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Brazil claims mining and logging will boost the economy and help it protect the environment. But there is little evidence this works.
The Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world.
Last week Brazil opened thousands of kilometres of previously protected Amazon rainforest to mining, in a bid to combat ongoing political and economic disasters.
A coolabah forest in Western Australia – one of the world’s previously unrecognised dryland forests.
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.
Bill Nye the Science Guy leads a crowd of scientists in the April 22 2017 March on Science in Washington, DC.
Scientists from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe take on the White House with facts from the ground they stand on.
A Yanomami woman cultivates a medicinal tree.
William Milliken, RBG Kew
New research shows how ancient rainforest cultures have left their mark on today's plantlife.
A yellow-shouldered grosbeak tucks into a katydid (bush cricket) lunch high in the rainforest canopy.
Alexander C. Lees
Bird diversity may be the secret to forest resilience.
When Two Worlds Collide
A new documentary examines indigenous activism in Peru – calling attention to the dark side of the country's economic boom.
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With the economy in its worst slump for decades, environmental protection may be on the chopping block.
A red-and-green macaw in the Amazon.
New data have revealed a disturbing trend in forest loss: the hearts of the world's forests are disappearing. To stop them bleeding out, we'll have to say 'no' to some developments.
Indigenous children depict fish in the sea at a pre-Paris rally in Sao Paulo.
Nacho Doce / Reuters
The country must protect its huge forests from fires and logging.
Nacho Doce / Reuters
Indonesia's haze made global headlines but an intense dry season has also sparked major fires in Brazil.
Forests are vital to life on earth.
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Forest loss has halved over the past 30 years according to the 2015 Global Forest Resources Assessment, released yesterday.
We know a lot about what climate change will do, but ‘when’ is a tougher question.
What we think we know, don't know and things that might surprise us about climate change and the environment.
Observations from space have shown the world overall is getting greener despite deforestation and drought.
A new investigation of satellite records reveals that the Earth is getting greener, despite ongoing deforestation in Indonesia and South America.
Winning lots of battles – if not the war.
Fernando Bizzera Jr / EPA
Native groups in a remote corner of Peru just took over 14 oil wells for a month.
A ranger looks at the skull of an elephant killed by poachers - a frequent side-effect of development projects that open up remote forests to human access.
The G20 has pledged to spend more than US$60 trillion on new infrastructure in the next 15 years, much of which will affect pristine areas. Without a solid plan, the environmental toll could be huge.
Manaus: too hot for Englishmen?
The relationship between the Brazilian city of Manaus and the English football team didn’t get off to a great start. Before the World Cup draw in December last year, England manager Roy Hodgson said he…
As the trees go, so do the microbes.
Beneath the lush forests of the Amazon is a whole different level of diversity that new research says may be one of the keys to understanding how to stem the global impacts of deforestation. The Amazon…