Rainforest http://wunc.org en Rain Forest Diversity http://wunc.org/post/rain-forest-diversity <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Rain forests are home to an incredible variety of species. From cute </span>olinguitos<span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;"> to slimy </span>spittlebugs<span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">, scientists are discovering creatures all the time. The exhibit "Rainforest Adventure" at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences educates kids on rain forest diversity and conservation.</span></p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 13:46:17 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 36355 at http://wunc.org Rain Forest Diversity This Durham Mechanic Bought A Million Acres Of Rainforest To Save His Home Village http://wunc.org/post/durham-mechanic-bought-million-acres-rainforest-save-his-home-village <p></p><p>Godi Godar lives and works in Durham, NC. He's a mechanic there. That's kind of amazing since Godar had never seen a car until he was in his 20s.</p><p>Godi grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). There was no running water or electricity in his town, Ikoko Bonginda. (Ikoko is in the Congolese rainforest, several hundred miles upriver from the DRC's capital, Kinshasa.)</p><p>Godi recalls seeing electricity across the lake, where the missionaries were.</p><p>"I remember saying, 'Wow, look at the lights there!' It was a trip."</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 16:43:48 +0000 Carol Jackson 34767 at http://wunc.org This Durham Mechanic Bought A Million Acres Of Rainforest To Save His Home Village How Is Climate Change Affecting Tropical Forests? http://wunc.org/post/how-climate-change-affecting-tropical-forests <p></p><p>Melting ice caps at the poles are not the only concern when thinking about global warming. Increasingly, scientists are realizing that the impact of rising temperatures on tropical forests is just as dramatic.</p><p>On a rain forest mountain top where I had just seen woolly monkeys swinging through the trees, I asked Wake Forest biologist Miles Silman if we were simply putting too much greenhouse gas in the air to slow or halt the inevitable march of climate change.</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:54:51 +0000 Frank Stasio & Alex Granados & Justin Catanoso 21909 at http://wunc.org How Is Climate Change Affecting Tropical Forests?