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rainforest

forest that occurs in tropical regions where the rainfall exceeds 254 cm per year.
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Rain forest soil is nutrient-poor, so farmers must exploit new areas of forest every few years.
In fact, pollen fossils from before the impact show that South America's dino-era forests were dramatically different from the tropical rain forests Titanoboa called home.
Explain what that industry gains and what the rain forest stands to lose, as well as alternatives the industry might consider.
People love these frogs so much that the amphibians have become a symbol of the effort to save the world's remaining rain forests.
These hunters show the capacity to connect their survival to the vibrancy of the rain forest.
Baumgarten spent 1978 to 1980 with the Yanomami, but The Origin of the Night was shot before he'd set foot in a rain forest.
In a 1999 Rolling Stone article, photojournalist Sebastio Salgado wrote about his visit to the Amazon rain forest to document the displacement of the native peoples of Brazil.
Our fourth grade rain forest quilts evolved from a meshing of different themes from science, social studies, and art curriculums.
It's often said that there's no place in the world like Costa Rica: active volcanos, carefully protected rain forests, secluded beaches and undersea coral reefs.
It's surprising how easily someone with relatively little knowledge, either of botany or of the Australian tropical rain forest flora, can get up to speed and identify plants quickly and accurately.
Recognizing what mincemeat the T-rexes and raptors made of all the various vehicles and weapons systems brought to their island, and the ways in which cell phones and communication satellites broke down at the drop of a hat, I found myself imagining that the creators of "The Lost World" were reminding us that the threats to the rain forest could not be solved with the flip of a switch or the turn of a dial.
and "Is the rain forest worth seven hundred million hamburgers?