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Why Logging is Good and Bad. Deforestation Facts for Kids - The World Counts. TheWorldCounts, 22 July, 2014.
What is deforestation? What is deforestation?
Deforestation is when humans remove or clear large areas of forest lands and related ecosystems for non-forest use. These include clearing for farming purposes, ranching and urban use. Rainforest. Rainforests are forests characterized by high rainfall, with annual rainfall between 250 and 450 centimetres (98 and 177 in). There are two types of rainforest: tropical rainforest and temperate rainforest.
The monsoon trough, alternatively known as the intertropical convergence zone, plays a significant role in creating the climatic conditions necessary for the Earth's tropical rainforests. Tropical Worldwide Tropical rainforest zones. Tropical rainforests are characterized by a warm and wet climate with no substantial dry season: typically found within 10 degrees north and south of the equator.
Cutting Down Rainforests Also Cuts Down on Rainfall. When Amazon rainforest disappears, so does Amazon rain.
That's the conclusion of new research that shows deforestation can significantly reduce tropical rainfall far from the area where trees have been cut down. That's because air passing over forests picks up moisture given off by trees and plants, fueling rains. When those trees disappear, so does some of that rain. "What we found was this really strong impact -- air that traveled over a lot of forest brought a lot more rain than air that didn't travel over very much forest," said lead author Dominick Spracklen of the University of Leeds. His research, published yesterday in the journal Nature, helps reconcile a situation that has puzzled scientists. Rain Forest Threats, Rain Forest Species. More than half of Earth’s rain forests have already been lost forever to the insatiable human demand for wood and arable land.
Rain forests that once grew over 14 percent of the land on Earth now cover only about 6 percent. And if current deforestation rates continue, these critical habitats could disappear from the planet completely within the next hundred years. The reasons for plundering rain forests are mainly economic. Wealthy nations drive demand for tropical timber, and cash-strapped governments often grant logging concessions at a fraction of the land’s true value.
“Homesteader” policies also encourage citizens to clear-cut forests for farms. Forests. Tropical rainforest.
Why are rainforests being destroyed? Deforestation Facts, Deforestation Information, Effects of Deforestation. Modern-Day Plague Deforestation is clearing Earth's forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land.
Forest fires in Indonesia choke much of south-east Asia. Trees for the Future » Help Us Change the World, One Tree at a Time. Stay in Touch via Email Sign up to receive updates from Trees for the Future.
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Losing Our Coral Reefs. New Guinea coral reef. Photo credit: Mbz1 at en.wikipedia Coral reefs, the “rainforests of the sea,” are some of the most biodiverse and productive ecosystems on earth. They occupy only .2% of the ocean, yet are home to a quarter of all marine species: crustaceans, reptiles, seaweeds, bacteria, fungi, and over 4000 species of fish make their home in coral reefs.
With an annual global economic value of $375 billion, coral reefs provide food and resources for over 500 million people in 94 countries and territories. But tragically, coral reefs are in crisis. About Us. Who we are Penta Landscape Pte Ltd was established in 1993 by its founder Mr Neo Eng Seng. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Penta Landscape Pte Ltd possess the capability and experience to execute any projects that it undertakes.
Its subsidiary company, Penta Landscape & Design, undertakes its maintenance projects on hand. Strategically located at 67 Sungei Tengah Road, it is located within one of the largest area in Singapore mainly used for agricultural activities. Logging in the Amazon. Hundreds of illegal mahogany logs hidden under the forest canopy exposed by Greenpeace and Brazilian government officials. With the depletion of forests in Southeast Asia and central Africa, the Amazon is being targeted by domestic and transnational corporations as a key source for tropical timber products. Huge majestic trees like the Samauma, also known as the "Queen of the Forest", are being exploitedto make cheap plywood for construction industries in the US, Japan and Europe.
Kids Ecology. Time for action - Seed of Life. In less than two centuries of industrial revolution, the man has managed to deteriorate his habitat, the Earth, beautiful and fragile result of millions of years or evolution. We are totally convinced that time has come to act, to repair what can be repaired to prepare the future, so that humanity will have further progressed in its evolution in a more conscious and fair world, the Earth will still be capable of providing a shelter for its inhabitants. Today, our planet is running out of steam because it doesn't have any longer its own natural means to compensate men's ecological print.
The point of alter is reached. Natural balances prove to be more fragile than men have been used to imagine for decades. The erosion of biodiversity has reached a level unique in life's history on Earth. Forestry-facts.com - Forestry facts. Endangered Species International. Time periods in the history of life on Earth during which exceptionally large numbers of species go extinct are called mass extinctions. These extinctions are quite different from the rate of extinction, which occurs even when the diversity of life is increasing. Many species vanished in five cataclysmic mass extinctions and today, 99.9 percent of all species that have existed on Earth are extinct. The Ordovician-Silurian extinction occurred about 439 million years ago due to a drop in sea levels as glaciers formed followed by rising sea levels as glaciers melted. During this extinction 25 percent of marine families and 60 percent of marine genera (the classification above species) were lost.
The Late Devonian extinction took place somewhere around 364 million years ago. Medicinal Treasures of the Rainforest: Discover the healing resources of the Amazon. Rainforest Animals. Animals loosing their homes02. Justdiggit - Naga. KSTR, Costa Rica Non Profit Org, Ecological, NPO. Rainforest Destruction. KSTR, Costa Rica Non Profit Org, Ecological, NPO. Celebrating 15 years of informing a greener future. Preserve The Rainforest. Cutting down rainforests can dramatically impact rainfall, researchers find. Published: 17:30 GMT, 5 September 2012 | Updated: 06:48 GMT, 6 September 2012. Rain forest information for school kids. Saving the Rainforest. The Economist. ON DECEMBER 8th, the Supreme Court heard back to back arguments in cases involving the idea that everyone’s vote should bear roughly equal weight—the so-called “one person, one vote” principle that was developed in a series of cases in the 1960s.
Evenwel v Abbott, a challenge to the calculus Texas uses to work out population, makes an appearance in this week’s paper. Harris v Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, which poses a similarly fraught question about district map-drawing, was argued one hour prior to Evenwel. Harris re-ignites a debate most court watchers thought was long settled: whether and to what extent America's constitution permits partisan considerations to factor into the drawing of electoral maps.
Rainforest Concern - Why are they being destroyed? Forest ecosystems.