Category Archives: Forests & Rainforests

National Geographic Vol. 138 No 1 July 1970

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Photos © by D & J Palmer, Big Volcano Tourism Descriptions of the rainforest types found in the World Heritage Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, national parks and nature reserves of New South Wales and South East Queensland. Dipterocarp forests are highly unusual in that their plants flower so rarely, usually only once or twice in a 10 year period, a process known as mast fruiting, which is linked to the arrival of the El Nino weather phenomenon.

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LIFE Magazine - July 14, 1967

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The deciduous forests of North America had been cleared almost completely by the end of the 19th century. Ethanol is typically made from corn and sugar cane, while biodiesel is made from the fruit of palm trees, soybeans, and canola (also called rapeseed). It was a sustainable form of land use when the local population was much smaller, but as the population pressure has increased the situation has deterior- ated.

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National Geographic 1955--December

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Last Child in the Woods: Saving our children from nature-deficit disorder. All else being the same, islands closer to the mainland and with larger habitat areas tend to have greater species diversity than smaller islands further from the mainland. Between the two wars, great advancements in scientific management of the forests were made, with many areas undergoing regeneration and sustained harvest plans being drawn up. Amazon, the rdrzea is often in a narrow band along the river bank, with grassy meadows inland: upstream of Manaus. the vdrzea is continuous and usually dotted with lakes.

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LIFE Magazine February 19, 1945

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Close study of the fossil vegetation show that several times the climatic stress pushed the rain forests into extinction, making way for skimpier fern growths to replace them. The biggest problem is protecting the logged-over forest from incursion by agricultural colonists. The Welsh Sea Watches Project is a new initiative with that aims to develop a network of reliable volunteers throughout Wales to assist in data collection and further understanding and public awareness of the amazing cetacean species that can be seen off Welsh coasts.

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A Smart Kids Guide To RAMPAGING RIVERS AND RESPLENDENT

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In: Pelkonen P., Mustonen M., Asikainen A., Egnell G., Kant P., Leduc S., Pettenella D. (eds.) Forest Bioenergy for Europe. It was found on a RAP survey, at the headwaters of the Strickland River, in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. In the last fifty years, genes from wild rainforest plants have been used to prevent disease in hundreds of important crops, including coffee, sugar-cane, cacao, manioc, and bananas. Be part of our community of creative thinkers, hackers and mad scientists!

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Bohemia : The Life and Times of an Oregon Timber Venture

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Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D. Tongass national forest is catering around 75,000 people. Usually the forest composition will not be much altered, since the downed trees and undergrowth will resprout, or be replaced by natural succession (See Section F). c. They have provided important refuge for species during past periods of climate change and will be essential for the adaptation and survival of species in future. From permaculture activism to eco-justice campaigns in Oakland and San Francisco, to a wider look at the deep incompatibility of capitalism and ecological health, everything is on the table.

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National Geographic January-June 1982

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However, all of the beneficial interrelations flowing from those populations and their biodiversity will have been lost. "The health of land and water - and of woods, which are the keepers of water - can be the only lasting basis for any civilization's survival and success." 4 Some of the sun's energy is being blocked from reaching the earth by air pollution. Although since the mid-1940s, forest clearing has been less extensive than what had occurred during the 19th century ( Braithwaite 1996 ).

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National Geographic Magazine, August, 1974

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Foreign invaders (below) - The introduction of foreign species into Australia has caused many problems. Eugene economist Ernie Niemi estimates that by 2020, Oregon households will pay over $1,900 annually in increased energy, coastal storm and flood costs. Starting from seed dropped in humus high in a canopy tree, the strangler fig sends down prop roots which thicken, interlace, join and gradually strangle the host tree. When you use pesticides you support multinational pesticide manufacturers, who contribute to rainforest degradation.

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National Geographic Spring 2002 Catalog

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On the fourth day, students may have guessed that their behavior was being monitored and thus would have been more likely to recycle. The leaflets are bright green on top and silvery underneath. If their environment suddenly changes—if, say, a massive heatwave strikes—mountaintop species have nowhere to go. Curiously, jak fruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus, Moraceae) was absent as a dominant overstory species, contradicting previous studies that describe jak fruit as a prominent feature in the Kandyan forest garden canopy (Perera & Rajapakse 1991).

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LIFE Magazine - April 5, 1963 - Volume 54, No. 14

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For every bird that completes its journey. 10 die during capture or transit. Aertsen W, Kint V, Van Orshoven J, �zkan K, Muys B 2010. You develop an eye for detail and start to ;ual. Players will also match genetic patterns from the Hymenoscyphus fungus to learn more about how it spreads. Hurst’s story begins in the late 1960s when Weyerhauser's logging concessions in the Philippines were becoming unprofitable. Ecosystems found on continents can also be isolated and fragmented, like islands in an ocean.

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