Ecuador

The Amazon Quandary Continues

by moveforward on January 23, 2013

The Amazon Battleground

The Amazon River Basin is one of the ecologically important areas in the world, straddling nearly five countries and provides much of the water and oxygen needed by the world. Unfortunately, even after decades of conservation and protection programs, there are still many dangers that this pristine rainforest faces for its ultimate survival.

According to a recent report by NASA, the US space agency, the Amazon rainforest would be facing large-scale degradation because of the effects of climate change. The report indicated that an area twice the size of the state of California is suffering from a mega-drought that started eight years ago. This was further exacerbated by the severe dry spell back in 2005 and the even harsher conditions that occurred in 2010 had wrought much devastation to the area. As such, nearly seventy (70) miles of forest area has been severely damaged, leaving not much time for the forest to recover or even resuscitate itself. [click to continue…]

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