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National Geographic Magazine, May 1996, Vol. 189, No. 5

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One consequence is that forest owners and forestry workers are responsible for obtaining the requisite knowledge to fulfill environmental measures. What We Know About Large Trees in Estuaries, in the Sea, and on Coastal Beaches. Urban Wildlife Ecology and Conservation: A Brief History of the Discipline. The materials and energy to build and power our mobile phones and laptops may come from the destruction of rainforests in the Congo and Colombia. In the era of climate change, this matters, because the Pacific coastal rainforest is so productive that it has a much higher biomass than comparable areas of any tropical rainforest.

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The Rain Forests of Home: An Atlas of People and Place -

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Forests also play an important role in reducing damage from flooding by reducing the rate of water runoff. The canopy alone houses more tree-dwelling animal species than any other habitat. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office™, at The Postal Store® website at www.usps.com/shop, or by calling 800-STAMP-24. Civilized humans have for ten thousand years been marching across the face of the Earth leaving deserts in their footprints.

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National Geographic June 2011

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This is grounded in the idea of natural law, a philosophical concept that argues for a system where laws are passed as a result of a ‘natural order’ — people living together in a particular political community, society or state. John it is YOU who is not thinking clearly. 300 million Americans own cell phones. Minimum values for stocking density by forest type (and commercial tree species) and geographic zone must be established as reference values to determine if the actual growing stock can be considered adequate (undegraded; e.g., Phat et al. 2004); these equations already exist widely.

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National Geographic Magazine, January, 1966

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These wide-ranging adjustments, while claimed to be based on sound advice and rigorously enforced, caused public unease. Jamaica: Test Case for Tropical Coleman; 76-77: Stephen Dalton/NHPA. 77; (inset left) Michael and Patricia Fogden. (inset right) Norman Owen Tomalin: 78; C,B. & D. Winter is often thought of as a time to stay indoors. Other commercial mining operations in Amazonia take a more respon- sible attitude. First, if trees are removed from forests, whether by natural or human means, more sunlight penetrates the darkness of the forest floor, which allows lianas to flourish.

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On the Natural History of the Aru Islands

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As population increases, there is demand for new homes and empty spaces. The Hoh Rain Forest has a campground that is open year-round, with 88 sites located in the old growth forest along the river, says the National Park Service. Some of the earlier articles in the Bulletin laid the basis for extremely influential later work by the scholars involved by legitimizing the study of environments showing both natural and cultural influences — that is, ‘anthropogenic’ environments — the study of which is commonplace today but was not a generation or two ago.

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Is there evidence for limitations to nitrogen mineralization

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The signatories pledged to slow deforestation by 2020 and end it by 2030. Herrsher, Pascal (1988) Death of the European Landscape? People from elsewhere generally think of Mexico as an arid country with lots of cacti. Naturalists need not necessarily be scientists, but by looking closely, and with much curiosity, they can discover wonders. The two species of solenodons in the world, in the family SOLENODONTIDAE, are in the order SORICOMORPHA, along with the shrews.

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Life Magazine, February 6, 1956

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Another orthodoxy is in its death throes. What happens next is what interests me, and worries me too. The largest of these covers 7.900 square kilometres (3,050 square miles) along the coastal plain and mountain ranges which lie between Townsville and Cooktown. The reason for this was, without doubt, the loss of the forest; settlers are cutting down between 30 and 50 square kilometres (11.5 and 19 square miles) of forest within the watershed each year. Restoring multiple forest functions requires multiple species.

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Tropical Nature, and Other Essays

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Arne Naess said of Silent Spring, ‘Rachel Carson went deep and questioned the premisses of her society’. In both, as a result of long-term human activity, the plant communities ranged from pioneer deciduous broad-leaved and/or pioneer coniferous stands to late-successional evergreen broad-leaved stands. Kaplan & Kaplan (2002) describe the adolescent “time-out,” where adolescents had a lower preference for natural settings, compared to younger children: “adolescents appreciate natural settings, though apparently not as much as do younger children or adults.

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Flames in the rain forest: Origins, impacts, and

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Some of the more specialized tasks that field volunteers will perform include the use of global positioning system (GPS) and geographic information system (GIS) equipment, as well as recording photographs and notes about the areas visited. Over 70 percent of the room was under the age of 30, and they were all, in one form or another, there to study butterflies and moths. This is what intelligent green thinking has always called for: human and nonhuman nature working in some degree of harmony, in a modern world of compromise and change in which some principles, nevertheless, are worth cleaving to. “Nature” is a resource for people, and always has been; we all have to eat, make shelter, hunt, live from its bounty like any other creature.

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Through the Woods (Nature Classics Library)

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You will surely spot the occasional herd of gaur and sambhar. Papua New Guinea is one of the most diverse countries on Earth, with over 850 indigenous languages and at least as many traditional societies, out of a population of just over 5 million. You will surely spot the occasional herd of gaur and sambhar. Some people watch a single nest box in their back garden while others spend hundreds of hours finding and monitoring nests in the wider countryside.

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