Deforestation usually happens because large corporations need the trees to mass produce something. Deforestation takes away homes of many species. There are many that eventually extinct since they are not able to survive. I watched a video in AP Bio and not only do wild animals live there, but people still do as well. Examples of people still living in this kind of environment are in Brazil and New Guinea. These people could be largely affected by deforestation.The video was called Jungles: People of the Trees
- My Posts
- Learned Posts
- My Discussions
- Joined Discussions
- Favorite Members
- Curated Posts
Hi again! I am a high school cross country cross country runner and I run anywhere from 4-12 miles a day. I’ve found that I prefer running on trails and in parks to cities and sidewalks. For a while I thought that it was the softer impact and the more peaceful environment, but the other day I was running down a fairly busy street, I realized how my breathing was heavier than usual. Running around towns is significantly more harder on my lungs than running in parks. The emissions from cars, stores, gas stations, etc really do effect me in a negative way-no wonder I prefer the trails!
This leads me the interesting problem I wanted to point out: as “smog centers” expand and air pollution increases around the world, runners, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts are at a greater risk being exposed to air pollution. It is unfortunate, an frankly unfair dilemma to put at risk those who are working their bodies, promoting a healthy lifestyle, and strengthening bones, muscles, joints. Have we done so much damage to our environment that healthy habits have become unsafe?
Hello all! I find it particularly interesting that environmental climate change is being uncovered concurrently with discoveries surrounding the human genome. It makes me wonder how exposure to daily emissions, such as unclean air, is biologically affecting humans. And even more so, will we, ourselves be able to see the effect of climate change on us, or will it should up in the genomes of our children and grandchildren. Check out this link (Ghost in Your Genes) which looks at epigenetics, biological changes that occur without changes in our DNA.
So I’d love to visit here to explore the beautiful coral reefs depicted, but that doesn’t look very possible.
I wish that Indonesia’s government would try to help with the growing number of illegal fishermen who use explosives and cyanide to kill and stun their prey. Do the fishermen even realize what they are doing to the underwater landscape? Do they realize howthey are affecting so many more organisms than just their prey and coral?
Action clearly needs to be taken against these fishermen and their crimes that are changing a once-beautiful travel stop.
Deforestation is ripping apart the soil of south America which not only destroys wildlife habitat but ensures nothing else can grow there. I feel like a lot of people join the protest against deforestation to jump on the bandwagon without examining the issue, but it really is an important issue.
The fight to save the Amazon just enlisted a global sports superstar, Ricardo Kaká. The current Real Madrid striker and Brazilian national starter has joined Greenpeace to support zero deforestation of the Amazon.
While soccer still has a way to go in the USA, there isn’t a kid in the world (outside the USA) who doesn’t know who Kaká is. Let’s hope Kaká’s star power makes our future generations understand that Amazon deforestation must not be tolerated.