Deforestation

How does it effect the environment?

This is a picture of before and after deforestation

Brazil deforestation up to 28%
The annual deforestation rated Brazil a 28% increase in deforestation from August 2012- July 2013. The total area deforested in 2012-13 is 5,843 km^2. the area cleared in Mato Grosso raised 52% from 757 km^2 in 2012 to 1,149 km^2 in 2013.
This article explains that the amount of deforestation is increasing at a high rate in the tropical regions.
Brazil deforestation up to 28%, www.enn.com, Nov 21, 2013

Palm Oil now biggest cause of deforestation in Indonesia

Conversion of forests for palm oil production now appears to be the single largest driver of deforestation in Indonesia, accounting for roughly a quarter of forest loss between 2009 and 2011 asserts a new green peace report that causes the sectors main certification standard of failing to stop forest destruction.
This article explains that the reason tropical regions are being deforested is because of demand for products in other countries.
Palm oil now biggest cause of deforestation in Indonesia, www.enn.com, Sep 3, 2013

Bolivia, Madagascar, China see jump in forest loss
Loss of forest cover increased sharply in Bolivia, Madagascar, and Ecuador during the third quarter of 2013, according to an update from NASA scientists. NASA's quarterly indicator of the cover (QICC) a MODIS satellite-based product that underpins mongabay. Strong signals in the three tropical countries between July 1 and September 30, 2013: Bolivia (167% increase in deforestation relative to the year-earlier period) , Madagascar (126%), and Ecuador (38%).
This article explains that deforestation is something that exists everywhere, not just in a few places.
Bolivia, Madagascar, China see jump in forest loss, www.enn.com, Nov 4, 2013

Deforestation may hurt U.S agriculture, affect monsoon season
Unchecked deforestation will have far-reaching impacts on temperature, rainfall, and monsoon cycles in regions well outside the tropics, affecting agriculture and water availability warns a new report published by Greenpeace International. The report, titled "An impending storm: Impacts of deforestation on weather on weather patterns and agriculture", is a synthesis of dozens of recent scientific papers that assess the effects of forest cover loss on weather patterns, local climate, and agricultural productivity. while noting that there remains a great deal of uncertainty on how deforestation has the potentiel to disrupt weather and climate systems on a local, regional, and global scale.
This article explains that deforestation has negative affects on the environment and that will change the way we live unless we do something about it.
Deforestation may hurt U.S agriculture, affect monsoon season. www.enn.com Nov 6, 2013