Flashcards in Unit 1B - Tropical Rainforests - Case Study - Amazon Rainforest and deforestation (not finished?) Deck (9)
How much land does Amazon cover?
2.1 million miles²
River basin in Amazon and how much is in South America?
Amazon River Basin, covers some 40% of SA
Name of highway built?
Trans Amazonian Highway
How many new dams planned? What type of energy produced?
150 dams, hydro electric power
How much power will Belo Monte dam generate?
% of population increase from 2000 - 2010 in Amazon?
In 2005, % of Amazon lost as result of deforestation?
How many tons of topsoil is lost every years due to soil erosion caused by soy farming?
55 million tons