How big is the Amazon rainforest?

Answer According to the Smithsonian Institute, the Amazon rainforest, or its basin, covers over 2.7 million square miles, which holds 4,195 miles of the river including 15,000 tributaries. The Amazon Rive... Read More »

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Mining in the Amazon Rainforest?

South America is rich in natural resources and mining and minerals make up a large part of the region's economy. Mining in the Amazon Rainforest has become more prevalent in the last two decades as... Read More »

Amazon Rainforest Plants?

The Amazon rainforest is incredibly important to the planet's health because of its water supply and its plant life. According to Blue Planet Biomes, half of all the world's plant species live in t... Read More »

Why is the Amazon Rainforest special?

The Amazon Rainforest is known as the "lungs of our planet," according to Blue Planet Biomes website. Located in Brazil and numerous other South American countries, the Amazon is home to numerous p... Read More »

Is the Amazon rainforest an ecosystem?

The Amazon rainforest is an ecosystem. Ecosystems consist of different communities of life that interact with each other and with the non-living elements to form a whole environment. Within that en... Read More »