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Rainforest Destruction

Trees are the lungs of our earth! Protect the rainforests. Ancient forests are disappearing before our eyes. Not only does forest loss eliminate wildlife habitat and harm biodiversity, but tropical deforestation releases tons of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Help us protect forests and the climate. Read more.

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from Mail Online

Orangutans fight for their survival on a protected island

Sumatran orangutans are designated as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, with a population of just a few thousand, while the Borneo orangutan is considered Threatened. The UN calls the current status of the remaining orangutans “a conservation emergency.” Habitat destruction caused by the massive expansion of palm oil plantations is a primary reason orangutans are facing the threat of extinction. http://ran.org/indonesia%E2%80%99s-rainforests-biodiversity-and-endangered-species

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from the Guardian

The week in wildlife - in pictures

baby spider monkey; most species of spider monkeys - that live in the rainforests of South and Central America - are Endangered or Critically Endangered due to overhunting and habitat destruction.

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Excellent lung-like graphic work by Studio8 Design. This was produced to raise awareness of the destruction of the Amazon rainforest for the US-based charity Rainforest Action Network (RAN).

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from the Guardian

Fears for Brazil rainforest after environment minister quits

Rainforest cutting destroys not only habitats and the diversity of the world, but also the ability to reduce carbon dioxide levels. Why does it still happen? Money.

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from Greener Ideal

Rainforest Facts – Infographic

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Find out more about rainforests: http://grnr.in/187EmxX

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Earth: #Earth ~ "Nearly half of the world's species of plants, animals, and microorganisms will be destroyed or severely threatened over the next quarter century, due to rainforest deforestation. Help spread the word before it's too late!"

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from Etsy

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I like how simple this infographic is. It shows some alarming statistics but it ends giving as hope that we can change this scenario.

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from TreeHugger

Clean Air or Clean Hair? Palm Oil In Everything

Glenn Hurowitz of Grist to the rescue. He wrote a great op-ed in the LA Times about the omnipresence of palm oil in everything from shampoo to cookies, finding rhino-killer in Oreos, Chewy Chips Ahoy!, Orville Redenbacher's popcorn, Hershey's Kisses "Hugs," Twix and more. And not just the mainstream stuff: it's in products from Burts Bees, Trader Joes, Whole Foods and other "green" sources.

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