Deforestation happens when forests are permanently destroyed. The main culprits? Cutting down trees to make room for housing and urbanization, harvesting timber for commercial uses and creating room for cattle ranching or farming. In addition to destroying animal habitat, deforestation contributes to climate change and it also leads to soil erosion. Here is the latest science news about deforestation and how it is affecting our world.

Related Topics: Biodiversity, Agriculture, Global Warming

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