A disturbing series of headlines made their way around the internet this week. "Artificial Light Is Now Harming Rain Forests," read one at Vice News. Smithsonian went with the more sedate, "Restoring Cut Rainforests Might Not Work Well If There's Light Pollution Nearby." That's bad news for rain forests! Except it's…
Just be thankful that no-one's relying on these GPS-enabled toucans for directions; I hear they don't even get live traffic updates, if you can imagine. Instead, researchers are tracking the toucans and their spreading of seeds in tropical forests.
Agent Orange is a forest-clearing herbicide that killed over 400,000 people during the Vietnam War. Almost 40 years later, ranchers in the Amazon region of Brazil are still using the substance to illegally clear out 440 acres of rainforest.