tropical rain forest

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Recent Examples on the Web Dozens of fish, frogs, toads, and turtles live in a freshwater pond in a room that mimics a tropical rain forest. Kristina Rizga, The Atlantic, "A Science Class for Kids Who Think They Don’t Like Science," 11 Sep. 2020 What is now the southeastern U.S. was dominated by tropical rain forest, complete with primates. Andrew L. Hipp, Scientific American, "How Oak Trees Evolved to Rule the Forests of the Northern Hemisphere," 15 July 2020 The tropical rain forest is a shady paradise filled with tall cypress trees, cycads, a grove of bamboo and tropical trees from around the world. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, "The 15 best places in L.A. to find shade on hot summer days," 24 June 2020 More crucially, new diets reduced the pressure to cut down the remaining tropical rain forests to make way for grazing land. Video Player is loading. Bill Mckibben, Time, "Hello From the Year 2050. We Avoided the Worst of Climate Change — But Everything Is Different," 12 Sep. 2019 That is on par with the declines of tropical rain forests and coral reefs. Washington Post, "Scientists struggle to save seagrass from coastal pollution," 23 Dec. 2019 Countless waterfalls and lush tropical rain forests make the 600 hairpin curves and 59 one-lane bridges worth the trouble. Sarah Wesley Lemire, courant.com, "Aloha spirit in Hawaii: Maui and Kauai a perfect pairing," 12 Dec. 2019 The sudden reversal, after days of dismissing growing concern over hundreds of fires raging across the Amazon, came as international outrage grew over the rising deforestation in the world’s largest tropical rain forest. New York Times, "As Amazon Fires Become Global Crisis, Brazil’s President Reverses Course," 23 Aug. 2019 Preserving tropical rain forests is essential to combating climate change — around the world, roughly a third of the greenhouse gases released each year come from clearing forests. Los Angeles Times, "The world is watching as California weighs controversial plan to save tropical forests," 13 Sep. 2019

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Tropical rain forest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tropical%20rain%20forest. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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