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  • Large Areas Of Rain Forests
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    The Destruction of the Earth's Rain Forests "In the time you can read this sentence, eight acres of tropical rain forest will have been bulldozed and burned out of existence" (Bloyd 49). However, this destruction has been neglected and overlooked for years. Many people do not understand the long-term consequences of losing the earth's rain forests. The rain forests have provided people with many natural resources and medicines. The benefits that rain forests provide to people will be destroyed i...
  • Clear Rain Forest Land
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    "In every sense, a standing rain forest supplies more economic wealth than if it were cleared... yet deforestation continues at an alarming rate". (Tropical Rain Forest Coalition, 1996). Rain Forests have played a significant role in shaping modern biology. The destruction of the rain forests will determine the fate of all species humans plants and animals. Many people do not understand the long- term consequences of losing the earth's rain forests. They have provided all living beings with many...
  • Destruction Of The Rain Forests
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    Rain forests are a critical part of everyday life. Even if you don't live near a rain forest, you still can feel the effects of the rain forest. Take a deep breath. The air you are breathing comes from the rain forests, as they are known as the 'lungs of the world. ' Rain forest destruction is a hotly debated topic all over the world. The farmers want the land for more crops; the ecologists want to save the rain forests because of endangered species. It is said that more wood is burned just to m...
  • Destruction Of The Rain Forests
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    The destruction of the rainforests is happening at a great rate and must be stopped now. A delegate from U.S. Congress, Al Gore, says 1/ "The devastation of the rainforest is just unbelievable. It's one of the great tragedies of all history". Last year the smoke in Porto Velo, the capital of the Brazilian state of Rondo nia, was so thick the airport had to be shut down. 2/ "An estimated 12,350 square miles of Brazilian rain f forest an area larger than Belgium, was reduced to ashes". The land af...
  • Rapid Deforestation Of Tropical Rain Forests
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    Two Causes of the Destruction of the Rain Forest The tropical rain forests of the world are being destroyed. If we don't restrain or take action towards the destruction, there is no telling what will happen to the world. Most scientists have predicted at that the rate we are going there will be no rain forests left by the year 2050. The two causes of the destruction of the rain forests are due to human impact. Deforestation and human exploitation of the rainforest are the two major things that d...
  • Geographic Features Effect
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    Geographic Features of A Region Has Important Effects on Development The geographic features of a nation or region have an important effect on the development of that nation or region. This effect is apparent in many in cases such geographic features as Japan being a group of islands or archipelago and the rain forest in Latin America. This essay will describe the effects of these features on there nation. Japan is a group of islands called an archipelago. This influences the development of Japa...
  • Our Earth's Rain Forests
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    Long ago, the Earth had a green belt of rain forests around its middle that covered almost twelve percent of the earth's land surface. Today, the rain forest covers two percent of the earth's land surface and it is declining rapidly. The following will be a description of the rain forest, factors in its destruction, and if there are any answers to slow or halt the process. 'Today, as we enter the last decade of the twentieth century, we have reached a turning point; we can no longer use the excu...
  • Trees In The Rain Forest
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    ... t on the Rain Forest With all the technological advancements, the rain forest has been greatly effected. Not only have the trees been cut down but also there have positive aspects to the technology concerning this precious resource. Peter White, a chief writer for National Geographic magazine once said, ' The tropical rain forest may well be nature's chief liberty of experience from which all of humanity can learn, not only how to do things but also what a vast variety of things may be possi...
  • Lakes Through The Poison Acid Rain Leaves
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    The Effects of Acid Rain on Lakes and Trees Acid rain has long been argued by society's most formidable minds. It indirectly destroys ecosystems that surround forests and lakes (Taylor, 26). People need to make decisions dealing with the destruction of nature and the role acid rain plays in it. Acid rain destroys millions of forests and lakes (Taylor, 26). Studies show that acid rain is one of the largest contributing factors in the death of forests and lakes. Acid rain indirectly kills millions...
  • Rain Forest Destruction
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    Conservation of the Amazon Rain Forests The rainforest's are essential for life on earth, and destroying them could result in an ecological imbalance and the loss of many valuable resources; therefore measures must be established to protect the world's rainforest's. The rainforest's are a major factor in the stability of the environment, especially in the greenhouse effect and the help to fight pollution. The Amazon Rain forest is the largest tropical rain forest of the world. It covers about 2 ...
