Although rainforests cover only 2 percent of the earth’s surface, these ecological powerhouses are critical to pretty much every aspect of the planet’s health you can imagine—including our very existence. Here are 9 facts about rainforests you should know.
Rainforests are our best defense against climate change—but they’re being destroyed at a stunning rate. This video uses satellite imagery to reveal the scale of devastation of the Amazon.
A new report released by the World Resources Institute analyzes a potential solution to rampant deforestation: securing land rights for indigenous communities.
Our climate program director, Jeff Hayward, helps us make sense of two of the more complex—and controversial—elements of both President Obama’s new plan and the California system: cap-and-trade and the carbon market.