2018 loss of tropical forest nearly as big as England

World / Science & Health Apr 26, 2019

2018 loss of tropical forest nearly as big as England

Last year humanity destroyed an expanse of tropical forest nearly the size of England, the fourth-largest decline since global satellite data become available in 2001, researchers reported Thursday. The pace of the loss is staggering — the equivalent of 30 football fields disappearing every minute ...

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Feb 15, 2019

Tasmania fires may wipe out ancient species

Tasmania's ancient rainforest and alpine flora species face an uncertain future, scientists have warned, after out-of-control bush fires consumed vast tracts of wild bush land. As authorities downgraded emergency warnings Friday, with wetter weather — and even some snow — bringing respite from more than ...