tropical rain forest


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Recent Examples on the Web The 11,500-foot-high volcano is one of several on the Rwanda-Congo-Uganda borders, an area of tropical rain forest and rare mountain gorillas. CNN, 22 May 2021 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, 11 Sep. 2020 What is now the southeastern U.S. was dominated by tropical rain forest, complete with primates. Andrew L. Hipp, Scientific American, 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, 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, 12 Sep. 2019 That is on par with the declines of tropical rain forests and coral reefs. Washington Post, 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,, 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, 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of tropical rain forest

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tropical rain forest was in 1903

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“Tropical rain forest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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