Who started the destruction of the amazon rainforest?

Answer The first steps toward the destruction of the Amazon rain forest were made by in the 1880's "rubber barons" who were after valuable rubber from the region to make tires. A combination of the Superi... Read More »

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Is rainforest destruction occurring in American Samoa?

Although most of American Samoa's rainforests are part of a federally protected national park, the World Wildlife Fund reports that lowland rainforests and their wildlife still face threats from po... Read More »

How much of the Amazon rainforest is gone?

Twenty percent of the Amazon rainforest is gone, according to a June 2010 ABC News article. In 2009, "130,000 square kilometers of forest was cut down or burnt," according to that same article.Refe... Read More »

How big is the Amazon rainforest?

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 »

What is the weather in the Amazon Rainforest?

The weather in the Amazon Rainforest is rainy, warm and humid. Between November and March or April, the rain can last for days. High temperatures average above 90 degrees Fahrenheit but are lower d... Read More »