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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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“The population in Tripa is considered to have been around 3,000 individuals in the early 90’s but there are probably less than 200 hanging on there today, of a global population of just 6,600, and many are already fleeing the fires, along with many other wildlife species. At this rate Tripa’s orangutan population will be locally extinct by the end of 2012. It is no longer several years away, but just a few months or even weeks before this iconic creature disappears from the Tripa swamps…

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EPA Underestimates Emissions from Palm-Based Biofuels

Rainforests are among the largest natural storehouses, or sinks, of carbon on earth and palm oil has quickly become one of the leading drivers of rainforest destruction in the world today, making palm oil production a globally significant source of carbon pollution. Want to protect rainforests from the palm oil industry? Join the team at Rainforest Action Network. Sign up for action alerts at http://ran.org/forestalerts

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Palm oil producers are clearing rainforests to plant their oil palm trees, obliterating the homes of endangered animals

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Yachtsman describes horror at ‘dead’, rubbish strewn Pacific Ocean

Yachtsman describes horror at ‘dead’, rubbish strewn Pacific Ocean | Environment | theguardian.com

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7 Ways You Contribute to Rainforest Destruction on a Daily Basis

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Stand With the Last Wild Orangutans – Donate Now if you can. The top 20 snack food brands are doing business with companies that are driving the last 60,600 wild orangutans to extinction, committing human rights violations and destroying rainforests we all rely on.

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