As the forests disappeared so did the buffer that separates humans from animals and the pathogens they harbor.
Natural Resources & Wildlife
It protects important wilderness right outside of Los Angeles, while giving 15 million people access to nature.
A federal judge is slapping BP with the maximum civic penalty as communities finally get $627 million to begin restoration.
Yes, more than half of our planet's wildlife is gone in just two generations, and many are focused on bringing them back.
Species on land and in water are moving and changing, and scientists aren't sure how to help.
Not surprisingly, it's a third smaller than he originally proposed, but still is the largest protected ocean area in the world.
In a longshot win, a judge ruled that Wyoming can't manage wolves because of its hostile kill-on-sight policies.
The biggest animal on earth is back to historic numbers off the west coast, and the ozone hole is significantly smaller for the first time.
Beekeepers are demanding $450 million in a class action suit.
Bats could be recovering In caves first hit by the fungus; scientists are cautiously optimistic.