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North American Rainforests
A discussion on the North American rainforests in Alaska and Washington State.
# 137053 | 1,250 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Environmental Studies (Economics and Policy) , Biology (Ecology)

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The paper explores how the Tongass and Olympic forests have been especially hampered with the current political administration in spite of previous protections and warnings. The paper posits that environmental groups continue to try and protect and the future is likely dependent on which party takes office after the 2008 election.

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"When a "rainforest" is mentioned most will conjure the image of the tropical, humid ecology of the Amazon in South America that is the subject of much research and documentary production. However, there are other types of rainforest ecologies in colder, temperate climates of North America. Nearly all of which are in the Pacific Northwest including Alaska, these habitats are also considered rainforests. The definition of a rainforest is "vegetation in frost-free areas dominated by trees that are always wet from rain" (USGS) or, more accurately in this region "a forest with heavy annual rainfall" (Princeton University). These forests..."

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