Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Amazon forest canopy at dawn in Brazil.
"We've found that one of the most worrying impacts of climate change has already begun."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Residents look on as flames burn through bush on Jan. 4, 2020 in Lake Tabourie, Australia.
"Emissions from fossil fuels and deforestation need to be reduced to ZERO to...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
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"Stop the Money Pipeline" campaign demands that banks, insurers, and asset...


Google, the World Resources Institute and 40 other organizations have launched Global Forest Watch, a website that tracks global deforestation in near-real-time. While the site's creators hope to improve forest management, the new ability to "peer into forests" also reveals telling, but mostly discouraging stories: The world has lost over 500 million acres of forest over the last decade, akin to 50 soccer fields every minute of every day, with only a tiny fraction regrown or replanted.