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Identify impacts associated with agriculture.

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Identify impacts associated with agriculture.

In this paper, we will be discussing natural resources and energy of the Amazon Rainforest. We will identify some of the impacts associated with agriculture. The effects of growing human population have on the ecosystem. Management practices of sustainability and conservation of natural resources in that ecosystem. Risks and benefits of extracting or using one type of nonrenewable and one type of renewable energy resource from that ecosystem, and we will also assess management practices for sustainability and conservation of natural resources and energy. The
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In a few years, the soil is out of the nutrients. They then have to bring fertilizer to continue growing their crops. The fertilizer can seep into the local streams and lakes and kill off some of the fish that live in those streams. Once they see that the fertilizing is not successful anymore, they abandon the land. If the land is good to grow crops they plant one type of crop that is called monoculture. The problem with a monoculture is if a particular type of species feeds on the harvest it can kill off the plants, also if there is a drought this too can kill off the crop. Another factor that affects agriculture is the way agriculturists clear out the forest. They use the slash-and-burn method. When this is done, the land is only enough for two or three years, after that they find more area, and they do it again. The reason the soil in the Amazon Rainforest is not the nutrient is because the lack of coverage from the trees. When it down pours rain, the nutrients are washed away. For some of the locals who live in the forests, growing and selling crops it their way of life, they have to move into another piece of land, and they do the same thing. If they continue to do slash-and-burn method, there will no longer be an Amazon Rainforest.

How Humans Effect Ecosystems Resources

Deforestation in the Amazon is due to humans. Since 1978 289,000 square miles of the Amazon have been destroyed, across several countries.

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