Essays Tagged: "Amazon rainforest"

Essay on the environment: looks specifically at deforestation issues and how to remedy the situation

for raw materials. Deforestation results in global warming, and serious soil erosion. Sites in the Amazon Rainforest are currently being depleted at alarming rates. The report discusses the problems ... chemical processing all have unfavorable consequences on the environment.Chapter 1 - Problems with Amazon DeforestationThe Amazon Rainforest in South America is being depleted at an alarming rate. Ma ...

(10 pages) 341 1 4.9 Apr/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Forestry

An applied environmental ethics 'case study on the Brazilian rainforest'.

ge news in developed nations) and a rapidly increasing population of already 70 million people. The Amazon basin, which covers 50 percent of Brazil's territory, was home to only 3,5 percent of the pop ... razilians, mostly landless, congesting the coastal cities. Increased colonisation of this area (the Amazon) gave the impression of being a coherent and plausible resolution to the debt problem and the ...

(23 pages) 267 1 4.7 Aug/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Brazilian Rainforest Deforestation, what it's effecting and how much longer it will be around

Deforestation of the Amazon RainforestIt is simply a matter of time before there may no longer be an Amazon rainforest. N ... fuel and export as well as income from mining in forest areas has resulted in deforestation of the Amazon. Environmental activists and animal rights supporters from around the world have been attempt ... to raise awareness of the devastating results both to the environment and to endangered species.The Amazon rainforest is located along the Amazon River in Brazil (map, Appendix 1). At 4,000 miles long ...

(9 pages) 189 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The amzon rain forest. this essay is about the amazon rain forest and how much longer it will be around for it got me a good grade hope fully for you.

yenvironmentalist and scientists never had much weight on the conscienceof countries outside of the Amazon Rain Forest. The death of Mendes wasthe second death of a NCRT, National Council of Rubber Ta ... worth it. Butexperience teaches us the opposite. Public rallies and lots of funeralswon't save the Amazon" Revkin (1). Mendes had recently returned homefrom a six week long visit and rally in the Uni ...

(6 pages) 76 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Deforestation in Brazil

re on earth is the threat of biological impoverishment because of deforestation greater than in the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil. The Amazon supports approximately 300 million hectares of tropical fore ... with the combination of reduced rainfall and soil erosion. (http://www.mongabay.com/external/record_amazon_deforestation_2002.htm)According to the website, http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factboo ...

(3 pages) 80 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Brazil, Enviromental Factors in Short.

IntroductionBrazil's Amazon rainforest comprises 30% of the world's remaining tropical forests and, besides providing she ... r removing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. According to the World Bank, just one acre of Amazon rainforest sequesters about 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide annually.In recent years, energy-r ... many others. The wildlife harvest takes a staggering number of animals: every year in the Brazilian Amazon region alone, between 9.6 and 23.5 million mammals, birds, and reptiles are harvested.In Braz ...

(3 pages) 94 0 4.6 Sep/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Disappearing Rainforests

ation, Gerogia Pacific, Texaco and Unocal.There were an estimated ten million Indians living in the Amazonian Rainforest five centuries ago. Today there are less than 200,000.In Brazil alone, European ... ousands of years of irreplaceable knowledge about medicinal plants.The Wealth of the RainforestsThe Amazonian Rainforest covers over a billion acres, encompassing areas in Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia ...

(4 pages) 77 1 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology

Brazilian Rain Forest Argument Paper

alive. However, many people feel that the cities in Brazil are very crowded and the opening of the Amazon basin for people to live will be beneficial to the overcrowding problem. Also, by cutting dow ... akes good money selling the lumber to Japan. With the construction of new roadways that lead to the Amazon Rainforest, the government was able to make money while relocating many of its inhabitants.Th ...

(11 pages) 78 0 4.6 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Brazil: Environmental Problems and Solutions.

American country of Brazil is well-known for its biodiversity and wealth of natural resources. The Amazon River and rainforest are located in Brazil, a country with more than 800,000 square miles of ... landmass so large that its borders touch all but two of its neighboring countries (Rich, 1999). The Amazon rainforest is the world's largest tropical rainforest, and for purposes of comparison, "its s ...

