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23rd new bird species of 2013 discovered

A ground-warbler from the Philippines is the twenty-third species of bird described in 2013. The species, dubbed Robsonius thompsoni, is described in the August issue of the journal The Condor.…

Typhoon Bopha decimated coral reefs

Three weeks after Typhoon Bopha: all the Acropora coral species are dead and covered in algae and sediment. Photo courtesy of ESI. When Typhoon Bopha, also known as Pablo, ran…

The year in rainforests

Rainforest in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Photo by Rhett A. Butler 2012 was another year of mixed news for the world's tropical forests. This is a look at some of the…