Posts Tagged ‘rainforest’

New Evidence Reveals Antarctica Was a Swampy Rainforest Full of Dinosaurs 90 Million Years Ago

Jake Anderson, The Mind Unleashed Waking Times Antarctica has always tantalized researchers and scientists with its mysterious ice-covered lands. A newly published study about the climate of the mid-Cretaceous period is adding stunning new questions to the mix as researchers claim to have discovered evidence of a 90-million-year-old temperate rainforest that once existed in the South […]

Antarctica Was A Rainforest According To New Study

By Aaron Kesel A newly published study about the climate of the mid-Cretaceous period claims to have discovered evidence of a 90-million-year-old temperate rainforest that once existed in the South Pole region of Antarctica, proving the old maps of Piri Reis and Oronteus Finaeus. The Piri Reis and Oronteus Finaeus maps have always contradicted the […]

Remains of 90 million-year-old rainforest discovered under Antarctic ice

About 90 million years ago, West Antarctica was home to a thriving temperate rainforest, according to fossil roots, pollen and spores recently discovered there, a new study finds.  The world was a different place back then. During the middle of the Cretaceous period (145 million to 65 million years ago), dinosaurs roamed Earth and sea levels were 558 […]

BEST OF THE WEB: When Antarctica was a rainforest

   Once upon a time, there was a swampy rainforest near the bottom of the world. Buried sediment extracted from the seafloor off West Antarctica contains ancient pollen, fossilized roots and other chemical evidence of a diverse forest that flourished millions of years ago, less than a thousand kilometers from the South Pole. The sediment […]

Scientists Predict the Amazon Rainforest May Disappear Within the Next 50 Years

Mandy Froelich, Truth Theory Waking Times The Amazon rainforest is Earth’s largest rainforest. 2.72 million square miles in size, the Amazon basin is roughly the size of forty-eight contiguous United States and covers a whopping 40% of the South American continent. Due to fires and deforestation, however, the rainforest may go extinct within 50 years. In the journal Nature Communications, a team of […]

With rainforest and rare species, little-known Jerusalem garden aims to flourish

It had been years since I had walked around the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, located on the southeastern edge of Hebrew University’s Givat Ram Campus. But an invitation from Hannah Rendell, the British-born, new executive director of the gardens, induced me to come see what’s new at the gardens, with its rolling hills of more than […]

Illegal Tin Mining Leaves Trail of Ruin in Protected Brazilian Rainforest

Morgan Erickson-Davis, Mongabay Waking Times The damage only became clear once the rain stopped and the clouds parted over Altamira National Forest in northern Brazil. Instead of dense jungle, large patches of bare land now flanked the banks of the rivers snaking through this protected stretch of the Amazon rainforest. “When we got a clean satellite […]

As Fires Rage in World’s Largest Rainforest, NASA Warns ‘Human Activities Are Drying Out the Amazon’

Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams Waking Times As thousands of intentional fires continued to burn up swaths of the world’s largest and most biodiverse rainforest Tuesday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration warned that based on 20 years of ground and satellite data, “human activities are drying out the Amazon” and jeopardizing its ability to sustain […]

Amazon Rainforest Could Reach “Irreversible Tipping Point” in Only Two Years

Elias Marat, The Mind Unleashed Waking Times Withering deforestation rates in the Amazon rainforest, paired with the damaging policies of far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, are reportedly pushing the forest to an irreversible “tipping point” within two years. Once the Amazon passes this point, the rainforest would cease to be able to produce its own […]

Biochar: An Indigenous Farming Practice Fueling Rainforest Tree Growth in Gold Mining Areas 

September 4th, 2019 By Amelia Harris Staff Writer for Wake Up World Deforestation rates are declining globally, but the Amazon bucks this trend, with rates on the rise. Why? Geopolitical reasons are complex, but one major contributing factor is gold mining: a study looking at the 34 years to 2017 identified 100,000 ha of rainforest […]

Brazil’s President is Actively Trying to Destroy Amazon Rainforest, Leaked Documents Show

The Brazilian president is actively trying to devastate the Amazon rainforest, leaked documents have revealed. The documents show arguments put forward by Jair Bolsonaro that a strong government presence in the Amazon region is important to prevent any conservation projects going forward. Intending to build bridges, motorways, and a hydroelectric plant in the rainforest, the […]

As Amazon Rainforest Burns, World Expresses Disgust Over Notre Dame Fire Double Standard

Elias Marat, The Mind Unleashed Waking Times As the world recoils in shock and horror over the record wave of fires sweeping across the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, social media users have been quick to highlight the discrepancy in coverage received by the historic blaze versus the round-the-clock hysteria surrounding the burning of the historic […]

The Amazon Rainforest is on Fire and Hardly Anyone’s Talking About It

Jake Johnson, The mind Unleashed Waking Times The hashtag #PrayForAmazonia went viral on Tuesday as social media users attempted to draw the world’s attention to the Amazon rainforest, which has been devastated for weeks by fires so intense they can be seen from space. According to Euro News, it is unclear whether the fires were caused by agricultural activity […]

Record Number of Fires Burning in Amazon Rainforest

Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch Waking Times There are a record number of wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil‘s space agency has said. Their smoke is visible from space and shrouded the city of São Paulo in darkness for about an hour Monday afternoon, CBS news reported. “It was as if the day had turned into night,” São Paulo resident Gianvitor […]

Deforestation of Brazilian Amazon Rainforest Surges to Record High, Further Devastation Looms

“The government can’t deny these numbers from their own agency. The question now is what they’ll do about it … By the end of July, we’ll have a clear idea of the impact of recent moves to dismantle environmental policies.” Environmentalists fear that the trends will accelerate as the Bolsonaro government and its environmental ministry […]

New Brazilian President Threatens To Uproot Amazon Rainforest & Its Inhabitants

The Facts: We’ve grown up being taught that Christopher Columbus discovered America. He has been portrayed as a ‘good’ man and even a hero by some. Fortunately, we are learning the truth as many scholars have published works depicting the exact opposite. Reflect On: Why has our history been altered? What is the purpose, and […]

Indonesia, Brazil Rainforest: The World Lost an Area of Tree Cover the Size of New Zealand Last Year

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Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé accused of complicity in illegal rainforest destruction

Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé have been accused of complicity in the destruction of Sumatra’s last tract of rainforest shared by elephants, orangutans, rhinos, and tigers together in one ecosystem. Plantations built on deforested land have allegedly been used to supply palm oil to scores of household brands that also include McDonald’s, Mars, Kellogg’s […]

Scheme To Protect Second Largest Rainforest Threatened By Corruption, Politics

Children of a logger in the wait to be transported along the Lomami River, a tributary of the Congo River. Approximately 40 million people in the DRC depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter. (Photo: Greenpeace/Jiro Ose) A UK-backed deal to protect the world’s second largest rainforest is […]

Big Pharma finds new use for statins in cancer patients, after large study reveals the drug’s benefits were 100 percent fabricated

(NaturalNews) As the consensus about statins as cholesterol-lowering “miracle drugs” starts to crack, Big Pharma is doubtless looking for ways to preserve the profitability of the top-earning drug class of all time. Now, a new study in the journal Breast Cancer Research may indicate how statins will soon be marketed: as anti-cancer drugs. […]

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