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The Boreal Forest Biome: the largest terrestrial biome

The Boreal Forest Biome: the largest terrestrial biome | Tiaga | Scoop.it
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Accuracy: The information presented is credible. Towards the end of it the author cites where the information came from and other topics the read can look into that are closely related.
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As climate changes, boreal forests to shift north and relinquish more carbon than expected

As climate changes, boreal forests to shift north and relinquish more carbon than expected | Tiaga | Scoop.it
“ New research maps how Earth's myriad climates -- and the ecosystems that depend on them -- could move from one area to another as global temperatures rise. The approach foresees big changes for one of the planet's great carbon sponges.”
Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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Authority: the article was published by a very well known and creditable newspaper. The article also mentions various opinions from well known scientist who study boreal forests.
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Boreal Forests in Alaska Becoming More Flammable; Researchers Are Looking Into Whether Climate Is a Factor - NSF

Boreal Forests in Alaska Becoming More Flammable;  Researchers Are Looking Into Whether Climate Is a Factor - NSF | Tiaga | Scoop.it
July 24, 2013 A 2,000-square-kilometer zone in the Yukon Flats of interior Alaska--one of the most flammable high-latitude regions of the world--has seen a dramatic increase in both the frequency and severity of fires in recent decades, according to research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Wildfire activity in this area is higher than at any other time in the past 10,000 years, the researchers report. The research, funded by NSF's Division of Polar Programs, adds to the evidence that relatively frequent and powerful fires are converting the conifer-rich boreal forests of Alaska into deciduous woodlands. Whether the shift to deciduous forests--which traditionally have been thought to be more fire-resistant--will overcome the fire-inducing effects of a warming climate remains to be seen. READ MORE
Via Gordon Dahlby
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Purpose: there is no bias in the article, the information presented is accurate and beneficial to anyone looking into the topic. If there was bias it would be harmful because only certain amounts of information would be shown. The article does a good job of talking about different aspects of what is leading to the increase in flammability.
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Arctic's Boreal Forests Burning At 'Unprecedented' Rate

Arctic's Boreal Forests Burning At 'Unprecedented' Rate | Tiaga | Scoop.it
July 22, 2013 Climate Central ARCTIC'S BOREAL FORESTS, WHICH CONTAIN HUGE AMOUNTS OF BURIED CARBON, ARE BURNING AT AN UNPRECEDENTED RATE - NEW STUDY http://www.climatecentral.org/news/arctics-boreal-forests-burning-at-unprecedented-rate-16278 July 23, 2013 Scientific American BOREAL FORESTS BURNING MORE THAN ANY TIME IN PAST 10,000 YEARS http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=boreal-forests-burning-more-now-than-any-time-in-past-10000-years July 28, 2013 Forbes WHO CARES ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING? http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2013/07/28/who-cares-about-global-warming/ TOUR CANADA'S BOREAL FOREST - THE LARGEST INTACT FOREST ECO SYSTEM ON THE PLANET http://sco.lt/63qBIv August 10, 2013 Euractive EUROPE'S FORESTS APPROACH CARBON 'SATURATION POINT' http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/europe-forests-run-capacity-abso-news-529850 WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5 ARCTIC MELTING, OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - http://sco.lt/7uKXnV
Via pdjmoo
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Currency: the information presented in the article is up to date, the article was last revised July 23 2013. This gives the reader insight on how the environment is right now and what can be done to improve it.
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BBC Planet Earth Jungles and Forests

Segments of time-lapse photography, song is Hide From Time by Queen Adreena.
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Relevance: The video gives specific insight as to what the environment is like, as well as shows different types of plant life and animal species.
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