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Rain Forest

A forest that receives at least 68 inches of rain per year. Rain forests are responsible for a large proportion of Earth's oxygen turnover, and are home to numerous plant and animal species. Environmental degradation has threatened the future of rain forests, and various governments have taken steps to protect them.
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Night has fallen the Costa Rican rain forest, but 15-year-old Ryan Jacobus still has a long way to hike.
The panoramic glass window showcases the golf course juxtaposed with the rain forest. It is, for lack of a more appropriate adjective, spectacular.
This review of Chinese tropical forests shows that the forests of China have almost the same forest profile and physiognomic characteristics as equatorial lowland rain forests (Richards, 1996).
Rain Forests, by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne
If rain forests nationwide disappear in the next 10 or 20 years, can habagat fill reservoirs with rain and hold God's water for our farms and homes?
"Our work seeks to resolve a century-old dispute about rain forest classification," concludes Bowman.
Stafford is helping the cause by making people aware of the vital need to keep Earth's rain forests intact.
To help save the rain forests, Halley donates 20% of all proceeds to the Tropical Sierra Foundation to promote reforestation efforts.
Washington, June 2 (ANI): According to a new report, the West African forest gecko, a secretive but widely distributed species in forest patches from Ghana to Congo, is actually four distinct species that appear to have evolved over the past 100,000 years due to the fragmentation of a belt of tropical rain forest.
The air in our homes is too dry, too dark and too hot for the best growth of rain forest plants.
Many biologists question whether new forests can support the biodiversity of plant and animal species associated with rain forests. Part of the problem is that new growth
As a lot of people know, trees have the capacity to absorb large quantities of carbon from the atmosphere and it is well recognised that the destruction of large tracts of rain forest in equatorial countries is openly condemned by the same politicians who are advocating the destruction of our own forests.