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captiveape · 5 hours ago
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Showdown; Day 1289 of Chimp A Day. . . . #showdown #chimpanzee #rainforest #illustration #digitalart #daily #ape #art #instaart #artoftheday #adobeillustrator #photoshop #animalart #fight #lowbrowart #artoftheday #popart #GreatApe https://www.instagram.com/p/CN8R_OxgSQ0/?igshid=7yaybocddccs
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rjzimmerman · 10 hours ago
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Excerpt from this New York Times story:
As the Biden administration rallies the international community to curb global warming in a climate change summit this week, Brazil is pledging to play a critical role, going as far as promising to end illegal deforestation by 2030.
There’s a catch: Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, wants the international community to pledge billions of dollars to pay for the conservation initiatives.
And donors are reluctant to provide the money, since Brazil under the Bolsonaro administration has been busy doing the opposite of conservation, gutting the country’s environmental protection system, undermining Indigenous rights and championing industries driving the destruction of the rainforest.
“He wants new money with no real constraints,” said Marcio Astrini, who heads the Climate Observatory, an environmental protection organization in Brazil. “This is not a trustworthy government: not on democracy, not on the coronavirus and far less so on the Amazon.”
For two years, Mr. Bolsonaro seemed unbothered by his reputation as an environmental villain.
Under Mr. Bolsonaro’s watch, deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, by far the largest in the world, has risen to the highest level in over a decade. The destruction, which has been driven by loggers clearing land for cattle grazing and for illegal mining operations, sparked global outrage in 2019 as huge wildfires raged for weeks.
The Trump administration turned a blind eye to Brazil’s environmental record under Mr. Bolsonaro, a close ally of the former American president.
After the White House changed hands in January, the United States began pressuring Brazil to rein in deforestation, joining the European Union, Norway and others in warning that its worsening reputation hampers the country’s economic potential.
“We want to see concrete results,” Todd Chapman, the United States ambassador to Brazil, told a group of Brazilian business leaders earlier this month. “Illegal loggers and miners, all this illegal activity, why do you want to pay the bill for that?”
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raedusoleil · a day ago
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I was totally not paying attention to the fact that it was National Parks Week, but that wound up saving us from paying a $30 park entrance fee.
The Hoh Rainforest was not too crowded. We brought our own lunch, ate at a picnic table away from everyone else, and then did the shorter trails. So much moss. And it was freaking warm and sunny, which is not really how that part of the Olympic Peninsula usually plays. Once we got back out of the park and got cell signal, we found out just how warm.
FYI, the temps in July/August in Forks, WA (yes, home of the Twilight vampires) is usually 66˚F - 70˚F.
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FYI, the usual average high temps in Forks, WA (yes, home of the Twilight vampires) in July/August are 66˚F - 70˚F.
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Brazil’s economic crisis, prolonged by COVID-19, poses an enormous challenge to the Amazon
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed his country’s participation in a virtual climate summit convened by the U.S. for April 22 and 23, vowing in a recent letter to U.S. President Joe Biden to end illegal deforestation in Brazil by 2030 – a striking about-face from a longtime adversary to the country’s environmental policies.
But Bolsonaro warned that Brazil will need “massive resources”, including considerable financial help, to protect the Amazon. Brazil is currently in the midst of a deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its economy shrunk by a record 5.8% last year. The Biden administration, meanwhile, is considering paying Brazil to protect its environment.
But not so long ago, both Brazil’s economy and its Amazon were prospering.
In 2014, Brazil was closing out nearly a decade of continuous economic growth. Per capita GDP – the total value of the economy divided among the population – had grown by 400% in just 10 years and economic inequality was falling to record lows in a country that long had the world’s largest gap between rich and poor. Between 2004 and 2014, some 35 million Brazilians joined the ranks of the middle class.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed his country’s participation in a virtual climate summit convened by the U.S. for April 22 and 23, vowing in a recent letter to U.S. President Joe Biden to end illegal deforestation in Brazil by 2030 – a striking about-face from a longtime adversary to the country’s environmental policies.
But Bolsonaro warned that Brazil will need “massive resources”, including considerable financial help, to protect the Amazon. Brazil is currently in the midst of a deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its economy shrunk by a record 5.8% last year. The Biden administration, meanwhile, is considering paying Brazil to protect its environment.
But not so long ago, both Brazil’s economy and its Amazon were prospering.
In 2014, Brazil was closing out nearly a decade of continuous economic growth. Per capita GDP – the total value of the economy divided among the population – had grown by 400% in just 10 years and economic inequality was falling to record lows in a country that long had the world’s largest gap between rich and poor. Between 2004 and 2014, some 35 million Brazilians joined the ranks of the middle class.
As Brazil’s economy thrived, deforestation in the Amazon slowed. Deforestation levels in 2012 were one-sixth of what they were in 2004. Back then, falling deforestation rates were hailed as a testament to the country’s prowess in environmental policymaking.  
