The Tundra Region

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By Mark Chattin
Nick Alford
Dan Miller
Corey Schriver
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In the tundra there are two different regions.
There is the Alpine Tundra and the Arctic
Tundra.
Both are located at the top of the Northern
Hemisphere.
The Arctic Tundra is only at high altitudes
when the Alpine Tundra is at all altitudes.
There is very little precipitation therefore it is
very dry.
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In both regions of the tundra it is very cold all
year.
In the winter the average temperature in the
tundra is -30 degrees Fahrenheit.
In the summer the average temperature in the
tundra is about 37 degrees Fahrenheit.
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In the tundra there are these plants:
Different types of Grasses
Dwarf Shrubs
Cushion Plants
Lichens
Reindeer Moss
Sedges
Small Annuals
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In the tundra there are these animals and insects:
Arctic Foxes
Snowy Owls
Hawks
Weasels
Musk Oxen
Reindeer
Caribou
Mosquitoes and Black Flies
Lemmings
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When people pollute the Earth, it starts to
create problems with global warming. Global
warming would cause a raise in temperatures
and cause all the snow to melt. This would
effect the animals and plants that live in this
environment because they wouldn’t be used to
the temperature change. We must try to lower
our pollution rate and global warming will be
slowed down and even prevented.
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The tundra has a very important commercial
value. Its commercial value is oil. There is a lot
of oil in the tundra, in places like northern
Canada and Alaska. Another important
resource from the tundra is mining. People go
to the tundra and they mine all the minerals
they need right from the ground. The only bad
part about both of these is that they hurt the
tundra. Oil drilling pollutes the water and the
land. The mining pollutes the ground.
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