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Palm oil production, peatland loss and CO2 emissions

This video shows how palm oil is threatening Southeast Asia's tropical peatlands. Due to drainage of the swamps, the peat oxidates and releases huge amounts ...

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Eric Trevino's curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:00 AM

After much research, we found that Wetlands International is a credible source and the CRAAP test requirements have been met for the most part. There was not a works cited for the video istelf, but much of the Wetlands International articles have been cited properly on their website. The idea of the video is to address the problems that peatlands bring when they inturupt the bogs natural biomes. The drainage of swamps in southeast Asia have recently been starting to cause erosion and environmental problems in the surrounding areas. 

Drainage, conversion to farmland and fertilisation of peat soils turns peatlands into wastelands within decades due to soil subsidence and fires. Agriculture, forestry and mining have so far destroyed about 25% of the peatlands on Earth. Large parts of the enormous peatlands of North America and Russia are still relatively intact. However, in many parts of Europe, Central and Southeast Asia, Argentina and Chile, peatlands have been destroyed.

Creigh Blodgett's comment, November 14, 2013 9:43 AM
Wetlands International is a credible source and the CRAAP test requirements have been met for the most part. There was not a works cited for the video istelf, but much of the Wetlands International articles have been cited properly on their website. The idea of the video is to address the problems that peatlands bring when they inturupt the bogs natural biomes. The drainage of swamps in southeast Asia have recently been starting to cause erosion and environmental problems in the surrounding areas.
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What are Bogs?

What are Bogs? | Bog Biome | Scoop.it
Informative source, provide general info over docs
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Rayven Hall's curator insight, November 6, 2013 2:28 PM
C: This is current due to the fact that it was revised this year. R: This articles is relevant because it gives us the information we need to know about this topic.
Suyash Adhikari's curator insight, November 8, 2013 2:36 PM
This is current due to the fact that it was revised this year. This articles is relevant because it gives us the information we need to know about this topic. The purpose of this article is to provide us with information over bogs.
Creigh Blodgett's comment, November 14, 2013 9:39 AM
This is current due to the fact that it was revised this year. This articles is relevant because it gives us the information we need to know about this topic. The purpose of this article is to provide us with information over bogs.
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Bogs | Wetlands | US EPA

Bogs | Wetlands | US EPA | Bog Biome | Scoop.it

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Mason Slack's curator insight, November 7, 2013 10:00 PM
US EPA is credible source with authority over the topic of nature. Within this source they provide readers with relative information about the current state and general information of bogs and wetlands.
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The Bog People Were Waiting

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A good six thousand or so years ago, Northern Europe was covered in swamp-like, stagnant pools of dead plant. These bogs happened to be great places to get rid


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Mason Slack's curator insight, November 6, 2013 4:37 PM
This journal entry delves deep into the history of the bog biome. *Warning* this journal entry is quite gruesome in some areas but ultimately gives a great picture of the state of bog like swamps in that portion of history.
Creigh Blodgett's comment, November 14, 2013 9:40 AM
The article came out October 31, 2013 which was about a week ago so it is very current. It is about how human bodies were found in a bog in Northern Europe, which is the purpose of the article, and it is relevant and accurate as well because the it discusses the anaerobic environment ofmbogs which sucks the organic material thus preventing decomposition.
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Exploring a Bog

http://www.outdoors.org/publications/outdoors/2010/features/beauty-and-the-bog.cfm ; Video, plant life, animal life, location, water quality


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Suyash Adhikari's curator insight, November 8, 2013 2:32 PM

The video helps us understand what type of plant and animal life lives in the water. Also it is helps us learn what enviorment the bog is located. This is relevant.

Creigh Blodgett's comment, November 14, 2013 9:40 AM
The video helps us understand what type of plant and animal life lives in the water. Also it is helps us learn what enviorment the bog is located. This is relevant and current
Riley's curator insight, December 9, 2014 10:55 PM

This is a great video to use when learning about bog wetlands not only because you are able to see everything first hand, but also because the speakers descriptions were easy to undersrand-with great visuals as an aid. Nothing is being explained too quickly either, giving you time to connect the stimulation with the explanation. This video was made in 2012 and  therefore it is very recent.This source is relevant because it focuses on conserving and maintaining bogs. The author/creator of this video work for a major organization.The information comes from live footage at actual bogs and the people speaking are either directors of these conservation projects or spokespeople of that organization. The only bias this source may have is that of an eco friendly bias. 

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BBC Nature - Bog videos, news and facts

BBC Nature - Bog videos, news and facts | Bog Biome | Scoop.it

Bogs, though similar to swamps or marshes, are a distinctive kind of wetland where peat forms from dead plant matter.


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Mason Slack's curator insight, November 6, 2013 4:16 PM
BBC nature gives valid information about our biome. The article is current because it was updated in 2013. The article is relevant because it's an entire page going over the details of our specific biome. The bbc nature company has great authority over this topic of biomes and what they include.
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Bog Case Study


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Mason Slack's curator insight, November 7, 2013 4:12 PM
This case study passes multiple aspects of the CRAAP test. For one, the information is extremely current, having been updated in May of 2013. Secondly, we know that it is given by a reliable source as it is published by the Manometer Center for Conservative Sciences. Lastly, it is relative as it is published about a specific bog within the Massachusetts area.