Deforestation

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Morgan Stanley headquarters are seen June 9, 2009 in New York City. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
"As long as Morgan Stanley invests in companies like Exxon, Chevron, and Shell, they're investing in disasters like wildfires, hurricanes, and floods."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
cover image of WWF's Living Planet Report 2020
"In the midst of a global pandemic, it is now more important than ever to take...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Greenpeace flew over Amazonas and Rondônia on August 16, 2020 states to verify the effectiveness of a fire ban imposed by the Brazilian government last month. (Photo: Christian Braga/Greenpeace)
"Instead of combating criminal behavior and protecting Indigenous forest...

Further

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.