Norway recently became the first country to “ban” deforestation. Deforestation is clearly a global issue that has many ramifications for the environment. What, if anything, can we do to slow the rate of deforestation in the US and throughout the world?

Prescott Valley, AZ Correspondent-Deforestation has been a practice in developing countries and the United States for some time, and it has impacted the environment in both positive and negative ways. Most of the ill effects of deforestation are caused by corporations, companies, and individuals wanting to extract as many valuable resources and other byproducts as they can from heavily forested areas. They quickly move on to other spaces while using unsafe and illegal practices, which not only perpetuate greed, unchecked deforestation, and inefficient agricultural procedures, but government neglect. Continue reading