rainforests

8 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Rainforest in 2022

8 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Rainforest in 2022

One-third of the original tropical rainforest is gone. One-third of the original tropical rainforest is degraded. One-third of the original tropical rainforest is still intact. Those were the startling findings from the first-of-its-kind State of the Tropical Rainforest report published in 2020.1 Aside from all of the species and animals being harmed by deforestation, tropical […]

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    Singing Lemurs Could Help Scientists Understand Human Rhythm

    Singing Lemurs Could Help Scientists Understand Human Rhythm

    How and why did humans develop rhythm? The question remains a mystery, but now a research team from the University of Turin have found help from an unexpected source. “We have discovered that the way a lemur called indri sings its songs is very similar to the way we sing ours! They have our very […]

    Rare Owl Photographed in Wild for First Time

    Rare Owl Photographed in Wild for First Time

    Shelley’s eagle owls are the largest owls that live in Africa’s rainforests, according to HuffPost, but they have still managed to stay well hidden. In fact, there have been no confirmed photographs of the species taken in the wild since scientists first catalogued its existence 150 years ago. Until now. British scientists snapped a photo […]

    One of the World’s Oldest Rainforests Returns to Indigenous Control

    One of the World’s Oldest Rainforests Returns to Indigenous Control

    Australia’s Daintree Rainforest — a World Heritage Site and one of the oldest rainforests in the world — is being returned to Indigenous ownership. The iconic forest is one of four national parks that the state government of Queensland, Australia agreed to return to the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people in a formal ceremony on Wednesday […]

    Extremely Rare Chameleon Found Alive, for Now

    Extremely Rare Chameleon Found Alive, for Now

    An extremely rare species of chameleon feared to be extinct has been found alive, for now. Chapman’s pygmy chameleon (Rhampholeon chapmanorum) lives only in the lowland rainforest of the Malawi Hills in southern Malawi, around 80 percent of which have been cleared since 1984. But a study published in Oryx — The International Journal of […]

    6 ‘Green Nobel Prize’ Recipients Announced

    6 ‘Green Nobel Prize’ Recipients Announced

    Nicknamed the “Green Nobel Prize,” the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize recognizes grassroots activists from six continents who have moved the needle on environmental issues their communities face. This year’s recipients led the charge on environmental justice, wildlife and rainforest conservation, plastic pollution, dams and coal projects. “These phenomenal environmental champions remind us what can be […]

    African Rainforests Are Surprisingly Resistant to Small Changes in Climate, Study Finds

    African Rainforests Are Surprisingly Resistant to Small Changes in Climate, Study Finds

    Aptly called, “Earth’s lungs,” the planet’s two largest swaths of rainforest, in Amazonia and Africa, suck up 15 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions produced by humans. These ecosystems are essential for carbon sequestration and therefore curbing climate change, and while the Amazon rainforest has been the subject of mountains of research, scientists are just […]