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More new species found including dolphins and a "purring monkey"

More new species found including dolphins and a "purring monkey"

 Following the discovery of a 'Lost world' full of unknown species in an unexplored Australian rainforest last week, a team of researchers working for the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and numerous other groups have found a species of humpback dolphin previously unknown to science swimming in the...
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Murder in the Amazon

Clear cutting the rainforest is having MURDEROUS consequences. On May 24, the dead bodies of rainforest activist Jose Caludio Riberio da Sliva (who had predicted his death six months earlier at an environmental conference) and his wife, Maria do Espírito Santo were found next in a rural town in Brazil. Da Silva's ear had been cut off,...
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One Way to Save the Earth

An innovative proposal by the Ecuadorian government would protect an untouched, oil rich region of Amazon rainforest and save a large area of pristine Amazon rainforest for the future, by leaving untouched nearly one billion barrels of oil that lies beneath the surface of the Yasuni National Park in Ecuador. Under the initiative, the...

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How to Save the Earth

Save the rainforests first! - Wealthy nations will spend about $1 billion annually could prevent the emission of roughly half a billion metric tons of carbon dioxide per year for the next 25 years. That money could be put to better use if it was used to prevent deforestation in the rainforests of the world, which is one of the...

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Miracle Medicines From the Rainforest

People who scoff at ecologists as "tree huggers" don't realize that most of our modern live-saving medicines come from indigenous people living in the rainforests of the world?which are rapidly being destroyed. Scientists in Venezuela have started a major project collecting information on the traditional medicines of the Amazon rainforest,...

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