20 percent of Earth's original forests remain undisturbed 13 percent of original forests in the Pacific Northwest remain undisturbed 1 to 2 percent of original forests in the U.S. remain undisturbed 2.47 acres of rainforest are destroyed each second, an area approximately the size of two U.S. football fields 214,000 acres of rainforest are destroyed each day, an area larger than New York City 78 million acres of rainforest are destroyed each year, an area larger than Poland 5 to 10 percent of closed tropical forest species will go extinct per decade at current rates of tropical forest loss and …
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Josh Sevin is a graduate student in MIT's planning program. Previously, he was an editor at Greenwire environmental news service and a researcher for U.S. News.
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