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Environmental issues

There are many environmental issues currently growing in South and Central America. Some of the most problematic issues are deforestation, pollution, and overuse of pesticides. These things are hurting the environment and are impacting the rest of the world as well.

Deforestation is a big problem, especially in Brazil where the rain forest is being cut down for lumber, and animal habitats are being destroyed. Animals are losing homes and the forest's are becoming limited for living supplies. while loggers are using the trees to sell as lumber, habitats and creatures living in the rain forests are gradually dieing out. Deforestation usually takes place due to agricultural needs. This leads to problems with over usage of pesticides that are usually to help with farming. Pollution also is a major problem because most countries are polluting their air and water, especially around cities. Population in Central and South America is becoming a big problem as well because resources are being used and lost and places are getting overpopulated, adding to the pollution.


deforestation- http://www.gapyear.com/conservation/deforestation_in_south_america.html


(http://library.thinkquest.org/18401/text/SAIssue.html)



(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I6PMMG9e7M) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKIgleUBDdE)

external image deforestation-2.jpg

http://www.plu.edu/~hoodbs/img/deforestation-2.jpg
This image is a show of what happens when trees are cut down and the land is abandon.




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