Merging two cultures
Accumulation of coral.
Every 3 years in the Pacific ocean, the currents are warmed. Causes droughts AND floods.
Rainforest's upper-most layer.
Native American AND European ethnicity.
Native American AND African ethnicity.
North American Free Trade Agreement
Factories that assemble U.S. products. SImilar to sweat shops.
Mixture of gasoline and ethanol.
Tax on import
NO tariffs (hence the "free" portion of the term).
Financial assistance from the government.
GDP per capita (gross domestic product)
Total values of goods and services divided by the country's population.
What mountain range extends along the Western coast of South America?
Why are many homes built on stilts along the Amazon River?
A lot of water (app. 80 inches of rain) floods the area.
What has led to the great cultural diversity of L.A.?
Mix of different countries.
Where do earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur the most?
Ring of Fire
Which factors do not affect the amount of damage done due to earthquakes?
The climate of an area.
How can death tolls be lessened by architects when earthquakes occur?
Less heavy material used; no skyscrapers or very tall buildings.
What does ecotourism promote?
Responsible travels, benefits economy, and education.
How is Costa Rica's government trying to protects the environment and promote economic growth?
25% of land is conservation areas.