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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...