Category Archives: Deforestation

Stopping Deforestation Can Prevent Pandemics

Destroying habitats makes viruses and other pathogens more likely to infect humans. SARS, Ebola and now SARS-CoV-2: all three of these highly infectious viruses have caused global panic since 2002—and all three of them jumped to humans from wild animals … Continue reading

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Deforestation leads to big hikes in local temperature

Researchers have discovered a correlation between deforestation and local temperature changes in many temperate mid-latitude locations around the world. These increases were particularly high in North America. The study found that deforestation in heavily cleared regions of the central U.S. … Continue reading

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