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Amazon River and Brazil

countries of the continent. Two countries are excluded, namely Chile and Equador. The landscape of Brazil is very varied but can be divided into five geographical areas: the Guyana plateaus, the tropical coasts, the Sertão, the Brazilian plateau and the Amazon area. Infrastructure The infrastructure of Brazil consist mainly a road network, with a limited system of transport by river, airports and railways. But the Brazilian infrastructure is very poor. Many roads are old, not paved and are not maintained...

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Amazon Deforestation

Marley Professor Eze Energy and the Environment 4/December/2012 Deforestation in the Amazon Deforestation, the destruction of natural rain forests, has been a major problem in the world today; caused primarily by human activities for development and population expansion. One of the main forests that have been affected is the Amazon Rainforest in South America. The main causes of deforestation in the Amazon are cattle ranching, subsistence and commercial agriculture, infrastructure, illegal and...

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Amazon Deforestation

Danny Hernandez Dr. Katy Koch Writing 101: Research Paper 11 March 2010 Amazon Deforestation The Amazon rainforest the largest tropical area in the world, a vast and humid area where thousands of species of mammals, fish and insects have been unidentified by human; thus being the largest rainforest in the world, it is also the largest area of deforestation where football fields after fields are taken down a minute. The Amazon Deforestation being a growing issue amongst society in this generation...

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Living in the forest

Although the majority of people in the Amazon live in the cities and towns, there are still many indigenous groups living in the forest, some who have no contact with the 'outside' world and live in a harmonic environment. Rainforests are the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, as well as being the home to an estimated 50 million indigenous forest people. These people depend on the rainforest for their way of life. It provides them nearly everything from shelter and food to tools and medicine...

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Yanomamo Tribe

Yanomamo Summary The Yanomamo tribes are a large population of native people in South America. They often reside in the Amazon rainforest, between the border of Brazil and Venezuela. Since their place of residency is remote and isolated, they have remained secluded from many aspects in the outside world. Due to their isolation, there are several characteristics of their culture and lifestyle that are affected by this. Some factors that result from their seclusion are their domestic life, clothing...

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Spanish-speaking countries and goiaba in Brazil, guava is a common shade tree or shrub in door-yard gardens in the tropics. It provides shade while the guava fruits are eaten fresh and made into drinks, ice cream, and preserves. In the richness of the Amazon, guava fruits often grow well beyond the size of tennis balls on well-branched trees or shrubs reaching up to 20 m high. Cultivated varieties average about 10 meters in height and produce lemon-sized fruits. The tree is easily identified by its distinctive...

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Amazon: Rain Forest

Outline Introduction Body - The Amazon Rainforest’s Vegetation, Species, Climate 1 Amazon’s Vegetation 1 Deforestation 1 Human Influence 2 Soil Quality 1 Plant Adaptation 3 Universal Dependence 1 Oxygen Production 2 Lumber Production 4 Plant Species 1 2 Animal Species 1 Primates 1 Howler Monkey 2 Squirrel Monkey 3 Uakari Monkey 2 Mammals 1 Amazon Manatee 2 Pink River Dolphin 3 Anteater 4...

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Amazon Rainforest Ecosystem

The Amazon is the largest tropical rainforest on Earth. It covers over 1.4 billion acres of land. About two and half million different insects and 40000 plant species live in the Amazon. Location • South of the equator • 3.1600° S and 60.0300° W • Stretches across 9 different countries in South America The abiotic factors in the Amazon Rainforest are important because they affect the plants and animals that live there. Without these factors trees and plants would not be able to ...

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The Effect of Education on the Development of Different Countries

natural resources is the fast development of industry in these countries. The nations put emphasis on the speed of economic growth whereas neglect the protection of environment. Amazon rainforest deforestation is a case in point, it has been reported by Margulis (2004) that between 1991 and 2000 the rainforest in Amazon has decreased significantly, the total area of forest disappeared from 415,000 km2 to 587,000 km2 with most of the lost forests being used for the growth of productivity of agriculture...

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Top 5 Environmental Issues

facing huge losses in the Amazon all the same. You might have thought that, with all the attention the rain forest has gotten, it wouldn’t need so much saving anymore – but unfortunately, global warming and deforestation mean that half of the Amazon rain forest will likely be destroyed or severely damaged by 2030. The World Wildlife Fund concluded this summer that agriculture, drought, fire, logging and livestock ranching will cause major damage to 55 percent of the Amazon rain forest in the next...

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