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50 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Rainforests

Our rainforests are amazing, diverse ecosystems on which the environment depends. Yet increasingly we are losing our forests to industries like logging and farming. In fact, every year about 12 - 15 million hectares of forest are...
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Google Earth Shows Rainforest Disappearing

Landsat images and the Google Earth Engine have been able to show us how the Earth's surface has been changing, reports TreeHugger. "Today, we're making it possible for you to go back in time and get a...
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Rainforest Facts – Infographic

The rainforests are often referred to as "Earth's Lungs" because of the importance they play in our global ecosystem. However the trees and animal life that call the rainforests home are in serious danger. Check out...
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Brazil to Count Trees in Amazon

Brazil is reportedly going to create a census of its rainforest trees by counting each in an attempt to better learn how to conserve its trees. When you think about it, it is a...
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Online system allows Brazilian farmers to sell untouched forest to other landowners

Until recently: If you were a Brazilian landowner who broke the law by clearing your land of native forestry, planting trees was your punishment. But Brazil has reportedly turned to the digital world to make...
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RAN: Publisher’s books linked to paper from endangered rainforests

One of the world’s most respected publishers has become the latest subject of criticism by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN). HarperCollins has been accused by the conservation group of using materials sourced from Indonesia's endangered...
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Indonesia approves massive rainforest conservation project

After four years of planning, Indonesia announced at the U.N. climate talks in Doha, Qatar that it will set aside land, roughly the size of Singapore, as part of a rainforest conservation project. The Rimba Raya Biodiversity...
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Saddest News Ever: Nutella Tax

The most beloved spread since Skippy’s, chocolate-hazelnut favourite Nutella, is facing a tax debate in France right now due to one of its ingredients. (Huffington Post) France’s National Assembly is considering imposing a tax on...
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Disney To Only Use Paper From Sustainable Sources

Disney has announced a new paper sourcing policy, after two years of talks with the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), to eliminate paper sourced from High Conservation Value Areas (click here to see what applies), maximize use of recycled...
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Disney makes sustainable paper choices to save rainforests

The world’s biggest publisher of children’s books says it’s changing its purchasing policies in an attempt to reduce its environmental impact. Walt Disney Co. says it will reduce paper use and avoid paper harvested from...

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