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A Drone Test In The Amazon Rain Forest Delivers An Unexpected ... - NPR

Amazon Forest News - February 13, 2017 - 3:17pm

NPR

A Drone Test In The Amazon Rain Forest Delivers An Unexpected ...
NPR
A drone test in a remote Amazonian village in Peru failed. And that, says one of the testers, was the best possible outcome.

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Yale, other universities file amicus brief to assist judicial review of immigration executive order

Yale News Test Feed - February 13, 2017 - 12:50pm
Yale has joined 16 other universities in subitting an amicus brief asserting that they each benefit from the presence of international faculty, students, and scholars, and that President Donald Trump's executive order threatens to harm their campuses.

Landsat Eyes Help Guard the World's Forests - United States Geological Survey (press release)

Boreal Forest News - February 13, 2017 - 10:01am

United States Geological Survey (press release)

Landsat Eyes Help Guard the World's Forests
United States Geological Survey (press release)
“We're seeing the loss of forests in many places,” said Matthew Hansen, a professor at the University of Maryland. “Dynamics include increasing tropical deforestation, more frequent and severe boreal forest fires, disease in temperate forests and the ...

Harlan Daily Enterprise | How many trees are there? - The Harlan Daily Enterprise

Boreal Forest News - February 12, 2017 - 6:21am

Harlan Daily Enterprise | How many trees are there?
The Harlan Daily Enterprise
Satellites peering down at the Earth are providing some amazing information about our planet's soil, water and plant life. One interesting bit of trivia is that ...

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Why Wangari Maathai's Journey Should Serve as Inspiration for African Girls - The African Exponent (blog)

Congo Forest News - February 12, 2017 - 3:39am

The African Exponent (blog)

Why Wangari Maathai's Journey Should Serve as Inspiration for African Girls
The African Exponent (blog)
In 2005, she was appointed as a goodwill ambassador to the Congo basin forest ecosystem by the eleven heads of states. Maathai wrote four inspiring books about her life and work. There are many lessons to learn from Wangari as she was an inspiring and ...

NATURALLY TEXAS: Sandpipers make stopovers - San Angelo Standard Times

Boreal Forest News - February 12, 2017 - 2:10am

San Angelo Standard Times

NATURALLY TEXAS: Sandpipers make stopovers
San Angelo Standard Times
At San Angelo, least sandpipers are still far from their destination on the Arctic tundra and northern Boreal Forest. There they nest and rear a brood of chicks that as youngsters, less than 2 months old, must find their way south as far as South America.

Critically endangered monkeys caught on camera in the Congo - Earth Touch

Congo Forest News - February 11, 2017 - 1:39am

Earth Touch

Critically endangered monkeys caught on camera in the Congo
Earth Touch
... that sustain them. "The Congo Basin rainforest is the second-largest rainforest in the world," says Kate Detwiler of Florida Atlantic University, "and contains some of the least-known species on the planet, many of which are threatened from hunting ...

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DRC Cancels Illegal Logging Licenses - Voice of America

Congo Forest News - February 10, 2017 - 3:59pm

Voice of America

DRC Cancels Illegal Logging Licenses
Voice of America
The forest covers much of northern DRC, as well as parts of five other countries in the Congo Basin. Irene Wabiwa Betoko, forest campaign manager at Greenpeace Africa, told VOA that her organization discovered these two illegal awards and asked for a ...

Geoglyphs in Amazon rainforest a mystery to scientists - CBC.ca

Amazon Forest News - February 10, 2017 - 1:51pm

CBC.ca

Geoglyphs in Amazon rainforest a mystery to scientists
CBC.ca
Hundreds of circles in the ground of the Amazon rainforest that date back thousands of years have been discovered, but scientists don't know what purpose they served. The Amazon rainforest has long been thought of a pristine ecosystem that was ...

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Faculty, students to take the stage for reading of ‘The Madness of King George’

Yale News Test Feed - February 10, 2017 - 11:11am
Yale faculty and students will present a staged reading of “The Madness of King George,” Alan Bennett’s play about the British monarch who ruled during the time of the American Revolution, on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Yale Center for British Art, corner of High and Chapel streets.

‘The Art of Life in South Africa’: Q&A with Yale historian Daniel Magaziner

Yale News Test Feed - February 10, 2017 - 11:10am
“The Art of Life in South Africa,” a new book by historian Daniel Magaziner, tells the story of the students and teachers trained at the Ndaleni school during the apartheid era, the art they created, and the compromises they made.

Lost & Found in the Amazon: Ancient Geoglyphs Reveal Forests ... - Sputnik International

Amazon Forest News - February 10, 2017 - 7:29am

Sputnik International

Lost & Found in the Amazon: Ancient Geoglyphs Reveal Forests ...
Sputnik International
Over 450 massive geometrical geoglyphs have been discovered in the Amazonian rainforest. Stretching across an area of 13000 sq km the series of earthworks ...
Ancient Amazon Tribes Built More Than 450 Mysterious Earthworks ...MobiPicker

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World's largest tropical peatlands discovered in swamp forests of Congo Basin - Mongabay.com

Congo Forest News - February 9, 2017 - 6:58pm

Mongabay.com

World's largest tropical peatlands discovered in swamp forests of Congo Basin
Mongabay.com
A vast area of peatlands in the swamp forests of the Congo Basin, known as the Cuvette Centrale peatlands, has just been mapped for the first time and shown to be the largest in all of the tropics. The peatlands, which weren't even known to exist as ...

SC Johnson Brings VR to CSR With Amazon Rainforest Project - brandchannel.com

Amazon Forest News - February 9, 2017 - 3:51pm

brandchannel.com

SC Johnson Brings VR to CSR With Amazon Rainforest Project
brandchannel.com
SC Johnson has announced an acre-for-acre matching challenge to help protect the Amazon rainforest, as part of the company's ongoing partnership with Conservation International (CI). The public affairs initiative is being brought to life with a virtual ...

Student conference to address challenges facing European Union

Yale News Test Feed - February 9, 2017 - 2:09pm
European Horizons, a trans-Atlantic youth think tank founded by Yale students in 2015, hosts its third annual conference at Yale this Friday and Saturday.

BRAZIL WANTS TO CUT PROTECTED AMAZON FOREST AREA BY 65 PERCENT - plus55 (blog)

Amazon Forest News - February 8, 2017 - 1:15pm

plus55 (blog)

BRAZIL WANTS TO CUT PROTECTED AMAZON FOREST AREA BY 65 PERCENT
plus55 (blog)
Brazil's federal government is currently considering bill which would reduce the its protected rainforest area by 65 percent. The conservation areas in question include four protected forests and the extinction of a fifth area. Although the bill ...

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Guardians of a Vast Lake, and a Refuge for Humanity - New York Times

Boreal Forest News - February 7, 2017 - 6:44pm

New York Times

Guardians of a Vast Lake, and a Refuge for Humanity
New York Times
The surrounding area is wilderness too — a sprawling land of untouched boreal forest and tundra, rivers and mountains. The only human settlement on its shores is the town of Deline, population 503. This isolated community is mostly Sahtuto'ine ...

Students find commonalities and make connections on Russian and American soil

Yale News Test Feed - February 7, 2017 - 12:33pm
At a time of mounting tensions between the United States and Russia, two Yale undergraduates are among a group of American students busily collaborating on research projects with Russian counterparts, and finding much common ground.

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