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Climate Change and the Amazon: An Overview

The Amazon Rainforest plays a huge role in moderating the world’s climate. All plants take in carbon dioxide, CO2, from the atmosphere and store it as food. This means that a place so rich in plant life as the Amazon is a major carbon sink. Carbon dioxide is a...

Top 10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Buy Gold

1. The gold in that jewelry? It may have come from an artisanal mine – a small-scale, low-tech, often illicit mine. 2. This sort of mining is really problematic. 3. It hurts biodiversity right in its hotspot. Not only is Peru home to some of the most biologically...

5 Amazon Rainforest Words to Know in Spanish

1. La Selva Amazónica The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical forest on Earth covering huge regions of Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. If Amazonia were a country, it’d be the ninth largest in the world. So of course, what better...