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Planting Trees: Deforestation 101
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Planting Trees: Deforestation 101

Natural forests are home to most of the world's land-dwelling plants and animals, but people have cut down more than 80% of them.

If no one can stop the destruction, the consequences will be worsening pollution, poverty, drought, and global warming. Get the details.

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How Brazil Is Halting Deforestation in the Amazon

How Brazil Is Halting Deforestation in the Amazon

With satellites, helicopters, and armed teams of agents, Brazil is trying to slow the deforestation that has made it a giant of agriculture. More...

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The Guardian
Badger Wood

Badger Wood

What will happen to the plants and animals of Badger Forest when a new road runs through it? Find out in this interactive cartoon. More...

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Woodland Trust
Interview with Wangari Maathai

Interview with Wangari Maathai

Meet the first African woman to win a Nobel Prize. Maathai led an organization which planted more than 30 million trees in Africa. More...

Profile
The Nobel Foundation
Madagascar Deforestation

Madagascar Deforestation

A man whose job is to fly over beautiful places, shows us what's happening to forests on the island of Madagascar and in other parts of the world. More...

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Conservation International
Madagascar’s Bamboo Lemurs Fight for Survival

Madagascar’s Bamboo Lemurs Fight for Survival

Slash-and-burn farming and deforestation have put the greater bamboo lemur on the endangered species list. Yet, the effects of climate change on their teeth is what "may ultimately doom the species." More...

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NPR
Rainforest Deforestation: Photo Gallery

Rainforest Deforestation: Photo Gallery

See what deforestation really means. From around the world, here are photos of rainforests torn up for logging and agriculture. More...

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National Geographic
Scientist Profile: Mud Scientist

Scientist Profile: Mud Scientist

Laura Triplett studies how clear cutting of forests by early settlers and today's large developments affect the environment and the water quality of Minnesota's St. Croix River. More...

Profile
DragonflyTV/PBS
Sneak Peek: Easter Island

Sneak Peek: Easter Island

When the people of Easter Island destroyed their trees, they destroyed their society. That deforestation might have had several causes. Take a look. More...

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NOVA/PBS
Team WILD

Team WILD

The science superheroes of Team WILD need your help. Play this game to protect and conserve our planet’s species and habitats from destruction. Read the related topic of reforestation.
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