According to a new study, human activity has been responsible for shaping the planet much before Industrial Revolution. It says that 1,000 years ago, human settlement transformed the face of forests eternally, as reported by Tech Times
Ancient forests in Arctic Norway have been recently discovered that date back to at least 400 Million years ago. The fossils are an exciting discovery. However, the UK scientists suggests that the trees found may be causing one of the largest shifts in the climate in the history of earth.
Global Forest Watch by The World Resources Institute is a new map that has been developed with an intention to accurately map the deforestation across the globe. The institute said a large number of groups are working to keep the project appropriately updated.
A team of 16 biologists from around the world discovered 60 new species including six frogs and 11 fish in Brazil and cataloged 1,378 plants, ants, fish, insects, birds, mammals and amphibians.