What Ancient Maya Forests Can Tell Us About Our Future — Repeating Islands

A report by Maddie Stone for Earther. More than 3,000 years ago, the ancient Maya spread across the Yucatán Peninsula and neighboring areas, clearing rainforest for agriculture and cities as they went. Though their civilization mysteriously collapsed around the ninth century, it left an indelible mark on the region’s tropical rainforests, one that presents a warning to people clear-cutting […]

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