Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest accelerated significantly between 1991 and 2004, .... report concludes that imports of crude oil by the US are driving rainforest destruction in the Amazon and releasing significant greenhouse gases.
Brazil once had the highest deforestation rate in the world and in 2005 still had the largest area of forest removed annually. Since 1970, over 600,000 square kilometers (230,000 sq mi) of the Amazon rainforest have been destroyed.
Many rainforests in Central and South America have been burnt down to make ... and burn farming and is believed to account for 50% of rainforest destruction.
When we think of rainforests, most of us think of the tropics – those forests between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, including South America.
Jan 26, 2017 ... Since 1978 over 750,000 square kilometers (289,000 square miles) of Amazon rainforest have been destroyed across Brazil, Peru, Colombia, ...
Every year an area of rainforest the size of New Jersey is cut down and destroyed . The plants and animals that used to live in these forests either die or must find ...
Dear EarthTalk: Do you have current facts and figures about how much rainforest is being destroyed each day around the world, and for what purpose(s)? —Teri ...
"Deforestation, in other words, is an expression of social injustice " - Marcus Colchester. According to Professor Norman Myers, one of the foremost authorities ...