Due to human destruction, tropical forests, long considered to be "carbon sinks," now produce more carbon emissions each year than all U.S. cars and trucks combined, according to a study published Thursday in Science.
By Teresa Carey
In just two decades, the world has lost about a tenth of its wilderness, according to a new study.
By Leigh Anne Tiffany
A pilot program, which paid households in 60 villages to refrain from cutting down trees, put a significant dent in the pace of deforestation in the test area.
By Making Sen$e Editor
WASHINGTON -- Brazil pledged Tuesday to restore millions of acres of forests and expand renewable energy use, as the United States and Brazil worked to build momentum toward a budding global climate treaty.
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
From the Amazon to the Philippines, world’s tropical forests are vanishing at a much faster rate than previously reported, says a new study of satellite images of 80 percent of the world’s tropical forests.
By Xander Landen
Indonesia has the highest deforestation rate in the world, according to a study published in the journal "Nature Climate Change" in June.
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