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Two Months After Maria, Puerto Rico's Rainforest Is Bouncing Back Two Months After Maria, Puerto Rico's Rainforest Is Bouncing Back

Puerto Rico’s El Yunque National Forest—the only rainforest in the U.S. National Forest Network—took a beating from Hurricane Maria. The photos that emerged after the storm, of downed trees, defoliated canopies, and battered infrastructure, painted a bleak, almost apocalyptic picture. But scientists expected the…

This Surreal Animation Lets You See the Sounds of Rainforest Birds

Synesthesia is a rare condition where experiencing one sense (like sound) triggers an involuntary experience of another sense (like vision). If you’ve never experienced this phenomenon yourself, this colorful abstract animation by Andy Thomas simulates what it’s like to visualize sounds.

The British Columbian Wilderness and the Baddest Water Filter Ever Built The British Columbian Wilderness and the Baddest Water Filter Ever Built

300 miles north of Vancouver lies the Great Bear Rainforest. It’s a huge, rugged, chunk of land with ample diversity of scenery, and the best part is that it is very, very sparsely populated. Think Yellowstone minus the tourists. In a nutshell, you want to go to there.

Watch Biologists Drop Flying Spiders Out of Trees for Science Watch Biologists Drop Flying Spiders Out of Trees for Science

Biologists have terrifying news: some spiders can fly. Of course, technically they’re just gliding, but that’s still a feat for a creature with eight legs and no wings. It’s also a big surprise for biologists.

It's So Dry Even America's Old Growth Rainforests Are on Fire It's So Dry Even America's Old Growth Rainforests Are on Fire

The season of terrible drought and fire keeps getting worse. In the past few weeks, hundreds of patches of forest in the Canadian and Alaskan boreal have gone up in flames. Now, one of America’s last remaining old growth forests—the Queets rainforest in Olympic National Park, Washington—is also burning.

Ghost Monkeys Foretell Rainforest Destruction (Yes, Really) Ghost Monkeys Foretell Rainforest Destruction (Yes, Really)

For the first time, two albino spider monkeys have appeared in the wild. Danny Schmidt captured the first photos and videos of them; we asked him to explain why the ghost monkeys spell doom for their eco system.

This Is Not Actually A Photo Of A Tiny Monkey Bathing In A Teacup This Is Not Actually A Photo Of A Tiny Monkey Bathing In A Teacup

Little cutie sure looks pocket-sized, though, right? This April 18 photo shows a (perfectly normal-sized, alas) monkey taking a dip at the Amazon Animal Orphanage in the rainforest near Iquitos, Peru, where it joined dozens of other animals recently rescued from animal traffickers and circuses.

One of The Most Unexplored Areas on Earth Looks Stunning From Space One of The Most Unexplored Areas on Earth Looks Stunning From Space

"So much water in this New Guinea rainforest, I've never seen anything like this!" tweeted NASA Astronaut Terry W. Virts. Indeed, those countless rivers reflecting the sun looks unbelievably beautiful and mysterious at the same time in this image.

These Larvae Glow in the Dark, Then Eat You These Larvae Glow in the Dark, Then Eat You

Well, they'll only eat you if you're a tasty insect. A few years ago, wildlife photographer Jeff Cremer was traipsing about the Peruvian rainforest when he noticed some glowing green dots scattered in the dirt. He returned to investigate with some entomologists.

A 1000-Foot Tower Is Being Built in the Amazon to Track Climate Change A 1000-Foot Tower Is Being Built in the Amazon to Track Climate Change

In a remote stretch of the Amazon rainforest, a skinny steel tower will soon rise over 1,000 feet into the sky—higher than the Eiffel Tower, way higher than the trees. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is a joint effort by Brazil and Germany to figure out exactly how carbon dioxide fluctuates inside the South American…

How To Dodge A Bullet Ant 12 Stories Up — In The Rainforest Canopy How To Dodge A Bullet Ant 12 Stories Up — In The Rainforest Canopy

In the final installment of Into The Amazon, LCA heads into the rainforest canopy, overloads the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, discovers a constellation of stars under her feet, then shows you how you can do all this yourself, for science!

Into The Amazon: What To Do When Attacked By A Poo Bat Into The Amazon: What To Do When Attacked By A Poo Bat

In part three of this series, Laurel actually gets into the Amazon, taking a swim after a reported lack of caiman sightings. That was after finding dozens of the world's most venomous spiders and prior to a close encounter with ayahuasca.

Into The Amazon: Boats, Breakfast And Blowguns Into The Amazon: Boats, Breakfast And Blowguns

In part two of this series, "Into The Amazon," Laurel wakes up to a boat ride, meets a baby sloth and learns to shoot a blowgun.

Treetop Camera Traps Catch Animals In Their Most Candid Moments Treetop Camera Traps Catch Animals In Their Most Candid Moments

Most of the world's photographs are taken between zero and six feet from the ground. Wildlife biologists love their camera traps, and one group finally decided to place some in the trees of a tropical rainforest, nearly 90 feet high. Here's what they found.

Your Old Phone Could Help Eavesdrop on Illegal Rainforest Loggers Your Old Phone Could Help Eavesdrop on Illegal Rainforest Loggers

How do you catch a logger in the dense, remote rainforest? For a long time, the answer has been satellites, which may sound high-tech, but actually means you're looking at photos of deforested land days after the loggers have made their getaway. A nonprofit called Rainforest Connection wants to turn old smartphones…

Smog, Lights, and Measles (Again): What's Ruining Our Cities This Week Smog, Lights, and Measles (Again): What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

Smog dims the city of lights; our streetlamps might be driving away bats; and everyone's least favorite infectious disease, measles, has popped up in yet another city. It's all in this week's all-Gizmodo look at What's Ruining Our Cities.

Scientists finally solve the mystery of these rainforest structures Scientists finally solve the mystery of these rainforest structures

A few months ago, eye-grabbing images of tiny web-like structures baffled etymologists everywhere because they had no idea who made them. However, Wired recently followed a team of scientists down to the Amazonian rainforest, and the mystery is finally solved. Sort of.

Searching for Dead Geometries Amidst the Trees Searching for Dead Geometries Amidst the Trees

As the analytical tools of archaeology rapidly shift toward the use of non-invasive, digital visualization—including such things as ground-penetrating radar and LiDAR—we're seeing more and more examples of archaeologists setting off into distant landscapes, drones in hand.

Costa Rica Is Actually Closing All Of Its Zoos Costa Rica Is Actually Closing All Of Its Zoos

Beginning in March 2014, the two government-owned zoos in Costa Rica will be closed. The country is known for prioritizing environmental conservation, and zoo closures are a major step that animal rights and environmental advocates have been supporting worldwide for years. And Costa Rica really doesn't need…

Ask the Mastermind of This Amazing Rain Forest Treehouse Community Anything Ask the Mastermind of This Amazing Rain Forest Treehouse Community Anything

Did you see Return of the Jedi as a kid and wish you could live in the trees in the middle of the forest, but your family and friends would all be connected in a community? Guess what: now that exists.

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