Nearly three quarters of the earth’s forested lands lie less than one kilometer from the edge of the forest.
In 1817, a German biologist named Johann Baptist von Spix set out for Brazil, together with his colleague, a German botanist named Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, and a group of Austrian
Cocoa is the primary ingredient in everything from the most delicious, delicate of Swiss chocolates to the most run-of-the-mill, mundane of Hershey’s Kisses, and one third of the world
Some four million square kilometers of Earth’s tropical forests have been designated for logging. That’s an area larger than the size of India.
On Sunday this week, the Guardian reported that deforestation in the Brazilian portion of the Amazon rainforest spiked by 190 percent over the last couple of months.
Deforestation is bad, according to just about everybody in the world who isn’t actively engaged in cutting down a tree right now.
It is universally agreed in conservation circles that when forests are razed to make room for roads or agriculture, the consequences for biodiversity are dire.
Too often, the needs of an increasing population are at odds with the needs of the environment. More people means more mouths to feed.
Fish rely on forests for their very survival. That’s because, in a way, they eat them. Debris from forests finds their way into rivers, lakes, and streams.
After the United States, Brazil takes the silver medal for beef production.