The Brazilian Amazon is home to about 40 percent of the planet’s tropical forests and a staggering amount of biodiversity.
An international conference agreed that Africa’s rainforests’ surviving tree species had endured a number of climatic catastrophes over the past four centuries.
Peru is the home to one of the biggest forest lands about 700,000 square kilometers (270,270 square miles). It has been known for its Andes mountain range and the Amazon area that covers 60 percent of the country’s territory.
There are between 441 million to 663 million trees were killed by storm that swept the region in January 2005, based on a satellite data, on site observation and computer models calculation at Tulane University by researchers.
There’s a number of web start ups aim to help people indulge their urge to divulge about themselves, from site like Blippy which used to broadcast people’s activities; to Skimble, an iPhone application that people used to reveal of how they had spent their time; to Foursquare, a mobile social network that allows people to announce their precise location to the world; Swipely a site similar to Blippy; and others.