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The Amazon Rainforest is a unique and lush eco system. It largely consists of over a billion acres of land encompassing areas in Brazil, Venezuela, Co

The Amazon Rainforest is a unique and lush eco system. It largely consists of over a billion acres of land encompassing areas in Brazil, Venezuela, Co

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The rainforests are the lungs of the earth. Trees provide a carbon sink for 20% of the world's carbon. With increased deforestation, CO2 levels increase. redd-monitor.org

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Earth: #Earth ~ "Nearly half of the world's species of plants, animals, and microorganisms will be destroyed or severely threatened over the next quarter century, due to rainforest deforestation. Help spread the word before it's too late!"

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blue poison dart frog (Dendrobates azureus) is listed as Vulnerable, but if rainforest deforestation continues, its status will become more critical.

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from TreeHugger

Clean Air or Clean Hair? Palm Oil In Everything

Glenn Hurowitz of Grist to the rescue. He wrote a great op-ed in the LA Times about the omnipresence of palm oil in everything from shampoo to cookies, finding rhino-killer in Oreos, Chewy Chips Ahoy!, Orville Redenbacher's popcorn, Hershey's Kisses "Hugs," Twix and more. And not just the mainstream stuff: it's in products from Burts Bees, Trader Joes, Whole Foods and other "green" sources.

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from The Independent

Fires could turn Amazon rainforest into a desert as human activity and climate change threaten ‘lungs of the world’, says study

SOS: save the Amazon (quote) The Disappearing Rainforests We are losing Earth's greatest biological treasures just as we are beginning to appreciate their true value. Rainforests once covered of the earth's land surface; now they cover a mere and

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