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The Earth's rainforests have been given well-deserved nicknames, such as "lungs of the planet" and "cradles of biodiversity." Tropical rainforests cover no more than about 6 percent of the planet, yet one of the Earth's ... More »

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One of the most interesting facts about the tropical rainforest is that half of the plants and animals on the planet live in these habitats and many species may still be undiscovered. Rainforests contain two-thirds of ea... More »

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Temperate rainforests are located in temperate regions, such as the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Canada, New Zealand, East Asia, Australia and Europe. Most temperate rainforests are located along the coastline of temperate... More »

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