...

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Cities trap more CO2 than rain forests


September 9th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 9 (ANI): A surprising new study has found that cities trap more carbon dioxide (CO2) than rain forests.According to a report in National Geographic News, compared with tropical rain ... Read more...

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World’s last remaining “pristine” forest under threat


August 26th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, August 26 (ANI): A team of international researchers has found that the world's last remaining "pristine" forest, namely the boreal forest across large stretches of Russia, Canada and other northern countries, ... Read more...

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Fires, humans threaten world’s last few pristine forests


August 26th, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 26 (IANS) The world's last remaining "pristine" forests -- a huge swathe across Russia, Canada and other northern countries -- are under increasing threat from fire and human interference. Increased ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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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Humans are damaging the world’s oceans, say scientists


July 30th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have said that there is mounting evidence that human activity is changing the world's oceans in profound and damaging ways.The study was carried ... Read more...

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Orangutans can counter dangerous tree vibrations by moving in an irregular rhythm


July 28th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A team of scientists has found that the orangutan can counter dangerous tree vibrations by its ability to move with an irregular rhythm.According to Professor Robin Crompton, from ... Read more...

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