How are we doing in the battle to stop or slow deforestation, especially in the tropics where forests store so much of the world’s biodiversity?
Though approximately 30% of the world’s land area is still covered by forest, much of it will disappear if the current rates of deforestation continue.
The World Is Greening, But Not For Us China, Pakistan, Australia, Brazil Among Nations Leading By Example
China, Australia, Pakistan, Brazil and other countries have undertaken massive reforestation campaigns, but the United States? Not so much.
Zika virus has spread far and wide as a result of human mismanagement of the environment. Trash build-up, dam building, deforestation and global warming each contribute to the spread of Zika and other insect-borne diseases around the world.
What can I do to help prevent deforestation in the Amazon? Making smart consumer choices in your neck of the woods can prevent deforestation far away
Dear EarthTalk: What can I do to help prevent deforestation in the Amazon even if I don’t live in the region? — Janine Greco, Nutley, NJ The fact that our climate, our air and our water know no national borders means that the forests are our mutual responsibility. We all depend on their services and we […]
Deforestation in tropical rainforests adds more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than the sum total of cars and trucks on the world’s roads.
Since the 1950s, Indonesia’s rainforests have decreased 42% due to palm oil farming. Isn’t it time we thought about how much palm oil we are purchasing?