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Semi-arid areas could become carbon sinks: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 19:07

Semi-arid areas on the planet could become carbon sinks in the future despite the fact that they hold the carbon for a short period compared to tropical forests, according to a study in Australia published Thursday.

Mechanics behind flying snakes` gliding maneuver revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 15:49

Researchers exploring the aerodynamics of flying snakes has found that whirls of wind, the little vortices surrounding it, give them an extra lift.

How tropical forests speed their own recovery

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 14:48

A new study has revealed that tropical forests speed their own recovery by capturing nitrogen and carbon faster after being logged or cleared for agriculture.

Tropical forests more resilient to global warming than thought

Last Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013, 12:55

Tropical forests are less likely to lose biomass - plants and plant material - in response to greenhouse gas emissions over the twenty-first century than may previously have been thought, a study has suggested. <br><br>

Over 40 new species found in South American forest

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 13:11

More than 40 species of creatures that scientists believe to be new to science have been discovered in tropical forests of a tiny South American country.

Much of world`s tropical forests managed poorly

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 08, 2011, 10:24

Large swaths of the world`s tropical forests have been officially shielded from deforestation, but an international conservation group says that may not be enough to save them.

Tropical forests hit by habitat fragmentation store less biomass, CO2

Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 16:08

A recent research conducted on deforestation in tropical rain forests has indicated that it could have an even greater impact on climate change than has previously been thought.