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Boreal birds of North America: a hemispheric view of their conservation links and significance

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This source is current from being published in 2012. It is accurate because it is about the wildlife in The North American boreal forest. Also, this has relevance due to its description of the taiga and its wildlife.

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Primary Productivity of the Boreal Forest and other biomes

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This chart on this website about Net Productivity of Boreal Forests and other biomes is pretty current from being upated in 2003. It is relevant for describing the Net Primary Productivity and size of the Boreal forest as well as the other biomes. This source has authority because it was created by a professor from Okanagan College, British Collumbia.

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Ariana D.'s curator insight, November 13, 11:25 PM
This is a resource that talks about the Primary Productivity of the Boreal Forest and along with the Net primary productivity over the Boreal Forest.
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Importance and relationship of boreal forests to climate

Importance and relationship of boreal forests to climate | Boreal Forests | Scoop.it
This is Section 14.2 of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment.

Lead Author: Glenn P. Juday; Contributing Authors: Valerie Barber, Paul Duffy, Hans Li
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This current and accurate article which was last updated on Oct. 16 2012, is about the  boreal forest and its importance on climate change. This source has authority because it is written by the International Arctic Science Committee. The sources point is the boreal forest and its impact on climate change.

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Why Is the Boreal Forest Breathing CO2 More Deeply?: Scientific American

Why Is the Boreal Forest Breathing CO2 More Deeply?: Scientific American | Boreal Forests | Scoop.it
The flow of CO2 into and out of the vast northern forests has been increasing in recent years, thanks to climate change
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This news article about the boreal forest is relevant because it is about the issues that this biome is facing. It is also current from being published on August 8, 2013 by David Biello.

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The Boreal Forest Biome

The Boreal Forest Biome | Boreal Forests | Scoop.it
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This website is current having last updated on Octer 14 2013. The source accurately describes  the geographical characteristics, climate, wildlife and other general information about the boreal forest. It is relavent due to the depth of the information of the biome and wildlife within.

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Ariana D.'s curator insight, November 13, 11:20 PM
We used this as a resource because it gives a basic background of the Boreal forest, as well as the climate and many different organisms found in the Boreal Forest.
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Assignment Discovery Shorts III: Biomes Taiga : Video : Discovery Channel

Assignment Discovery Shorts III: Biomes Taiga : Video : Discovery Channel | Boreal Forests | Scoop.it
A taiga biomes is a forest area that wrap around the globe, some mammals in the area hibernate during the winter.
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This video is accurate because it is a short summary of the location and wildlife within the boreal forest. It is relevant due to the information they give us tolearn about this biome. It also has authority because it is made by discovery channel.

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Taiga - Wiki Article

Taiga, also known as boreal forest, is a biome characterized by coniferous forests consisting mostly of pines, spruces and larches. The taiga is the world's ...
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This video is current from being uploaded on May 22, 2013. The source is accurate because it informs us about the general information about this biome which includes the climate and geographical characteristics. It is relevant because this source is made for educational purposes.

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The Troubled Taiga | Cultural Survival

The Troubled Taiga | Cultural Survival | Boreal Forests | Scoop.it
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The source is somewhat current, being from 2003. The source is relevant due to its in depth description of the taiga and the wildlife within. The source is accurate in its description of the harsh and unforgiving environment that taigas are. The source has authority because it is from a dedicated group. The sources point is the harsh and threatened life within the taiga ecosystem.

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