Monday, May 06, 2019
Another Victim of Collapsing Biodiversity - Forests
They're essential for life on Earth. Forests help cleanse the air, removing CO2 and some other contaminants. They maintain soil balance and the water table. They provide habitat for populations of animals, fungi, and insects. The Amazon anchors the main hydrologic cycle for South America.
And they're disappearing at man's hand. Here you can see what crewmembers aboard the International Space Station have been observing from their craft's viewing cupola for years.