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Amazon Rainforest The Amazon Rainforest is the world's greatest natural resource. The most powerful and bio-actively diverse natural phenomenon on the planet, yet still it is being destroyed just like other rainforests around the world. The problem and the solution to rainforest destruction are both economic. Rainforests are being destroyed worldwide for the profits they yield - mostly harvesting unsustainable resources like timber, for cattle and agriculture, and for subsistence cropping by rainforest inhabitants. There are two types of rainforests: tropical and temperate. Tropical and temperate rainforests share certain characteristics. For example, most trees flare at the base. Vegetation is dense, tall and very green. ...read more.


There are many types of food eaten in the rainforests. Fish is a main type of food for the people living there. The way they are caught is by crushing the poisonous plant roots and by washing them out using water. When the fish come up above the water for some air, the people fishing catch them and take it back. A decent catch could last an average family for about 2 weeks. The weather there is always warm and it rains there a lot too. The average day-time temperature there is between 30-32� C and in the night it's about 20� C. ...read more.


Until recently, however, few of them lived in the Amazon. They preferred to live in established cities along the coasts and in the Andes Mountains. But in the past few decades, more and more mestizos have moved to the Amazon. They were having trouble finding work in their hometowns and saw opportunity in the Amazon. Many went looking for agricultural land. Others took jobs in oil fields or other industry. Many of the trees in the rainforest are being cut down for objects being made out of wood. Wood gets made into things like paper products, furniture, buildings, pencils, rayon fabric, photographic film, and even food additives. They are home to millions of types of animals, plants, insects-and even people. When old growth forests get logged to make wood products for us to use, many animal species lose their home, or habitat. ...read more.

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