Rainforest

Rainforests are the world’s powerhouses, the most vital habitats on the planet. Characterised by high rainfall, they only cover 6% of the Earth across the tropical regions, but they contain more than half of its plant and animal species. Fast-growing trees form a dense canopy that prevents much sunlight reaching the forest floor and discourages…

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Big waves expected to hit Costa Rica’s southern Pacific beaches over the weekend

An intense storm currently affecting Pacific waters in the southern hemisphere will cause big swells along Costa Rica’s coastline starting Saturday. The weather phenomenon will generate powerful waves up to 3.3 meters (11 feet) high that will hit beaches mostly in the southern Pacific region. Omar Lizano Rodríguez, an oceanographer with the University of Costa Rica’s Center for…

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With current rate of climate change, 23 percent of species in South America could face extinction, study finds

WASHINGTON D.C. — One out of six species faces extinction as a result of climate change and urgent action must be taken to save large numbers of animals from being wiped out, a new study released Thursday said. The study, published in the U.S. journal Science, found that a global temperature rise of 4 degrees Celsius could spell disaster…

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