Painting by Julia Loman Living in the city, I find it necessary to venture off into the woods every once … Read More
Photo by Rachael Running, 2009. Photo by Rachael Running, 2010 Here in Detroit, spring is on the horizon. Green leaves … Read More
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The World Wildlife Fund reports that at least 441 new species of plants and animals have been discovered in the Amazon rainforest … Read More
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The Amazon rainforests contain an enormous amount of plant diversity, yet much of this diversity is located within very small ranges.
Among the diverse array of plants that exist in the Amazon, many are used for traditional medicinal purposes.
Malaria, one of the most lethal diseases in the tropics, can be addressed by no less than 41 different species of plants in the Brazilian Amazon in some capacity.
Dr. Dave Lutz, of the Amazon Aid Foundation, talks about the urgency of protecting the Amazon rainforest.