Latest Deforestation Stories
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite detected dozens of fires burning in central Africa on June 03, 2013.
Over the last century, the disappearance of large, fruit-eating birds from the tropical forests of Brazil has caused the region’s forest palms to produce smaller, less successful seeds, according to an international team of researchers.
A new study sheds a little light on the origins of the Bechstein's bat, which tends to be thought of as a Euro-Siberian species.
Widespread agricultural expansion in Brazil destroys equally as much rainforest, negating any benefits for the region. In fact, researchers, publishing a paper in the journal Environmental Research Letters, have called the practice a “no-win situation.”
The first creation of the new partnership between Wufoo and DocVerify has been released.
Scientists have found atmospheric contamination is not a recent fact and can be traced back to pre-historic times.
The often damaging impacts of intensive agriculture on nearby streams, rivers, and their wildlife has been well documented in temperate zones, such as North America and Europe.
In the face of unprecedented deforestation and biodiversity loss, policy makers are increasingly using financial incentives to encourage conservation.
The Amazon Rainforest (known as Floresta AmazÃ´nica or AmazÃ´nia in Portuguese, and Selva AmazÃ³nica or Amazonia in Spanish), also known as Amazonia, or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers almost all of the Amazon Basin in South America. The basin consists of 1.7 billion acres, of which 1.4 billion acres is rainforest. This rainforest covers nine nations (Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana). Brazil contains...
Deforestation is the act or process of removing trees from forested lands by cutting or burning. There are many reasons for deforestation. Logs are sold as a commodity and cleared lands can be used for pastures and human settlements. The damage caused by deforestation, however, can be great. If land is not somewhat reforested it can cause damage to habitats for wildlife and other plant life, affect the aridity of the region, and possibly encourage degradation into wasteland. Due to negligent...
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