Tags: Science

What are Carbon Offset Schemes?

November, 4 2016

In the midst of an escalating global climate crisis, many people and corporations are looking for ways to reduce their own carbon footprint. One means of doing this is through the use of carbon offset systems, designed to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. The earth’s climate is the result of multiple heating and cooling factors. The…

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What Makes Orangutans Intelligent

August, 16 2012

Numerous studies in the wild and in captivity indicate that the great apes, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans, are among the smartest land animals on the planet.  The question is why are they so smart.  Does great ape sociality have anything to do with it? Orangutans live on two different large islands, Borneo and Sumatra. It…

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Preserving Peatland Rainforest Saves Orangutans... and the Global Climate

March, 7 2009

Most rainforests in Borneo and Sumatra, home to the orangutan, are distributed on peatlands which are typically low, swampy areas that are seasonally flooded. These rainforests are like no others in the world. Part of their uniqueness lies in their large capacity for storing carbon dioxide which is the primary greenhouse gas responsible for global…

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