Be warned! Earth is losing ‘a football-field’s worth of rainforest every six seconds’
Since 2002, the Amazon has accounted for half of the destruction, but is the best hope for preserving what remains: study
Humans have degraded or destroyed roughly two-thirds of the world’s original tropical rainforest cover, new data reveals, raising alarm that a key natural buffer against climate change is quickly vanishing.
The loss is also a major contributor of climate-warming emissions, with the dense tropical forest vegetation representing the largest living reservoir of carbon...