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Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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The Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest, which encompasses 2.7 million square miles (7 million sq km), extends into nine South American nations. The rainforest boasts 2.5 million species of insects and is home to an extraordinary diversity of birds, mammals, and other wildlife, likely including many unknown species. Since the 1960s, the effects of economic exploitation on the region's ecology and the destruction of the rainforest have generated worldwide concern. What is the deforested land usually used for? More...
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Scarlett Macaws are beautiful. Hopefully they can preserve the rainforest.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 6:07:58 AM

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Amazon Rain Forest is one of the thickest Forest in the World
Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 9:06:41 AM

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To lose all of this so that cattle can graze, and increase methane, is insanity.
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Deforestation is the conversion of forested areas to non-forested areas. The main sources of deforestation in the Amazon are human settlement and development of the land.[36] Prior to the early 1960s, access to the forest's interior was highly restricted, and the forest remained basically intact.[37] Farms established during the 1960s were based on crop cultivation and the slash and burn method. However, the colonists were unable to manage their fields and the crops because of the loss of soil fertility and weed invasion.[38] The soils in the Amazon are productive for just a short period of time, so farmers are constantly moving to new areas and clearing more land.[38] These farming practices led to deforestation and caused extensive environmental damage.[39] Deforestation is considerable, and areas cleared of forest are visible to the naked eye from outer space.

In the 1970s construction began on the Trans-Amazonian highway. This highway represented a major threat to the Amazon rainforest.[40] Fortunately for the rainforest, the highway has not been completed, hereby reducing the environmental damage.

Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 2:29:11 PM

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I should have realized that the Amazon was named after the female warriors from mythology. Duh.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 3:10:08 PM

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amazon is forest or river ? Confussed ?Liar
Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 3:11:36 PM

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would be nice to see one
Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 10:15:06 PM

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The amazon Rain forest cannot be replaced. We'd better keep the one we have with all diligence or suffer immeasurable loss.

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