Indonesian peatlands are important to many people: farmers, bureaucrats, businesspeople, and conservationists. But preserving this value for everyone will mean listening to everyone's concerns.
A new survey has identified millions of hectares of forest in dryland areas, a finding that boosts the total global forest cover by 9% and has significant consequences for carbon budgets.
A new report calls U.S. forests an undervalued asset for slowing climate change. It warns that they are being degraded by logging for wood, paper and fuel, particularly in the Southeast.
Following his 2016 arrest, former Greens leader Bob Brown aims to show that Tasmania's anti-protest laws are in conflict with the constitution's implied right to political communication.
Pulp and paper production is a major industry with a large environmental footprint. Recently, though, paper companies have worked to reduce pollution and promote sustainable forestry and recycling.
From fisheries to forestry, there's a pattern to collapsing ecosystems and industries. If we can predict them, maybe we can avoid the damage.
A new mapping study shows that roads have sliced and diced almost the entire land surface of Earth, leaving huge areas prone to illegal logging, mining and hunting.
Illegal logging is a serious threat but new ways of detecting illegal timber could help save global forests.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's proposed changes to Australia's national environment act will significantly reduce judicial oversight on environmental decisions. Here's why that matters.
In a part of Washington state hit hard by extreme fire, a fire ecologist explains how prescribed burns and thinning can make the land more fire-resilient.
Restoring forest landscapes through active thinning and letting fires burn in order to minimize fire damage has proved harder and less effective than advocates believed, says historian of fire.
A review of more than 40 years of wildfire activity in the western U.S. demonstrates the potent effect drier, warming spring seasons, due to climate change, is having on wildfires.
The islands of São Tomé and Príncipe must work hard to protect their native forests from deforestation.
When Europeans first arrived in Australia's Southwest, they found vast tracts of huge jarrah trees. Now, after logging and dwindling rainfall, only a handful of these giants remain.
Tasmania's bushfires have hurt not only the state's forests, but also the honey industry that depends on access to the region's unique trees.
Adding a single wheat gene helps the American chestnut withstand a fungal pathogen that nearly wiped these hardwood trees out of the eastern forests they once dominated.
The GFC killed off Australia's timber plantation boom, leaving behind a million hectares of timber. But by recognising the carbon value in these trees, a new industry could grow in place of the old.
Sophisticated models and supercomputers allow researchers to create a high-fidelity map of the Earth's trees – and show that we’re losing billions of trees a year.
The US West – suffering one of the most damaging wildfire seasons this decade – needs to break with current practices to avert more costly and dangerous wildfires in the future.
Forests take longer than expected to rebound from droughts, diminishing their role as global carbon sinks.