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New study debunks myths about Amazon rain forests
A new NASA-funded study has concluded that Amazon rain forests were remarkably unaffected in the face of once-in-a-century drought in 2005, neither dying nor thriving, contrary to a previously published report and claims by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  View News Article (2010-03-12)

New Research Shows Humans Have More Impact on Tropical Nitrogen Levels
A new paper co-written by four University of Montana researchers finds that humans have more than doubled tropical nitrogen inputs. View News Article (2014-05-20)

Russian scientists have found out that industrial contamination of atmosphere has more impact on flora and soil under the trees and the trees as such than on the space between the crowns. The study has been funded by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the President~s grant. We normally consider a tree as a natural umbrella. It is particularly good to hide from rain under a branchy... View News Article (2000-12-15)

Thirty new spider species found in one of China's richest biodiversity hotspots
Scientists from the Institute of Zoology with the Chinese Academy of Sciences have devoted years of their careers to study the astounding diversity hidden in the depths of the Xishuangbanna tropical rain forests. View News Article (2014-12-04)

Underdogs in the understory: Study suggests nature favors rarer trees
A study of seven tropical forests around the world has revealed that nature encourages biodiversity by favoring the growth of less common trees. View News Article (2006-01-30)

Study: Rain forest insects eat no more tree species than temperate counterparts
A study initiated by University of Minnesota plant biologist George Weiblen has confirmed what biologists since Darwin have suspected-that the vast number of tree species in rain forests accounts for the equally vast number of plant-eating species of insects. View News Article (2006-08-24)

Loss of tropical forests reduces rain
Deforestation can have a significant effect on tropical rainfall, new research confirms. The findings have potentially devastating impacts for people living in and near the Amazon and Congo forests. View News Article (2012-09-06)

Tropical rainforest nutrients linked to global carbon dioxide levels
Extra amounts of key nutrients in tropical rain forest soils cause them to release more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to research conducted by scientists at the University of Colorado (CU)—Boulder. View News Article (2006-06-21)

Warmer Climate Could Stifle Carbon Uptake by Trees, New CU-Boulder Study Says
Contrary to conventional belief, as the climate warms and growing seasons lengthen subalpine forests are likely to soak up less carbon dioxide, according to a new University of Colorado at Boulder study. View News Article (2010-01-08)

Rain forest protection works in Peru
A new regional study shows that land-use policies in Peru have been key to tempering rain forest degradation and destruction in that country. View News Article (2007-08-10)

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