Tropical rainforests help slow down global warming, while trees in higher latitudes may cause more warming, a new study finds.
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.
Scientists have discovered the second species of bats with suckers attached to their feet allowing them to cling upright to smooth tree leaves.
Easter Islandâ€™s inhabitants may not have destroyed their own island. Instead, perhaps the Europeans were responsible.