tropical rain forest

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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 The Arbor Day Foundation also has a program to help save tropical rain forests which provide habitat for some 50% of the world's plants and animals. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Here's what we know about the fires in the Amazon rainforest," 23 Aug. 2019 The expanse of that ancient freshwater lake is now an ecological palimpsest, a zone dominated by the world’s largest tropical rain forest, home to the richest diversity of plants and animals on earth. Austin Merrill, WSJ, "The Amazon: The Heart of the World," 3 Dec. 2018 Jaguars might call to mind images of tropical rain forests, but the northern limit of their reach actually includes parts of Arizona and New Mexico. Sunset, "Where to Embark on a Sky Island Adventure," 22 Jan. 2018 To build palm oil plantations, trees are often cleared in tropical rain forests, causing deforestation and loss of animal habitats. Olivia Fleming & Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Ultimate Guide to Clean Beauty," 12 Aug. 2019 The expanse of that ancient freshwater lake is now an ecological palimpsest, a zone dominated by the world’s largest tropical rain forest, home to the richest diversity of plants and animals on earth. Austin Merrill, WSJ, "The Amazon: The Heart of the World," 3 Dec. 2018 Its winds of up to 155 miles an hour wrecked thousands of acres of trees, including much of El Yunque National Forest, 28,000 acres of lush tropical rain forest east of the capital, San Juan. New York Times, "Forests Protect the Climate. A Future With More Storms Would Mean Trouble.," 7 Mar. 2018 The entrance to the Flower Show will be framed by palm fronds overhead to recreate the feeling of being in a tropical rain forest. Bethany Ao, Philly.com, "At the Philadelphia Flower Show, water is the name of the game," 22 Feb. 2018

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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