  • Effects Of Acid Rain
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    There is a considerable problem today in our world, and its effects are astronomical. This problem is acid rain. Acid rain is any precipitation; rain, snow, or fog that contains acids such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. These chemicals are byproducts of industrial processes and or burning of fossil fuels. The United States pumped a disgusting 16.8 tons of SO 2 into the atmosphere in 1995 (Alm 349.) Nitrogen oxide emissions come mainly from the combustion engines, that operate our vehicle...
  • Trees In The Rain Forest
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    With all the technological advancements, the rain forest has been greatly affected. Not only have the trees been cut down but also there positive aspects to the technology concerning this precious resource. Peter White is a head writer for National Geographic magazine and he said", The tropical rain forest may well be nature's chief liberty of experience from which all of humanity can learn, not only how to do things but also what a vast variety of things may be possible". We can all learn from ...
  • Rain Forests And The Species
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    Deforestation Every minute fifty acres of rain forest are destroyed and some twenty five species become extinct, many befor we are even able to study them. Rare plants and flowers that could provide possible cures for Cancer, Aids and other deadly diseases are lost forever. Thousands of animals and birds are being killed to make way for vast cattle ranches, buildings and supper highways that are destructive to the environment. Millions of acres of forest are being cut down with catastrophic resu...
  • General Layers To The Rain Forest
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    In 1980, the estimated amount of rain forests in the world was 40,000 square miles. This number decreases each year by roughly 1,000 square miles due to construction and the resources being used for profit. It is too bad, because the rain forest is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is the most diverse, containing the most species of living things, much more than anywhere else, and most have yet to be identified. All rain forests are located on earth's "green belt", that is, the area ...
  • Author Of Living In The Rain Forest
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    "This land is where we know where to find all that it provides for us-food from hunting and fishing, and farms, building and tool materials, medicines. This land keeps us together within its mountains; we come to understand that we are not just a few people or separate villages, but one people belonging to a homeland" (Colins 32). The "homeland" is the Upper Mazar uni District of Guyana, a region in the Amazon rain forest where the Akawaio Indians make their home (32). The vast rain forest, ofte...
  • Plants And Animals Reside In Rain Forests
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    The rain forest trips took root in March 1991 when Zeeland Christian teacher Carla Za strow and Zeeland Middle School teachers Jim Cronk and Jan Props t attended a rain forest workshop. From the information they learned, they developed a curriculum to be used in the both public and Christian schools. A group of 39 middle school students, 26 from Zeeland public and 13 from Zeeland Christian, went on that first trip to the Explorama Lodge near Iquitos, Peru, in the Amazon River Basin in 1992. Now ...
  • Rain Forests
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    When the world was first created, rain forests covered 14% of the world's total land area. A century ago, the percentage of rain forests that covered the land totaled 12%. Now, a century later, in the year 2003, only 6% of the world is covered in rain forests. Why is it that the rain forests are being destroyed at such a rapid pace? The loss of rain forests would be very devastating to the human race. The rain forests are home to more than half of the world's total species of plants, animals, an...
  • Plants In The Rain Forest
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    Did you know that Tropical Rain Forest's occupy six to seven percent of the earth's surface? In only one specific Rain Forest consists of over 250 different species of trees, but in any average day forest may consist of ten to fifteen different types of species of trees. A Rain Forest by definition is a woodland characterized by lush vegetation and relatively high temperature and rainfall throughout the year. To qualify as a rain Forest, the area must have the tree tops touching each other, crea...
  • Lives In The Rain Forest
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    The kinkajou is a small honey-gold or brown animal that lives in the rain forest. In Mexico, it is called "Mico de Noche" because of the color of its fur. A few of the rain forests it lives in are in Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, and much of Panama. The Kinkajou lives on the lower canopy an its stays in a tree almost all its life and very seldom, if ever, comes down. The kinkajou is sometimes called a Honey bear. Its fur is very soft and fluffy. It has a prehensile tail and is rela...
  • Destruction Of The Rain Forests
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    THE DESTRUCTION OF MAN KIND "We know there will be problems in environmental terms, many serious problems, but it is a matter of economics. There won't be any complete disaster, and what we cannot solve, well, that's the price we have to pay. ' – Eduardo Albuquerque Barbosa There is a constant war that is being fought in the rainforests of South America. The death toll is one that far surpasses any other war in history. Vietnam and World War II had minimal loss of life compared to this nev...

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