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Intensified farming to feed the world not without its risks

Many policy experts and conservationists are saying that one way to feed the world's growing population is to intensify our agricultural production, especially in tropical regions of the world. But doing so will require a lot of fertilizer.

Recovering tropical forests a sponge for CO2: study

Paris - Tropical forests reclaiming land cleared for agriculture or livestock not only grow quickly, but absorb far more CO2 from the atmosphere than old-growth trees, according to a study released.

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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Floral bloom in December
Floral bloom in December
December verdure
December verdure
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December bloom
December bloom
Lush green vegetation in December. It s always summer in the tropics
Lush green vegetation in December. It's always summer in the tropics
Colorful hedge plant
Colorful hedge plant
Laying eggs?
Laying eggs?
My lawn still green in December
My lawn still green in December
Plenty of sunshine in the tropics
Plenty of sunshine in the tropics
It s like springtime in December.
It's like springtime in December.
It very sunny in December. Mango trees provide the best shade
It very sunny in December. Mango trees provide the best shade
Grassroots
Grassroots
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
Lush green colors
Lush green colors
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
Lush green colors
Lush green colors
Beautiful floral sights year round
Beautiful floral sights year round
Floral bloom all year round
Floral bloom all year round