Tundra News

By: Lexi Copeland

Tundra Life

Welcome to the Tundra News! Tundra News is hear to tell you everything you need to know about the tundra. Most animals in the tundra are either thick furred, or have a lot of fat. The soil in the tundra is very poor in nutrients, and under a few in of snow is a layer of permafrost. Permafrost never melts so only plants, such as cotton grass, can grow here because of the thing layer of soil. Tundra land is unfit for growing trees because their rotors cannot dig deep in the ground. Tundra life is very cold, that's why most animals have thick fur, the average temperature is -20 degrees to -30 degrees Fahrenheit with 6 to 10 inches of precipitation. Here's just some insight on, Tundra Life.

Human Impact

Helpful Factor

Humans can be helpful to the tundra habitat by reducing our activity in the tundra areas. We also are lowering greenhouse gases produced into the air and establishing protected park reserves.

Harmful Factor

Humans cause smog clouds from air pollution, this contaminates the lichen in the tundra environment. Lichen is a big food resource to most animals living in the tundra. Another harmful thing is oil spills kill wildlife and cause a great deal of damage to the tundra habitat.
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Interesting Facts

The two mayor nutrients found in the tundra ecosystem is nitrogen and phosphorus. The word tundra comes from the Finnish word tuntaria, meaning treeless land.