(8 pages) 189 2 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Free writers: a Problem and a Solution.

otebook says it was made in Brazil. There are a whole lot of trees in Brazil.A large portion of the Amazon rainforest is situated in Brazil. I think I can safely infer that that the paper in my notebo ...

(2 pages) 47 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

How man Influence the Rainforest and Taiga Forest

ed out of the rainforest roads have to be built causing deforestation.Man also affect tribes in the Amazon. They claim that logging companies will change and end tribes such as Mashco-Piros, Amahuaca, ... fe and culture, which could possibly even become extinct since this has happened to other tribes in Amazon before.However there is still small amount of sustainable development for example the latex f ...

(1 pages) 978 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Deforestation

1989, and a further 200,000 square kilometers seriously degraded (Colchester and Lohmann, 1,2). The Amazon Rain Forest is among the leading places ravaged by deforestation. The first estimates of the ... is among the leading places ravaged by deforestation. The first estimates of the damage done in the Amazon were made around 1970, suggesting that little clearing of forest had taken place (United Nati ...

(7 pages) 75 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Forestry

Deforestation of the Amazon

ad construction gives developers and ranchers access to previously inaccessible forest lands in the Amazon and because developers can gain title to Amazon lands by simply clearing forest and placing a ... ts contributes much to the planets oxygen and continuously recycles carbon dioxide into oxygen. The Amazon alone produces more than 20 percent of the worlds oxygen.Another effect of deforestation is t ...

(3 pages) 55 1 3.3 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Forestry

The Amazon Ecosystem

The Amazon is a region of superlatives, it spans the borders of eight countries; it is the world's large ... zingly, live more than one third of all species in the world. But despite its natural richness, the Amazon ecosystem is fragile and in peril. In Brazil, for instance, illegal logging, slash-and-burn a ... 9,000 square miles per year (WWF, 2005).More than one third of all species in the world live in the Amazon, a giant tropical forest with an area that stretches more than 1.5 million square miles and i ...

(10 pages) 133 1 5.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

This paper discusses Brazil and their influence on global climate change, And why they refused to become involved with Kyoto

ncouraged by the government if not ran by government itself. Moreover, Brazil is unique because the Amazon rainforest provides for a "sink" because it absorbs massive amounts of the Carbon Dioxide fro ...

(3 pages) 31 0 2.7 May/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Nigeria rainforest

Nigeria Rainforest There are many rainforests located throughout the world. Some of these rainforests are in ... ld. Some of these rainforests are in danger. Among those which are being destroyed are the Nigerian Rainforests. These rainforests are endangered because of logging companies among a number of other t ... ies among a number of other things.Rainforests across the world are being destroyed everyday. These rainforests are being destroyed by human efforts which are centred around greed. Oil companines dril ...

(1 pages) 7 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Brazil's Development

zil is a developing country with new industry, agriculture and the contrast of urban and rural (the Amazon rainforest, mainly) areas and the contrast of the wealthy cities and poor slums. But how is B ... : The US (15.8%); Argentina (9.0%); China (6.7%); the Netherlands (5.5%); Germany (4.5%) (2006).The AmazonThe Amazon Rainforest plays a major part in Brazil's economy. Of course, there is the obvious ...

(9 pages) 64 0 3.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Devastating Effects of Deforestation of the Amazon

The Amazon rain forest is number one when it comes to size topping the scales at a baffling 2.3 million ... em is getting destroyed by the many trees that logging companies cut down. The deforestation of the Amazon has a negative effect on animals, people, and the world.The deforestation of the Amazon has b ... the Amazon has bad effects on endangered animals such as the harpy eagle who live and depend on the Amazon. For every acre of rain forest there are about 20 to 100 different species of plants and anim ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Environmental Ethics

the forefront of the environmental movement for decades, yet here we are facing huge losses in the Amazon all the same. You might have thought that, with all the attention the rain forest has gotten, ... 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. 4. CO2 Levels in the Atmosp ...

(3 pages) 52 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Disappearing Tropical Rainforests

r, 2004), but there are also vast regional differences for reasons of deforestation. The Brazilian Amazon region has the highest deforestation rate in the world (Skole et al, 2004). Brazil is in dire ... this is through the development of the rainforests region. "The major cause of deforestation in the Amazon is agricultural expansion" (Skole et al 2004)" but there are also other causes. More precisel ...

(5 pages) 4 0 0.0 May/2012

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science