The clearing of the Amazon rainforest surged to its highest levels in two decades under the Bolsonaro presidency. The newly elected Lula da Silva has vowed to halt deforestation, but it won’t be easy.
Peat is partially decomposed plant matter that has accumulated over thousands of years.
A 50-year experiment shows warmer, ‘thirstier’ air may have cut the lifespan of Queensland’s tropical trees in half since the 1980s.
Roughly 90% of species on Earth are believed to be undiscovered. Whether researchers will be able to identify them before they go extinct is unclear.
A single tree in a tropical forest has the same cooling effect as two air conditioners. Imagine how hot it gets when a whole forest is felled.