Amazon River Basin covers more than 7 million square kilometres in South America, making it the largest in the world.
Deforestation is large-scale cutting of trees from a forested area, leaving bare areas susceptible to erosion.
Endangered forests are the most valuable forests on the globe, forests that would be irreparably harmed by industrial resource extraction. In practical terms, this means these forests are “no go” and “no buy” woods.
Evapotranspiration is the term used to describe two processes in the hydrologic cycle (see below); Water loss from the soil-plant system, through soil evaporation and plant transpiration, is the sum of the methods.