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Rain Forests Rain forests occur throughout the world where both heavy rains occur and where forests grow By definition a rain forest needs to receive more than eight feet of rain annually Rain forests cover seven percent of the Earths land surface and two percent of its total surface Although they cover only a small portion of the Earth rain forests are home to over fifty percent of the worlds plants and animals Rain forests are concentrated around the equator occurring between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn 235 degrees north and 235 degrees south respectively The rain forests are made of many different types of surfaces and soils The minerals that were contained in grains near the surface are leached out and have move downwards Therefore the layers of soil near the surface will be depleted in some things and layers at depth will be enriched in them An abundance of water such as the rain forest has speeds up the leaching process Therefore everything needed for plant growth should have been removed by water but plants still grow there Plants are able to do this because of rapid recycling caused by termites and bacteria in a warm wet climate When the forest is cut down all that stops and the farmers are faced with growing crops in infertile soils Throughout the tropics rain forests are being cut down By different methods and for different reasons people are cutting down burning or otherwise damaging the forests People throughout the world are worried about the destruction of the rain forest because we are not only losing beautiful areas but we are nearing the extinction of many species and changes in our global climate If the world continues at the current rate of deforestation the worlds rain forests will be gone within 100 years causing unknown effects to the global climate and the elimination of the majority of plant and animal species stated by
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