The Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico have been hit hard by storms this year. But while recent flooding and landslides have claimed more than 1,000 lives in Haiti, where highlands have been stripped of trees, the human cost in the other two countries — where hilltop forests thrive — has been much lower. read more 

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon Basin

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon basin
Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT)/CGIAR
Source: Science
24 September 2004 | EN