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JSTOR: Ambio, Vol. 27, No. 7 (Nov., 1998), pp. 545-550

JSTOR: Ambio, Vol. 27, No. 7 (Nov., 1998), pp. 545-550 | Boreal Forests | Scoop.it

Via Antriksh Agarwal
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This is an informational article, and it explains the different cycles the boreal forests in Canada go through. C- this article was published on November of 1998, therefore is quite outdated and does not have updated and the most recent information. R- this article provides us with a lot of information about the history of the forest, therefore it is fairly relevant to our study of the boreal forest biome. A- this article is accurate because it comes from an encyclopedia and gives us various historical facts about the biome. A- the authors of this article are the editors of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, therefore this article was written by authoritative individuals. P- the purpose of this article was or inform the reader about the history of he boreal forest of Canada.

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Antriksh Agarwal's curator insight, November 8, 2013 10:57 AM
This is an informational article, and it explains the different cycles the boreal forests in Canada go through. C- this article was published on November of 1998, therefore is quite outdated and does not have updated and the most recent information. R- this article provides us with a lot of information about the history of the forest, therefore it is fairly relevant to our study of the boreal forest biome. A- this article is accurate because it comes from an encyclopedia and gives us various historical facts about the biome. A- the authors of this article are the editors of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, therefore this article was written by authoritative individuals. P- the purpose of this article was or inform the reader about the history of he boreal forest of Canada.
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The Boreal Forest: 3. Adaptation

"Adaptation", the third part in our series featuring the eco-systems and impact of climate on the forest, reveals the relationship between aspen and conifero...
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This video talks about the adaptations of the plants and animals in boreal forests, such as coniferous tree's downward slopping branches that minimize winter damage. C- this video was produced May 8, 2013 so it is considered current R- the video describes the ecosystem and has relevant information about the relationships between organisms. A- the producer of the video is unclear but it's content makes up for doubt in it's source A- the information is similar to other information we have gathered leading us to believe that it is accurate P - the purpose of the video is to share information about the boreal forests, which makes it helpful to our topic
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Scientists call for protection of Canada's boreal forest

Scientists call for protection of Canada's boreal forest | Boreal Forests | Scoop.it
“ An international group of 23 biology and conservation scientists is calling on the provincial governments and Ottawa to forever prevent the development of at least 50 per cent of the boreal forest that spans the Canadian north (RT @paloring: Only...”
Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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The article contains a good amount of relevant information that helps in the understanding of what type of ecosystem exists here and the threats it has environmentally, such as deforestation. It discusses the areas in which it exists as well has information as to what species inhabit the area. C- the article was released July 22 of this year so it is a current article R- the article has solid information and is relevant to our topic A- the article is News Based, leading us to infer that it is credible and the quoted sources have ample authority A- the information of this article is accurate and matches up with the basic research that we have conducted P- the purpose of the article is to share information about a little known biome and promote its care. This makes it useful to us.
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Scientists urge 50 percent protection of boreal forest: 'Amazon of the north'

Scientists urge 50 percent protection of boreal forest: 'Amazon of the north' | Boreal Forests | Scoop.it

"Although 80 per cent of the boreal is intact, only 10 per cent of the 1.2 billion acres is protected."


Via SustainOurEarth, Antriksh Agarwal
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Scientists want to protect more parts of the boreal forest in Canada because of it is extremely helpful to the environment. They want to regulate industries from extracting resources and help keep the forest healthy. C- This article was published on July 23, 2013 and is current. R - this article relates to our topic because talks about how scientists want to protect the biome and how will they protect it. A- the author is an assistant editor at MINING.com, and before arriving at InfoMine, Anthony worked as a policy analyst at the Trade and Agriculture Directorate of the OECD. He holds an MA in international affairs from Johns Hopkins University SAIS. A- the article comes from a credible source because it comes form a website that informs it's reader about the current events. P-the purpose of this article was to inform the renderers about the current plans scientists have for the boreal forest.

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Antriksh Agarwal's curator insight, November 7, 2013 10:59 AM
Scientists want to protect more parts of the boreal forest in Canada because of it is extremely helpful to the environment. They want to regulate industries from extracting resources and help keep the forest healthy. C- This article was published on July 23, 2013 and is current. R - this article relates to our topic because talks about how scientists want to protect the biome and how will they protect it. A- the author is an assistant editor at MINING.com, and before arriving at InfoMine, Anthony worked as a policy analyst at the Trade and Agriculture Directorate of the OECD. He holds an MA in international affairs from Johns Hopkins University SAIS. A- the article comes from a credible source because it comes form a website that informs it's reader about the current events. P-the purpose of this article was to inform the renderers about the current plans scientists have for the boreal forest.
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Canada’s boreal forests are the ‘Amazon of the north’: report

Canada’s boreal forests are the ‘Amazon of the north’: report | Boreal Forests | Scoop.it
“ As resource companies look to northern forests in search of untapped minerals and energy, scientists and conservancy groups say too little heed is being paid to the environmental wealth created by Canada’s boreal regions...”
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This article describes the impact that the boreal forests of Canada have of the population that live there. It also discusses need for preservation and greater appreciation for their importance in world environmental health. C- Published May 22, of this year, making it relevant R- this article describes the importance of this biome in the world ecosystem, giving relevant information A- also a news article with reputable sources A - information is accurate and similar to other sources P - the purpose is to raise awareness about these forests and the share information about them
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