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Destruction Rate Of The Amazon Rainforest
1,914 wordsDuring the past several decades, changes in the global climatic pattern have become evident and have attracted much attention from both the lay public and the professional environmental organizations. Deforestation is one of the main reasons for these observed changes. One of the reason that is causing the disappearing of the Amazon rainforest is commercial logging, which is the single largest problem. Other problems that also contribute to the disappearing of the Amazon forests include: road co...
Rainforest Action Network
1,611 wordsRainforest Destruction: The Amazon "We as humans have the capability of either preserving of destroying the rainforest. But whatever we decide, good or bad, will affect us all" (Author unknown). In the above quote, the saying is very true and hopefully a strong connection between this report and the quote will be noticed. This report talks about rainforest destruction towards the largest rainforest on earth, the Amazon. The destruction of this vast biome should be something that the public shoul...
Climate Around The Amazon River
1,760 wordsThe Amazon River is the second longest river in world. The headwaters begin high in the soaring Andes Mountains and stretches 6,400 km across the South American continent to the Atlantic Ocean. It discharges between 34 to 121 million liters of water per second, and depositing an average of 3 million tons of sediments near its mouth. The outpouring of water and residue is so vast that the salt content and the color of the Atlantic Ocean are altered for a distance of about 320 km from the mouth of...
Destruction Of Our Earth's Rainforest
586 wordsAccording to the article satellite images reflect that the Amazon rainforest is diminishing at an enormous rate. About 10,000 square miles of this beautiful forest is being lost to pastures for grazing, soybean plantations, and illegal logging. Since the year before there has been a forty percent increase in the deforestation of the Amazon forest. The Amazon is the world's largest tropical rainforest. They expect this horrible trend to only become worse. Some conclude that if the forest is not p...
Deforestation In The Amazon Rainforest
2,416 wordsTo: Michael Meacher Copies: The Deputy Prime Minister Director of EPS All Heads of Division RIO CONFERENCE ON DEFORESTATION IN THE AMAZON RAINFOREST Dear Mr. Meacher, I have prepared the following report for you to read before you attend the Rio Conference on Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. I feel that the key issues for you to consider are global extent of deforestation and the condition of the Amazon rainforest e.g. effects of deforestation. I cannot express how urgent my recommendatio...
42 Million Acres Of Tropical Forest
317 wordso At least 42 million acres of tropical forest are lost each year, an area the size of Washington State. This equals about 100 acres a minute. o An estimated 50,000 species of plants and animals, mostly plants and invertebrates and mostly in the tropics, are condemned to extinction every year, an average of about 140 a day. The forests of today are comprised of 50% boreal (mainly northern conifers), 44% tropical and 3% temperate areas. Most of the original temperate forests have been cleared so ...
Waterways Of The Amazon And The Lands
3,420 wordsThe battle for the Amazon rainforest is a daunting task. Its a long going battle between miners, loggers, and developers against the indigenous people who call it home. Its a battle like any battle in a war; it affects lives, families, the economy, politics, and the environment amongst other things. The main topic of this debate is the effects of the Amazon deforestation on the people who live in it, this will be the focus of this research paper. In this paper, I will discuss the history, causes...
Disappearing Of The Amazon Rainforest
636 wordsDuring the past several decades, changes in the global climatic pattern has become evident and has attracted much attention from both the general public and the professional environmental organizations. Deforestation is one of the main reasons for these known changes. One of the reasons that cause the disappearing of the Amazon rainforest is industrial logging, which is the single largest problem. Other problems that also contribute to the disappearing of the Amazon forests include road construc...
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