If The Amazon River Rainforest Disappears So Will We

21 Dec

 

The Amazon River flows for more than 4,100 miles (6,600 km); within its hundreds of …

Mightiest River

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The real reason Brazil’s president was forced from office?
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Worsening droughts in the Amazon – dubbed the ‘lungs of the world‘ – are …

Amazon River

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If we save the Amazon rainforest we will save the planet;
 
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Amazon River exhales virtually all carbon taken up by rain forest · 3y

The Amazon rain forest, popularly known as the lungs of the planet, …

University of Washington

 
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A new reef system has been found at the mouth of the Amazon River by …

Amazon River

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The Amazon River Basin itself is home to the largest rainforest on Earth. …

biodiversity monitoring

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Droughts in the Amazon are speeding up climate change: ‘Lungs of the planet’ are emitting more CO2 than they … · 1y

Worsening droughts in the Amazon – dubbed the ‘lungs of the world‘ – are …

Amazon River

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How can you help ? Eat less meat take an eco tour of the Amazon!! Peace and Happy holidays!!

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Amazon River Longest In The World !

15 Apr
 

 

 

 The Amazon River and the Amazon Forest are jewels of this world that beckon us to gaze upon them with wonder and …..save them for the next 7 generations….. Plant a tree today, create your own Amazon forest ! Help the world breathe.

Amazon river Dolphin

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Amazon river ‘longer than Nile’
By Gary Duffy
BBC News, Sao Paulo
Amazon river. Landsat image

The new study puts the Amazon at 6,800km

Researchers in Brazil are claiming to have established as a scientific fact that the Amazon is the longest river in the world.

The Amazon is recognised as the world’s largest river by volume, but has generally been regarded as second in length to the River Nile.

The claim follows an expedition to Peru that is said to have established a new starting point further south.

It puts the Amazon at 6,800km (4,250 miles) compared to the Nile’s 6,695km.

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Go Veggie This Thanks- giving Save A Amazon Tree!!!

26 Nov

Basically the less meat you eat the better the earth will be – especially the Amazon Forest! I like lots of stuffing with cashews , garlic and scallion mashed potatoes topped with sour cream and olives sitting next to a large slice of cranberry, the out of the can jellied kind- ooolala!

 

And keep the cocktails coming and the music playing so we can all do a little soft shoe – watch the I Love Lucy listed below for a few soft shoe technique tips.

Happy meat-free holiday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I Love LucyLucy and Bob Hope (TV Episode 1956) – IMDb

Directed by James V. Kern. With Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley. Lucy tries to convince Bob Hope that she’s not a jinx.

 

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Hamburgers and the Rainforest – a Review of Issues and …

Some writers have argued that consumption of hamburgers in North America, p … Slash and Burn Agriculture Near San Carlos, De Rio Negro, Venezuela, Amazon Rainforest: Ecosystem Disturbance and Recovery(New York: Springer-Verlag … Hamburgers and the Rainforest – a Review of Issues and Evidence

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14 New Frogs Found In Indian Jungle But Will Soon Become Extinct? Why?

10 May

One of the 14 new species of so-called dancing frogs discovered by a team headed by University of Delhi professor Sathyabhama Das Biju in the jungle mountains of southern India.

Amazon Dreaming

18 Oct

Moon full, low on the right
I stop to look at the little dipper
a star falls
my wish comes true
my wish for me and you
that 7 generations from now
someone else will walk in the  peace of the morning and say
“Moon full and low, I stop…..

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This world is so beautiful so pristinely enthralling we don’t want to lose it.
Take a canvass bag to shop
buy less leather
eat meat-free, one or two days a week
we can save the rainforest one toucan at a time
you and I.
Let’s get started!!

 

There are 42 species of toucans in the Amazon rainforest.

http://www.savetherainforest.com

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Pre-Colombian Agriculture

For thousands of years parts of the Amazon has been managed to sustain productive agriculture and at times, sustain dense human populations. It is estimated that more land was under cultivation in the Amazon on the eve of the arrival of Columbus than is today. The fact that certain forms of agriculture are possible is a vital consideration for the sustainable, economic development of tropical rainforests.

www.mongabay.com

 

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Photo: Scenic view from Mt. Des Voeux over pristine rain forest

Photograph by Timothy G. Laman

In Brazil, which houses 30 percent of the remaining tropical rain forest on Earth, more than 50,000 square miles of rain forest were lost to deforestation between 2000 and 2005. Biologists worry about the long-term consequences. Drought may be one. Some rain forests, including the Amazon, began experiencing drought in the 1990s, possibly due to deforestation and global warming.

