The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Natural Blaze
Americans have an obsession with chopping down trees. Whether it’s over pruning their yards or the corporate paving of paradise to put up a parking lot, trees go down. Trees collapse during natural disasters like hurricanes and fires. In other countries, though, the presence of trees can be the difference of life or death.
A University of Vermont-led study of 300,000 children in 35 nations says kids whose watersheds have greater tree cover are less likely to experience diarrheal disease, the second leading cause of death for children under the age of five.
Published in Nature Communications, the study is the first to quantify the connection between watershed quality and individual health outcomes of children at the global scale. The study was funded by the WWF, Rockefeller Foundation and other big-player NGOs who probably want to enforce Agenda 21. However, trees truly do clean watersheds, and the uncheckedpost was originally published on this site