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  • New look at world’s forests shows many are expanding | Newswire
    a country s growing stock trees large enough to be considered timber Applying the formula to data collected by the United Nations and released last year the researchers found that amid widespread concerns about deforestation growing stock has expanded over the past 15 years in 22 of the world s 50 countries with most forest cover In countries where per capita gross domestic product exceeds 4 600 roughly equal to the GDP of Chile richer is greener In about half the most forested countries biomass and carbon also expanded Earlier work showed that by the 1980s wooded areas in all major temperate and boreal forests were expanding Forest area and biomass are still being lost in such important countries as Brazil and Indonesia but an increasing number of nations show gains The forests of Earth s two most populated nations no longer increase atmospheric carbon concentration China s forests are expanding India s have reached equalibrium The researchers found that among the 50 nations studied forest area in percentage terms shrank fastest from 1990 to 2005 in Nigeria and the Philippines and expanded fastest in Vietnam Spain and China Growing stock fell fastest in Indonesia Nigeria and the Philippines and increased fastest in the Ukraine and Spain In absolute terms Indonesia and Brazil experienced the greatest losses of both forested square kilometers and cubic meters of growing stock China and the USA achieved the greatest gains For many years the Earth has suffered an epidemic of deforestation Now humans may help spread an epidemic of forest restoration says Ausubel When forest transition occurs at a global level depends largely on Brazil and Indonesia where huge areas of tropical forests are rapidly being cut and cleared Encouragingly in many other tropical areas forests are regrowing Studies in Central America show tree

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  • Aus | Newswire
    new formula to measure forest cover suggests that an increasing number of countries and regions are transitioning from deforestation to afforestation raising hopes for a turning point for the world as a whole More Tags Aus forests Jesse Ausubel Search for Categories Science News Awards and Honors Campus News Grants Gifts Topics Video Archive 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 more About Contact Follow rockefelleruniv Like The Rockefeller University RU Footer

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  • Atul Gawande | Newswire
    who practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women s Hospital has written several highly regarded books on public health including Complications a collection of stories about his experiences as a surgical resident More Tags Atul Gawande Lewis Thomas Prize Search for Categories Science News Awards and Honors Campus News Grants Gifts Topics Video Archive 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 more About Contact Follow rockefelleruniv Like The Rockefeller University

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  • Rockefeller University names Martin Rees 2009 Lewis Thomas Prize winner | Newswire
    award include Freeman Dyson Jared Diamond Oliver Sacks Edward O Wilson and Richard Dawkins Rees studied at the University of Cambridge In 1973 he became a fellow of King s College and Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy at Cambridge a post he held for 18 years before becoming a research professor He is currently professor of cosmology and astrophysics and master of Trinity College at Cambridge president of The Royal Society Astronomer Royal and a member of the United Kingdom s House of Lords From 1984 to 1988 Rees was Regents Fellow of the Smithsonian Institute He is a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society and an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Sciences the Pontifical Academy and a number of other foreign academies A trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton New Jersey Rees is the recipient of numerous awards including the Royal Swedish Academy s Crafoord Prize the Balzan Prize the Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science from The Franklin Institute the Gruber Cosmology Prize and the UNESCO Niels Bohr Medal In his book Just Six Numbers Martin takes us on a journey through the cosmos and introduces us to six exquisitely tuned numbers that enable the universe and life as we know it to exist says Paul Nurse the university s president Martin provides his readers with lucid and compelling descriptions of the origins and meanings of nature s fundamental constants It is a great pleasure to recognize him with the Lewis Thomas Prize Rees has made seminal contributions to our understanding of how the universe operates including the origin of cosmic microwave background radiation and the distribution of quasars work that challenged the Steady State

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  • Jared Diamond | Newswire
    Martin Rees has been named the recipient of Rockefeller University s Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science for 2009 More Tags Jared Diamond Just Six Numbers The Deep Forces That Shape The Universe Lewis Thomas Prize Martin Rees Oliver Sacks Richard Dawkins Search for Categories Science News Awards and Honors Campus News Grants Gifts Topics Video Archive 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 more About Contact Follow rockefelleruniv Like The

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  • Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape The Universe | Newswire
    winner Cosmologist and astrophysicist Martin Rees has been named the recipient of Rockefeller University s Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science for 2009 More Tags Jared Diamond Just Six Numbers The Deep Forces That Shape The Universe Lewis Thomas Prize Martin Rees Oliver Sacks Richard Dawkins Search for Categories Science News Awards and Honors Campus News Grants Gifts Topics Video Archive 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 more About Contact

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  • Oliver Sacks | Newswire
    Honors Oliver Sacks Awakenings Author Receives Rockefeller University s Lewis Thomas Prize Oliver Sacks author of the best selling book Awakenings which was the basis for a movie of the same name starring Robin Williams and Robert de Niro received The Rockefeller University s 2001 Lewis Thomas Prize on Monday March 18 in the university s Caspary Auditorium The prize Honoring the Scientist as Poet has been awarded annually since

    Original URL path: http://newswire.rockefeller.edu/tag/oliver-sacks/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Richard Dawkins | Newswire
    Shape The Universe Lewis Thomas Prize Martin Rees Oliver Sacks Richard Dawkins April 25 2007 Campus News Richard Dawkins accepts 2006 Lewis Thomas Prize Best known for promoting the gene centered view of evolution in his 1976 bestseller The Selfish Gene Dawkins is critically regarded for his ability to convey large universal theories by use of detailed examples taken from a lifetime of observation of the natural world More Tags

    Original URL path: http://newswire.rockefeller.edu/tag/richard-dawkins/ (2016-02-13)
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