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04Oct 18

Colombian rainforest studied for first time in 40 years

Two hundred square miles (518 sq km) of tropical rainforest in Colombia are being explored for the first time in over 40 years. Because of a civil war that started in the 1970s and lasted until 2016, biologists had not been able to go there. It was too dangerous. So…

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15Aug 17
Wildfires Help Some Ecosystems To Function Properly

Wildfires help some ecosystems to function properly

Despite human effort to stop forest fires, the fires increase in number and seem to get worse every year. In fact, the impact of fires in plant genomes date as far back as 125 million years ago. But could forest fires actually be good for forests? Read more about how…

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WWF Forest and Climate Tweets

Different Types of Forests

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