The biggest rainforest in the world is the Amazon rainforest. Located in the Amazon River Basin in South America, the total area of the Amazon rainforest is just over two million square miles. More »

The world's largest rainforest is the Amazon jungle, which covers about 40 percent of South America. It is as big as the 48 contiguous United States and is home to the Amazon River, which is the second-longest river in t... More »

Experts estimate that approximately 80,000 acres of the world's rainforests are destroyed per day, while another 80,000 acres are irrecoverably harmed each day. Experts also estimate that 135 species of various plants, a... More » Science Environmental Science Natural Resources

One example sentence could be: "The Amazon jungle is the world's largest tropical rainforest." A tropical rainforest is a type of ecosystem that is hot, wet and contains a wide variety of plant and animal life. More »

It rains abundantly in rainforests because most rainforests are located around the earth's equator, which has a humid and warm climate. A forest must receive at least 75 inches of rain per year to be considered a rainfor... More »

At most, the temperature in a tropical rainforest hovers around 93 degrees Fahrenheit, and it rarely drops below 68, so the average is about 80 degrees. Humidity is high in the rainforest, which can make the daytime temp... More »

The biotic, or living, factors in the tropical rainforest include hundreds of thousands of species of plants, animals, bacteria and fungi. Rainforests are noteworthy for the incredible abundance of species that live in t... More » Science Earth Science