Efforts to discourage deforestation, mainly through sustainable-logging initiatives, are underway on a very limited basis but have had a negligible impact so far.

The rain forest is nearly self-watering. Plants release water into the atmosphere through a process called transpiration. In the tropics, each canopy tree can release about 200 gallons (760 liters) of water each year. The moisture helps create the thick cloud cover that hangs over most rain forests. Even when not raining, these clouds keep the rain forest humid and warm.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com

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Cattle [more]

Clearing for pastureland and land speculation purposes is a major cause of tropical forest loss, especially in Latin America. Cattle are an attractive investment for Amazonian farmers because they are a highly liquid capital asset with low marginal costs once forest has been cleared. Cattle are used to establish land claims on otherwise “unoccupied” rainforest land and can be used as a hedge against inflation.
– See more at: http://rainforests.mongabay.com/amazon/amazon_conservation.html#sthash.hDkpEBuN.dpuf

Cattle [more]

Clearing for pastureland and land speculation purposes is a major cause of tropical forest loss, especially in Latin America. Cattle are an attractive investment for Amazonian farmers because they are a highly liquid capital asset with low marginal costs once forest has been cleared. Cattle are used to establish land claims on otherwise “unoccupied” rainforest land and can be used as a hedge against inflation.
– See more at: http://rainforests.mongabay.com/amazon/amazon_conservation.html#sthash.hDkpEBuN.dpuf

 

Flash Story / A Forgotten Tale of Amazon River Lore

31 Aug

 

Somewhere in a tributary of the Amazon river…..

 

The river’s current pushed through a river of grass.  Mermaids gathered sullen berries from the strands and nibbled.  Their scales shone in the moonlight their tails flapped quietly over the undertow.

They were the last of the river’s mermaids living amongst the whirlpools and caves far below the sunlight and boats that travelled above the surface looking for them.  They were a myth and they knew it, and they wanted it to stay that way.  Even if their existence was never known, they preferred to just disappear without a sound.

They had watched as the humans cast nets, dropped bait in the waters, always trying to capture them.  They had watched as the same humans threw trash into their once pristine world and sent loud sound waves that bounced  off the river’s bed.  No, they thought, these humans are too crass too selfish for us to ever show our splendid tails and gold spun hair.

So they swam always on the look out for the interlopers the invaders who did not live with nature, giving back as much as they used, instead they took from the river leaving a path of barren waste behind.

The mermaids could see the sun rising over the river. They splashed and arced into the air for a few minutes forming a ballet above the waves.  Then they dove, one by one into the deep caverns of the river where it was peaceful and slept.
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Moral of the story?  You never know what you might find in untamed nature, it is full of mysteries and secrets.

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THE AMAZON RIVER AND RAINFOREST

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Sea Serpent found in Spain -Aug 2013

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The Amazon River’s Value To The World Is Immense

20 Aug

When we work to save the Amazon forest and river we are working to save ourselves, and the  spiritual elements in this green planet we are inhabiting for such a short time.

Amazon River Dolphin

Everything you and I do each day can help save the Amazon river and forest – have one meatless day each week, conserve energy, compost trash and waste.  You and I CAN make a difference!

Pale Green Mermaid Social Club

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Below From http://www.balleymoneytimes.co.uk

 

Reflections on the great River Amazon

Tuesday 20 August 2013

Published on 20/08/2013 09:26

I have been in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas. At Manaus two great branches of the Amazon River meet – the Solimões and the Negro.

It is one of the great sights of the natural world. The water of the Solimões is light brown and the water of the Negro is black. As the two great rivers converge the waters do not immediately mix, but flow together side by side for many miles. The massive scale of the Amazon River is difficult to appreciate until you actually see it. One fifth of all the fresh water which flows into the oceans of the world comes from the Amazon. When the Amazon flows into the sea it takes 70 to 80 miles before the fresh water is fully mixed with the salt water.

The book of Ecclesiastes explores the meaning of life when lived without God. The author wrote, “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless. Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again.” The water cycle of rain and evaporation means that rivers continually flow and yet the sea does not overflow. Many generations of people have lived by the Amazon River, travelled on it and fished in it. They are now no more, but still the river flows. What does this say to us about the meaning of our lives?

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