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Deforestation: It's all about the trees
Deforestation is the mass destruction of trees.
Forests still cover about 30 percent of the world’s land area, but they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Between 1990 and 2016, the world lost 502,000 square miles of forest!
We need trees for a variety of reasons; they absorb not only the carbon dioxide that we exhale, but also the heat-trapping greenhouse gases that human activities emit.
Farming, grazing of livestock, mining, and drilling combined account for more than half of all deforestation.
If you want to help, examine the products and meats you buy, looking for sustainably produced sources when you can.