Monday, August 20, 2012

Latin America lost nearly 260,000 square kilometers (100,000 square miles) of forest — an area larger than the state of Oregon — between 2001 and 2010, finds a new study that is the first to assess both net forest loss and regrowth across the Caribbean, Central and South America. Guatemala is the second to the worst hit (see chart below). 

This disturbing trend can be more closely watched thanks to geo-mapping. Read more at

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