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Fires have burned 3 percent of Amazon rainforest in 12 years: NASA

The Brazilian Amazon harbours 40% of all remaining tropical rainforest, playing a vital role in global biodiversity conservation and climate regulation. (Alexander Lees/REUTERS) The size of the Amazon rainforest has been shrinking – and not just because of traditional…  …

World’s tiniest frogs found in Papua New Guinea

WASHINGTON — With voices hardly louder than an insect’s buzz, the tiniest frogs ever discovered are smaller than a coin and hop about the rainforest of the tropical island of Papua New Guinea, US scientists said Wednesday. Not only are these little peepers with the big names — Paedophryne amauensis…