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5. News Article From "The Globe and Mail": Why Protecting Canada's Boreal Forest is Crucial to Global Ecology

5. News Article From "The Globe and Mail": Why Protecting Canada's Boreal Forest is Crucial to Global Ecology | Boreal (Taiga Forest) | 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...”


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C -  Article published Monday, Jul. 22 2013, 6:00 AM and last updated Friday, Jul. 26 2013, 11:47 PM 

R - A lot of scientific reserach is present to back up their argument. 
A - Gloria Galloway is the author of this post. Gloria Galloway has been a journalist for almost 30 years. She worked at the Windsor Star, the Hamilton Spectator, the National Post, the Canadian Press and a number of small newspapers before being hired by The Globe and Mail as deputy national editor in 2001. Gloria returned to reporting two years later and joined the Ottawa bureau in 2004. She has covered every federal election since 1997 and has done several stints in Afghanistan.
A - Information comes from the Boreal Conservation Science Panel.
P - The purpose of this article is to inform the world that Canada's scientists have recently called for protection for Canada's Boreal forests. 

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3. Journal Article - New Study: As Climate Changes, Boreal Forests to Shift North and Relinquish More Carbon Than Expected

3. Journal Article - New Study: As Climate Changes, Boreal Forests to Shift North and Relinquish More Carbon Than Expected | Boreal (Taiga Forest) | Scoop.it
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C - Very recent. This article was published on May 5, 2013.
R - There is SO MUCH information on this new research. Of course, relevant to the biome and very much detailed. The intended readership level is any educated person.
A - The author is Dan Krotz, a University of California at Berkeley lab scientist. 
A - This research was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
P - There is no bias at all, just informational. 
 

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1. Informational Website (Encyclopedic Entry) on TAIGA FOREST

1. Informational Website (Encyclopedic Entry) on TAIGA FOREST | Boreal (Taiga Forest) | Scoop.it

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C - Information up-to-date.
R - The author gives a studied introduction of a Taiga Forest, then goes on to explain the plants and fungi, animals, and threats. There is a lot of information on the page that is very detailed intended for the average person to understand. 
A - The information is very scholarly, coming from National Geographic. They are known for their academic articles.
A - They don't have a bibliography because they came up with the information on their own.
P - A bias is not present, they are just presenting information, not an opinion. 
 

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4. Case Study From Sweden

4. Case Study From Sweden | Boreal (Taiga Forest) | Scoop.it

Responsibly Managing European Boreal Forests 

 

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C - Information posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2013 at 8:37 PM

R - A limited amount of information.
A - Writen by Caroline Jacobbson, a researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. 
A - SLU leads research on the national FSC forest standards and uses Sweden as a case study since FSC certification has a strong position in the country, with almost 11 million hectares of forest land certified. ACE, BirdLife Europe and the FSC financed and contributed to this research with their experience and by bringing together a diversified range of European forest stakeholders, ranging from NGOs to industry.
P - The purpose of this research is to highlight that boreal forests are important for the economy and the quality of life in an ecologically challenging environment, and the responsible management of these forests has benefits for birds and people.
 

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2. Discovery Channel Video: Biomes Taiga

2. Discovery Channel Video: Biomes Taiga | Boreal (Taiga Forest) | 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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C - The information is up-to-date.
R - This is a brief and succint 2 minute video, proving information about the geography of Taiga Forests, as well as animals, vegetation, and climate.
A - The authors are writers for Discovery Chanel, a very renowned source with highly scholar credentials.
A - There is no way of varifying the information claims in other sources because they Discovery Channel did their own research.
P - The information contains no bias.
 

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