While the Amazon may be the most famous rain forest in the world, it still holds many mysteries, including which tree species are the most common, which a new study has now identified.
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.
Deforestation could double the number of big floods in snowy regions in North America, a new study suggests.
Adventure and research meet as Robert Walker journeys throughout the Amazon to learn about the loss of tropical forests.
A team of researchers journeys to the Amazon to learn more about the logging industry and road networks that threaten rain forest sustainability.
A new look at a 95-million-year-old fossilized snake reveals two tiny leg bones attached to the slithery creature's pelvis.