The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most ecologically diverse regions in the world. 10% of the world’s animal species are found in the South American rainforest and it is home to hundreds of Indigenous tribes, some of which have never been contacted. The rainforest spans 9 countries including Venezuela, Colombia and Peru. However, the […]

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Palm oil production is often vilified. Almost all of us have seen the Greenpeace video, ‘there’s a Rang-tan in my bedroom’ (I’ve included a link below if you haven’t) that shows us the impact that palm oil plantations are having on a lot of the rainforest in Malaysia and Indonesia, pushing animals like the Orangutan […]

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University of Minnesota: Zimbabwe Food Production Declining Because Climate Change https://ift.tt/2Jz89Ze Guest essay by Eric Worrall Apparently the models can tease out the difference between armed thugs looting and destroying farms, and the impact of a very small shift in global temperature. Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies July 9, 2019 […]

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The World’s Second-Largest Rainforest Is Losing the Carbon It’s Held for a Thousand Years – Gizmodo https://ift.tt/2XmrNkN The World’s Second-Largest Rainforest Is Losing the Carbon It’s Held for a Thousand Years Gizmodo The Congo Basin is the second-largest rainforest on Earth, and like most tropical forests, it’s getting chewed up by humans. That’s a problem for […]

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