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The Torrid Zone: A new global dynamic

Cairns - A conference titled 'The Future of Tropical Economies' was recently held in Cairns, Australia and focused on the quality of life for all those residing within the Torrid Zone.

Photo essay: My tropical garden where summer lasts forever Special

Lagos - Natives of the cooler regions of the world picture paradise as a place of perpetual sunshine, but for natives of tropical Africa, paradise is the "cool spot" with snowfields and happy children playing outdoors.

Bats Aid Tropical Reforestation

German scientists engage bats to kick-start natural reforestation in the tropics by installing artificial bat roosts in deforested areas.

Study Finds Nitrogen Pollution Boosts Plant Growth

A study by UC Irvine ecologists finds that excess nitrogen in tropical forests boosts plant growth by an average of 20 percent, countering the belief that such forests would not respond to nitrogen pollution.

11 new species found in tropics of Vietnam

Two types of butterfly and a snake are among the 11 new species discovered in the tropical forests in Vietnam. The species, also includes five orchids and three other plants..
 

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Plants flower and fruit all year round
Plants flower and fruit all year round
Green leaves of a mango tree in December
Green leaves of a mango tree in December
December verdure
December verdure
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Floral bloom in December
Floral bloom in December
Floral buds
Floral buds
Beautiful floral sights year round
Beautiful floral sights year round
Some trees shed a few leaves in December-January but remain green all year round
Some trees shed a few leaves in December-January but remain green all year round
It is just like springtime. Young tender leaves and shoots spring in December
It is just like springtime. Young tender leaves and shoots spring in December
Plenty of sunshine in the tropics
Plenty of sunshine in the tropics
It very sunny in December. Mango trees provide the best shade
It very sunny in December. Mango trees provide the best shade
Laying eggs?
Laying eggs?
December bloom
December bloom
The tree casts welcome shade
The tree casts welcome shade
It s like springtime in December.
It's like springtime in December.
Lush green vegetation in December. It s always summer in the tropics
Lush green vegetation in December. It's always summer in the tropics
Grassroots
Grassroots
Colorful hedge plant
Colorful hedge plant
My lawn still green in December
My lawn still green in December