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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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Deforestation is deadly to all of us. Take action in preventing deforestation. Discuss the importance of protecting rainforests with us on Twitter on March 21, 3pm EST #W4Conservation.

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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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You've Heard About This Problem With Our Trees, But Do You Really Know How Big It Is?

You've Heard About This Problem With Our Trees, But Do You Really Know How Big It Is?

Deforestation is an issue on every continent. This is a great visual to help introduce the concept. Students could then investigate self-selected regions or innovative solutions to the problem.

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According to the National Geographic, rainforests could vanish from the planet completely within the next century if current deforestation rates continue."   Here's a really cool infographic that illustrates the many, many reasons why we can't let that happen:

50 Reasons Why The Rainforest Rules

According to the National Geographic, rainforests could vanish from the planet completely within the next century if current deforestation rates continue." Here's a really cool infographic that illustrates the many, many reasons why we can't let that happen:

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The Amazon Rainforest is a unique and lush eco system. It largely consists of over a billion acres of land encompassing areas in Brazil, Venezuela, Co

The Amazon Rainforest is a unique and lush eco system. It largely consists of over a billion acres of land encompassing areas in Brazil, Venezuela, Co

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Rainforest dioramas are often made from an old shoe box to start with. Description from 3dgeography.co.uk. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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blue poison dart frog (Dendrobates azureus) is listed as Vulnerable, but if rainforest deforestation continues, its status will become more critical.

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Deforestation does not just mark the end of a tree's life. Rainforests hold more than 6% of the earth's flora and fauna species frog insects birds macaw gorilla snakes (including anaconda) lizards spider sloth butterflies chameleon orangutan and more. Rainforests are also First Nations. The world's rain forests could completely vanish in a hundred years at the current rate of deforestation. Honoring, advancing and loving First Nations people is the surest way to preserve our collective…

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