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PLOS ONE: Rapid Decline of a Grassland System and Its Ecological and Conservation Implications (Journal)

PLOS ONE: Rapid Decline of a Grassland System and Its Ecological and Conservation Implications (Journal) | Temperate Grasslands | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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Evaluating the CRAAP method, this source meets the criteria of all aspects of the method. It is credible because the study was conducted by members of a scientific organization. It is relevant because our biome topic is temperate grasslands and it is a journal entry about the decline of that biome. It has authority because it was published by a recognized organization. Also, it is an accurate source due to the research and information they provided with the commentary. The purpose these researchers wrote this journal entry was to display the loss of grasslands in certain areas which is a concern for everyone.
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Preserving Patagonian Grasslands and Gauchos | PERC – The Property and Environment Research Center (Case Study)

Preserving Patagonian Grasslands and Gauchos | PERC – The Property and Environment Research Center (Case Study) | Temperate Grasslands | Scoop.it
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This source falls under the R,A,A, and P of CRAAP. The source is very acurate because it focuses on a certain area that is filled with temperate grasslands. The place they talk about is Argentina. The information is authortative because it comes from Property and Environment Research Center meaning that a lot of research has gone into this article making it very reliable. The relevance of this case study is to the people in  Argentina and also people all around the world that are interested in travelingto Argentina. The purpose of this case study is to inform people of the temperate grasslands located in Argentina.

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Biofuel rush is wiping out unique American grasslands (News Article)

Biofuel rush is wiping out unique American grasslands (News Article) | Temperate Grasslands | Scoop.it
Say goodbye to the grass. The scramble for biofuels is rapidly killing off unique grasslands and pastures in the central US. Christopher Wright and Michael Wimberly of South Dakota State University in Brookings analysed satellite images of five states in the western corn belt. They found that 530,000 hectares of grassland disappeared under blankets of maize and soya beans between 2006 and 2011. The rate was fastest in South Dakota and Iowa, with as much as 5 per cent of pasture becoming cropland each year. The trend is being driven by rising demand for the crops, partly through incentives to use them as fuels instead of food. The switch from meadows to crops is causing a crash in populations of ground-nesting birds. One of the US's most important breeding grounds for wildfowl, an area called the Prairie Pothole Region, is also at risk, with South Dakota's crop fields now within 100 metres of the wetlands. "Half of North American ducks breed here," says Wright. Bill Henwood of the Temperate Grasslands Conservation Initiative in Vancouver, Canada, says the results are distressing. "Exchanging real environmental impacts for the dubious benefits of biofuels is counterproductive," he says. "Last year's record drought in the corn belt all but wiped out the crops anyway." More info: http://tinyurl.com/au236dr
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This source is a worthy source according to 4 of the 5 aspects of the CRAAP test. It is a credible source because it was published and written by a member of the Washington Post. It is relevant to the temperate grassland biome because the study was done on the disappearance and removal of grasslands. Authority is present due to the fact that a major newspaper chain is running this story. This article also has a very good purpose because it shows concern for the environment and specifically the biome of grasslands.
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America's Grasslands: A Threatened National Treasure (Video)

One of the most threatened biomes on the planet—a biome that is in our own backyard. Explores the uniqueness of this resource, the complicated reasons we're ...
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This source falls under both of the two As  in the CRAAP method. The video was published by Prarie Public Broadcasting which makes it very liable because the main focus of Praire Public Broadcasting is prarie lands/temperate grasslands. With this being the main focus of Praries Public Broadcasting it allows them to focus all their time researching the prarie lands.This source is also very accurate because if the video wasn't accurate they would be going against their mission of informing people of the prarie lands.

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Terrestrial biomes: Temperate grasslands - by Jose Juan Gutierrez - Helium (Informational Website)

Terrestrial biomes: Temperate grasslands - by Jose Juan Gutierrez - Helium (Informational Website) | Temperate Grasslands | Scoop.it

“ Temperate grasslands are terrestrial biomes composed primarily of grasses and shrubs.”


Via Mark Slusher
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This informational website is very current because it was published in June 2012. The intended audience for this informational website are people that are interested in learning more about temperate grasslands. The information is very scholarly because it comes from Science360. This website is focused on science based information making sure everyone is correctly informing people of science based ideas. This informational website falls under the Current, Authority, and Revelance of CRAAP.

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