But after nearly a decade of researching and writing about Amazon forest loss, I’ve become convinced that Brazil’s successes in reducing deforestation a decade earlier likely had just as much to do with basic economics as environmental policy.
About 20% of Brazil’s beef and more than 80% of its soybeans are exported. For Brazilian farmers and ranchers who contribute to these export markets – including many who live or operate in the Amazon region – a struggling domestic economy and weak currency is actually a plus. It means that when foreign buyers purchase Brazilian exports in dollars, Brazilian farmers are being paid more in their local currency.
This gives them more money – money that can potentially be used for purchasing and clearing forested land. A lucrative export market is also a compelling reason to start purchasing and clearing new land.
Conversely, when the economy is strong, so is the Brazilian real. For Amazonian farmers in Brazil, that means less money earned, less to invest in clearing forests and less incentive to clear new land. 
In 2015 Brazil entered a severe recession. Now in its sixth consecutive year of slow or even negative economic growth, the Brazilian economy remains beset by lower global commodity prices and a rising deficit. Poverty is rising.  Per capita GDP today is now about US$1,000 less per person than it was a decade ago.  
Meanwhile, Brazil is one of the countries worst hit by COVID-19, with 4,000 people dying on its worst days. The pandemic is prolonged and exacerbating the country’s economic crisis.
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wildernessphotos · a day ago
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Rainforest giants with rare autumn displays: there’s a lot more to Australia’s red cedar than timber
Rainforest giants with rare autumn displays: there’s a lot more to Australia’s red cedar than timber
Peter Woodard/Wikimedia Gregory Moore, The University of MelbourneNative deciduous trees are rare in Australia, which means many of the red, yellow and brown leaves we associate with autumn come from introduced species, such as maples, oaks and elms. One native tree, however, stands out for its leaves with soft autumnal hues that drop in March and April: Australia’s red cedar. Don’t be fooled by…
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homofotograficus · a day ago
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Creatividad en la palma de la mano.
Curioseando el potencial de las nuevas Apps Jugando en el teléfono con fotos viejas, 3 fotos unidas aquí para generar esta imagen, tomadas y procesadas con la ayuda del celular. Cada vez uso menos el computador. Combinando efectos y expresiones. Hemos vistos y se han puesto muy en boga los efectos y filtros que ofrecen las apps más usadas en redes sociales, generar efectos novedosos, distintos…
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malleedesign · a day ago
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New Post has been published on http://malleedesign.com.au/finger-limes-loving-the-shade-citrus-australasica/
Finger Limes loving the shade - Citrus australasica
My friend has the magic touch when it comes to growing all things edible and so of course her fingers limes are abundant in the Autumn 🤩. She has two varieties one is Citrus australasica ‘Rainforest Pearl’, a grafted form. Which in my humble opinion is the sweetest and juiciest of them all and the other is the straight species Citrus australasica.
Citrus australasica ‘Rainforest Pearl’
And the crop this year on the ‘Rainforest Pearl’ was out of control at around 6kg, unfortunately I was a little too late with my camera to capture the plant when it was really ladened with fruit. But still every branch is heavy with big juicy fruits which fall in the wind.
The image above shows the size of the shrub in relation to my medium sized naughty dog😉 It is growing under the shade of a large Callistemon and receives only a few hours of morning sun.
Citrus australasica ‘Rainforest Pearl’
The tree is well mulched and the soil is reasonably fertile although nothing special. I do honestly think the secret to its success is the position, it mimics the natural environment where fingers limes would normally grow, as an understory plant in the rainforest.
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The second finger lime lives on the south side of a wall at the bottom of a slope, it is dense and luscious and makes a beautiful screen and bird habitat plant.
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Its fruit are shorter and a little more astringent but it also produces exceedingly well over Autumn.
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Needless to say I am very jealous of both of these plants, they not only provide an excellent harvest but they also look good too. It makes me think it is high time finger limes were utilised more for their ornamental value in the garden. They make great screening shrubs for covering ugly fences or walls and also can fill a difficult dark corner with bright shiny green foliage.
Citrus australasica ‘Rainforest Pearl’
And perhaps by planting them simply to look good it might in some strange contrary way encourage them to fruit as ferociously as my friends, good luck everybody! Remember provide your Finger Limes with some sun protection.
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mamoonaghaffar862 · a day ago
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Top 5 Most Poisonous Animals in the Amazon Rainforest
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johnnygsanto · a day ago
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Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. From the Reef to the Rainforest.
Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. From the Reef to the Rainforest.
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olivesusername · 2 days ago
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Based on a necklace I got from lulusmuseum on Instagram, go check em out!!
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georgerus63 · 2 days ago
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I have to make a presentation for my English class on a specific topic that is biology-related... TIME TO TALK ABOUT THE RAINFORESTS 😤
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lindskov · 2 days ago
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#107 Spring
“Refreshing light of Springtime” | 10×10” | March 2021
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manfredfresh · 2 days ago
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Relaxation Nature, Ambient Music Rainforest Sounds Birds, Calm Music for Stress Relief, Quiet Time from Meditation Relax Club
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