Geography (Ms. Sue)
posted by Anonymous .
1). What Caribbean island is rich in natural gas, and what impact has this land on the economy?
2). What is the dominant vegetation of the Amazon river basin?
3). What is the main disadvantage of the slash-and-burn method of growing crops?
4). What is the main disadvantage of the slash-and-burn method of growing crops?
5). Where are most of the mountains of South America located?
6). What are some examples of mineral and energy resources found in abundance in Latin America?
My answers to these questions are the following:
1). Trinidad is the Caribbean island that is rich in natural gas, which has impacted the economy by, due to new factories, turning Trinidad into a major exporter of methanol and ammonia and also attracting developers to the island.
2). Rain forests is the dominant vegetation of the Amazon river basin.
3). The main disadvantage of slash-and burn farming is the fact that the soil becomes exhausted, or drained of all of its nutrients from the land.
5). Some examples of mineral and energy resources found in abundance in Latin America include gold, silver, iron, copper, bauxite (aluminum ore), tin, lead, nickel, oil, coal, natural gas, uranium, and hydroelectric power.