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View Resource Fires in the Amazon

This week's In The News covers the issues around the massive fires burning in the Brazilian Amazon. The nine sites listed provide information and commentary on the global issue. Since July 1997, the media has paid attention to the Brazilian Amazon, as fires there increased and raged out of control. Thought to have been started by slash-and-burn agriculturists, these fires were influenced by El...
View Resource Learning about Rainforests

K. Rubal provides this educational Web site she helped to create while a graduate student in instructional technology at California State University in Los Angeles. Designed for grades 4-8, this Web site offers students an introduction to tropical rainforests. The site includes a number of lessons organized by topic, rainforest facts, a good selection of narrated movie clips from related...
View Resource TRMM: Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Space Development Agency (NASDA) of Japan have joined to create the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). The goal of this mission is to "monitor and study tropical rainfall and the associated release of energy that helps to power the global atmospheric circulation shaping both weather and climate around the globe."...
View Resource World Heritage: Welcome to the Wet Tropics

This Web site serves as a visitor’s guide to tropical North Queensland’s World Heritage Area -- "the sort of place you could travel to over and over again and still not see everything." The same might be said of this incredibly comprehensive Web site, which provides pages and pages of information about Australia’s wet tropics. Virtual visitors can read up on the flora and fauna of the region,...