On CNN, about the rainforest:
The Amazon is larger than the continental United States
Amazon is 40% the size of Brazil, which is equivalent to the continental US. Thus, the Amazon forest would cover only 40% of the US. Shame on you cnn... [-X
(*) The Amazon (plus Solimões) river(s) extend for almost 6,000 km. They would cross the continental US coast-to-coast.