Entries in rainforest (10)

Monday
Dec072015

The Most Endangered Places In The World

We expand cities and our living space, forests are cut down because we need wood and land, coral reefs are being stepped on by millions of tourists every year. Where ever humans are, they leave their marks on the environment until it is almost too late. Here are the most endangered places on our planet.

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Thursday
Jun202013

Space satellite to weigh Earth’s forests

The European Space Agency has given the go ahead for a satellite that promises to “weigh” the Earth’s forest as a method of monitoring them.

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Thursday
May092013

Project of the week: Peru Amazon Rainforest Conservation

Based in the Peruvian Amazon, this project is spearheading the conservation of a unique region of the rainforest. The Amazon Rainforest is facing deforestation at an increasing rate, and if this trend continues then it could be destroyed by the end of this century.

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Sunday
Oct142012

Science Club - Weekly Round Up 

This is your chance to catch up with all of the week's Science Club news in one handy place. From bats to elephants, here is what has been going on this week ...

 

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Thursday
Mar082012

Into the Wild Meets: Martin Strel

A few months back we looked at The most Bizarre and Epic Journeys Ever Undertaken in which we featured marathon swimmer and environmentalist Martin Strel. Today Into the Wild talks to the man himself to find out about swimming the length of the Amazon, how to avoid hungry piranhas and alligators, and the global problems associated with water pollution. 

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Friday
Feb032012

Equator: Asia

This week Into the Wild has been on a round the world trip to the lands touched by the equatorial line. So far we’ve been through South America and Africa. Today the line of zero degrees latitude is leading us into Asia where it passes over just a small selection of Indonesian Islands – despite their small size, these lands are still jam packed with equatorial wonders.

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Wednesday
Jan042012

Unexplored Earth: Amazon Rainforest  

Continuing our focus on some of the planet’s least explored locations, today we venture to the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. Despite constant media attention on the various environmental and cultural issues related to the area, there are still vast regions which remain undocumented from a scientific perspective.

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Tuesday
Oct042011

Job Jealousy: Mauricio Ugarte-Lewis - Field Biologist in Peru

As a new feature on the Frontier blog, we will be speaking to people around the world working in areas that might induce a little employment envy. So if you’re stuck in an office, or ready for a change, these profiles could be just the inspiration you need to pursue that perfect job you’ve always dreamt of. Today we speak to Mauricio Ugarte-Lewis, a field biologist specializing in ornithology in Peru.

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Wednesday
Sep142011

Back to School with Frontier: Lesson Three

Lesson number three today and it's time for Science class. We got our resident research experts to give you the lowdown on some of the Amazon's most interesting mammals.

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Thursday
May262011

Bad news for the rainforest