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Protecting rainforest with real-time data.
Protecting rainforest with real-time data.

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Everyone knows that planting a tree will help clean the air and reduce carbon dioxide levels, but did you know that it could also help save a life? A U.S. Forest Service study found that, in the United States, trees save the lives of more than 850 people annually. The study also found that trees prevent the onset of 670,000 respiratory illnesses each year. Check out this interesting article to learn more. http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/08/04/study-finds-trees-save-more-than-850-lives-a-year/
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Happy Earth Day from Rainforest Connection, and from this baby gibbon! Thanks so much to all our supporters!
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TED.com Featured Talk

#tedtalks   #ted   #rainforest

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Last chance to vote for Rainforest Connection in the Netexplo awards! Voting closes in a couple of hours, so please don't miss the opportunity to support us—it really would make a big difference. After all, it is you, our fans, that have made this whole endeavor possible.
https://www.netexplo.org/en/intelligence/public/vote/list We're up against some other pretty fantastic technical innovations, so make sure to check out the other 9 projects as well.
Thanks, as always, for your amazing support!

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The Huffington Post has named Rainforest Connection one of 2014's top 10 movers and shakers in sustainability. Check out this article to learn more! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-demates/top-10-movers-and-shakers_b_6401676.html

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The Rainforest Connection team is currently in Cameroon installing devices! Here are some pictures of their adventure.
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2015-01-07
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Check out this great article from Mongabay about rainforest happenings in 2014 which mentions Rainforest Connection! http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1230-year-in-rainforests-2014.html

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Besides destroying large areas of pristine forest, oil drilling in the Amazon also degrades large areas of forest due to oil spills. The oil pollution kills the wildlife and sickens the indigenous people who depend on the forest for their survival. Since the end of June, there have been 5 major oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon. Oil exploration is increasing rapidly in the Amazon. It’s time to end this destruction and leave the oil where it belongs: Underground. Please read this story to learn more. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/09/the-amazon-oil-spills-overlooked-by-environmental-leaders-in-lima

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Check out this awesome story about the Sarayaku tribe of Ecuador, who were able to stop the destruction of their homeland, which is near Yasuní National Park, by an oil company. It is an inspiring example that, as daunting as it may seem, it is possible to stand up to powerful companies and come away victorious. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1205-gfrn-moll-rocek-gualinga-interview.html#sthash.alWgSPER.dpbs

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Check out this cool slideshow by the Sierra Club about innovative new ways of watching over the world's forests which features Rainforest Connection! 

http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/sierra/2015-1-january-february/innovate/watching-over-worlds-forests
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