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"SOS Amazon": every second we lose 1.5 acres of rainforests once covering 14% of earth land surface, now a mere 6% | WcP Blog

"SOS Amazon": every second we lose 1.5 acres of rainforests once covering 14% of earth land surface, now a mere 6% | WcP Blog | Amazon Rainforest | Scoop.it
SOS: save the Amazon (quote) The Disappearing Rainforests We are losing Earth's greatest biological treasures just as we are beginning to appreciate their true value.
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Amazon Rainforest History

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Amazon Rainforest history
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This website has a lot of great information about the history of the Amazon Rainforest. It explains when it was created, and the different cultures that lived there long ago. This website also has other links along the left hand side with more information such as: economic importance, destruction, and recommended sites. I would use this in the beginning of my research paper when talking about the history of the rainforest.

 

Permalink: http://www.amazon-rainforest.org/amazon-history.html

 

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"Amazon Rainforest History." Amazon Rainforest History. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 June 2013.
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Amazon Rainforest - Geography Reference Library - redOrbit

Amazon Rainforest - Geography Reference Library - redOrbit | Amazon Rainforest | Scoop.it
The Amazon Rainforest (known as Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia in...
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This article discusses the general geography of the Amazon Rainforest. It describes how it most likely was formed, as well as where it is located and how many miles it covers. It also talks about the rainforest vegetaion over the last 21,000 years, and the efects of glacial melting. I would use this website when discussing the geography of the Amazon Rainforest.

 

Permalink: http://www.redorbit.com/education/reference_library/earth/geography/2582798/amazon_rainforest/

 

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"Amazon Rainforest." - Geography Reference Library. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 June 2013. 
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Why The Amazon Rainforest Is So Rich In Species

Why The Amazon Rainforest Is So Rich In Species | Amazon Rainforest | Scoop.it
Tropical areas of south and central America such as the Amazon rainforest are home to some 7,500 species of butterfly compared with only around 65 species in Britain.
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The Amazon Rainforest is very rich in wildlife. This article explains why there are around 7500 species of butterflies, and what role biology played in evolution. I would be able to use this when discussing the biology of the rainforest.

 

Permalink: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/12/051205163236.htm

 

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Butler, Rhett A. "Why The Amazon Rainforest Is So Rich In Species." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 05 Dec. 2005. Web. 30 June 2013.
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Amazon fire risk on the rise, says NASA

Amazon fire risk on the rise, says NASA | Amazon Rainforest | Scoop.it
The Amazon rainforest is facing a higher risk of fires this dry season, warns a fire prediction system developed by researchers using NASA and NOAA data..
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This article discusses how the Amazon Rainforst is at a greater risk for fires this summer. It explains why (because of the terperatures in the tropical Atlantic) and it also shows a model of the regions that are more likely to have fires. I could use this as a subtopic when I write about the geology of the rainforest. 

 

permalink: http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0608-amazon-fire-risk-tool.html

 

MLA Citation: 

Morton, D. C. "Amazon Fire Risk on the Rise, Says NASA." Mongabay.com. N.p., 9 June 2013. Web. 30 June 2013.
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Changes in cloudiness over the Amazon rainforests during the last two decades: diagnostic and potential causes

Change in Cloudiness over the Amazon

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This artcile shows why there is an decrease in cloudiness over the Amazon Rainforest. It explains why there is an increase of surface shortwave radiation as well. It talks about the rainforest's growth during the recent decades. It also discusses the link to the expansion of the western Pacific warm pool during the winter months. 

 

permalink: http://ezproxy.madisoncollege.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=65101862&site=ehost-live

 

pdf full text: http://ezproxy.madisoncollege.edu:2067/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=a046e4da-3522-485d-8733-97268e5d7457%40sessionmgr112&vid=6&hid=119

 

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Liming Zhou, et al. "Changes In Cloudiness Over The Amazon Rainforests During The Last Two Decades: Diagnostic And Potential Causes." Climate Dynamics 37.5/6 (2011): 1151-1164. Academic Search Complete. Web. 20 June 2013.

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Top 10 facts about the Amazon Rainforest

Top 10 facts about the Amazon Rainforest | Amazon Rainforest | Scoop.it
The Amazon is synonymous with Central and South America – it’s the largest of the rainforests, supporting a huge number of plants and an
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This article has general information about the Amazon Rainforest. It has many cool facts, and it also talks a lot about deforestation. An interesting fact is that, "The forest floor is almost completely dark – with less that 1% of the available sunlight making it through the tree canopy above." I will be able to use this information throughout my entire paper.

 

Permalink: http://www.onthegotours.com/blog/2012/11/top-10-facts-about-the-amazon-rainforest/

 

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"Top 10 Facts about the Amazon Rainforest." The Inside Track Travel Blog from On The Go Tours. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 June 2013.
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Rainforests may be more resilient to global warming - in isolation - than previously forecast

Rainforests may be more resilient to global warming - in isolation - than previously forecast | Amazon Rainforest | Scoop.it
Tropical forests may be less sensitive to global warming than previously thought, argues a new study published in Nature Geoscience..
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This article will be used when I discuss global warming in the rainforest. The article discribes why tropical forests, like the Amazon, may be less sensitive to global warming. It explains why scientists think this: because of faster plant growth. Their research is based on computer simulations that use 22 models for tropical forests like the Amazon.

 

Permalink: http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0310-nature-rainforest-resilience.html

 

MLA Citation: 

Butler, Rhett A. "Rainforests May Be More Resilient to Global Warming - in Isolation - than Previously Forecast." Mongabay.com. N.p., 11 Mar. 2011. Web. 30 June 2013. 
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The Ecological Importance of the Amazon

The Ecological Importance of the Amazon | Amazon Rainforest | Scoop.it
The Amazon Basin is the largest reservoir of fresh water on the planet and about one fifth of all running water on the planet flows through the Amazon.
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This web article discusses the ecological importance of the Amazon Rainforest. It also has a lot of the numerical facts about the rainforest, and the diversity of the different life forms that live there. It talks about the recycling of the rainfall as well. I could use this article when I talk about the ecology of the Amazon Rainforest. 

 

Permalink: http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/news-and-blogs/news/the-ecological-importance-of-t/

 

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"The Ecological Importance of the Amazon." Greenpeace. N.p., 1 Jan. 2001. Web. 30 June 2013.
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Amazon's flood/drought cycle becoming more extreme, less predictable

Amazon's flood/drought cycle becoming more extreme, less predictable | Amazon Rainforest | Scoop.it
The Amazon River's hydrological cycle has become more extreme over the past two decades with increasing seasonal precipitation across much of the basin despite drier conditions in the southern parts of Earth's largest rainforest, finds a new study...
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This article is about the Amazon River's hydrological cycle. I like this article because we learned about the hydrological cycle last week in class. It explains why the cycle has been more extreme over the past 20 years. It also discusses that the reason for the extreme percipitation might be because of the temperatures in the Atlantic. I can use this article when I discuss the Amazon's climate and precipitation.

 

Permalink: http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0514-amazon-discharge.html

 

MLA Citation: 

Gloor, Emanuel. "Amazon's Flood/drought Cycle Becoming More Extreme, Less Predictable."Mongabay.com. N.p., 14 May 2013. Web. 30 June 2013.
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Amazon Rainforest Animals

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This is a short article that discusses the animals that live in the Amazon Rainforest. It features pictures of the animals, along with how they stay away from predators. I could use this when talking about what lives in the forest.

 

permalink: http://ezproxy.madisoncollege.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=59627853&site=ehost-live

 

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"Amazon Rainforest." Click 14.4 (2011): 35. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 20 June 2013.

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