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China desert expansion issue

Shows the issue of expansion that humans face and also outlines various limiting factors. Even explains importance of the desert to people in China.
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Currency - This video was created sometime in 2013 so very recent. Relevancy - This video displays how the deserts are rapidly spreading throughout China towards Beijing. Authority - This video was recorded by people working for National Geographic which is a credible website for finding information about the environment. Accuracy - This video contains first hand experience on people that have been studying this issue in China. Purpose - This video was displayed to help people understand that this issue is growing and needs to be treated.
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Soil and nutrition

Contains information about soil and nutrition distribution in hot deserts.
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Currency - published in 1996 so not very recent but it is ok because all of the other criteria is met. Relevancy - contains detailed analysis about soil, nutrients, and their characteristics, which are very relevant to the assignment. Authority - Written by William H. Schlesinger, Jane A. Raikes, Anne E. Hartley and Anne F. Cross who are part of the Department of Geology and Botany at Duke University. Accuracy - Data and information on the website is verified by Duke professors and was published. Also, journal article is on JSTOR, a very credible database. Purpose - To examine the soil and nutrition distribution in Chihuahuan Desert in New Mexico.
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Hot Desert biome

Hot Desert biome | Hot Desert | Scoop.it

Provides information about climate, plant and animal characteristics, and even brief information about net productivity.


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Currency- It was last edited on Sep 20, 2011 so pretty recent since it is only 2 years old. Relevancy- Contains various pieces of information relevant to the topics such as animal and plant life, soil and nutrition, and climate. Authority- Information is on brittanica, which is a very credible encyclopedia source. Accuracy- The information has been edited by 5 people and has been updated over the timespan of 3 years. Purpose- To display basic information about the desert biome to the general public for research purposes.

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China human development in desert

China human development in desert | Hot Desert | Scoop.it
Provides information about the issues humans face in the desert and various solutions humans can take to resolve these issues. Also explains importance of deserts to humans.
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Currency - June 30, 2011 so it is very recent. Relevancy - This is a case study about the desertification of the deserts near the highways in China. It provides the formulas used to measure the amount of land they are losing each year. Authority - This case study was report by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Accuracy - This case study most likely contains accuracy because it was confirmed by many government funded institutions. Purpose - The purpose of this case study is to show how fast China is losing their land because of their significant loss of water.
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The desert biome

The desert biome | Hot Desert | Scoop.it

This source explains almost all of hte criteria. Contains information ranging from plant and animal life to climate and soil/water information. Additionally, it has extra information that compares the different types of deserts with hot deserts.

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Currency - published in 2004 so it is fairly recent. Relevancy - covers most of the topics such as climate, biotic factors, and Characteristics of both biotic and abiotic factors. Authority - Compiled by University of California Paleontology. Accuracy - Data and information on the website is verified by Berkeley paleontologists. Purpose - To provide accurate information to the public for research purposes.

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Characteristics of 7 different types of hot deserts

Characteristics of 7 different types of hot deserts | Hot Desert | Scoop.it
Included for its specific description of various climates in hot deserts. Also tells us about the various locations of these types of deserts and climates.
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Currency - November 5, 2013 so written only a few days ago. Very recent. Relevancy - This shows the climates and characteristics of seven different deserts and why they are changing. Authority - This is from the mother nature network which contains authors with degrees that qualify them for writing these news articles. Accuracy - This contains references from credible websites where the author researched credible information. Purpose - This website showed viewers the different characteristics of seven different deserts and compares them using different paragraphs.
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