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What are tropical rainforests?

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Part I:TROPICAL RAINFORESTS OF THE WORLDTropical rainforests are a world like none other; and their importance to the global ecosystem and human existence is paramount.

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    Sharks contaminated with plastic are ‘cause for concern’

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    There are trillions of microplastics in the ocean — they bob on the surface, float through the water column, and accumulate in clusters on the seafloor.

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      Crown-of-thorns infestation is eating away at the reef

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      he coral reef surrounding the resort island of Boracay, which the Philippine government wants to reopen to tourists, is under attack from a crown-of-thorns starfish infestation.

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        Coral Bleaching: Warming Oceans

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        Corals around the world are bleaching. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, for example, suffered widespread bleaching this year due to rising sea surface temperatures caused by a combination of global warming and a strong El Niño.

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          Saving the Iguana’s: Bahamas

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          by Jeremy Hance Before the arrival of humans—with their dogs, cats, and wild pigs—the northern Bahamian rock iguana ruled its home range, being pound-for-pound among the biggest land animals on the islands. In these ecosystems, the iguana’s were the mega-grazers, the bison and elk of the Caribbean one might say. But hunting by humans, invasive species, and habitat loss knocked the king from its throne: pushing it into smaller habitats and decimating its population. Today the three subspecies of the northern Bahamian rock iguana (Cyclura cychlura) hang by a thread. And now a new threat is rising: poorly-regulated tourism, including iguana...

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