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Can you rescue a rainforest? The answer may be yes

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posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 04:14 PM
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Some good news for a change...






Can you rescue a rainforest? The answer may be yes

Half a century after most of Costa Rica's rainforests were cut down, researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute took on a project that many thought was impossible - restoring a tropical rainforest ecosystem.

When the researchers planted worn-out cattle fields in Costa Rica with a sampling of local trees, native species began to move in and flourish, raising the hope that destroyed rainforests can one day be replaced.

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Promising.


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posted on Mar, 30 2008 @ 12:02 AM
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I wonder if there is a way to grow tissue of certain animals or plants, without the being itself present, in large enough quantities to feed the human population. Then more land could be freed up. I used to gloomily think that biology was a dying science, but perhaps it is on the verge of a rising curve.

This thread is like a light at the end of a long tunnel. Star and flag.




posted on Mar, 30 2008 @ 12:20 AM
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This is awesome news! I have read numerous times that the rainforest would take 3,000 years to be restored.

They should start replanting trees in Brazil and South East Asia in the areas where farmland is useless. Maybe the forests there could start to grow back.



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