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El Dorado – The Mythical City that Had Real Consequences

The myth of El Dorado began with the story of a ruler of a city who was powdered in gold dust every morning. The name “El Dorado” translates in Spanish to “the gilded one”, named after the king who was supposedly covered in gold.Eventually the myth morphed to include the a city made entirely of […]



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An Overview of Remote Sensing Technology, Its Uses, and Its Effectiveness

Years ago, it was tough to precisely determine the state of the Amazon River Basin in a geological sense. There was no way to accurately scan and search the entire rainforest for evidence of droughts, deforestation, erosion, and other geological and environmental risks. This made it tough for environmentalists to try to “save” the rainforest […]



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UNWANTED CHILDREN: THE CHALLENGES WOMEN FACE DUE TO ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY IN THE ECUADORIAN AMAZON

Women are not receiving proper reproductive health services and education in the Amazon, resulting in high unintended pregnancy and mortality rates. Adolescent pregnancy is a growing issue in the Amazon River Basin and how the health and reproductive services in the area are not strong enough to provide for every woman in need. Especially for […]



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Ecotourism: A New Wave for Sustainable Business Practices in the Amazon River Basin with Problematic Undertones

Ecological destruction is growing issue within the Amazon River Basin of Ecuador which can leave the country with barren deforested land that is useless, giving Ecuador little to no long term sustainable income. Certain projects have been sprouting up in Ecuador reserving and protecting these ecological areas while simultaneously making a profit and employing local […]



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IoT: the Internet of Trees– How Microchip Technology Will Cut Down Deforestation and Beyond

Deforestation and illegal logging have plagued the Amazon for decades. Through policy and international pressure, Amazonian countries, most notably Brazil, have cracked down on illegal logging operations and worked to decrease the amount of deforestation occurring every year. The practice has been generally successful, resulting in an 84% decrease in deforested area from 2004 to […]



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