Log barges with illegally felled timber, waiting to be loaded onto the “Harbour Gemini” ship in Paia inlet, Papua New Guinea,
AP Image/Greenpeace, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert
The federal government is considering watering-down laws against importing illegal timber, but this flies in the face of international evidence.
It’s as if Socrates’ remark that 'the trees teach me nothing' is very much still the attitude today.
Bob Brown was arrested under an anti-protest law after refusing to obey police directions to leave a forestry coup at Lapoinya State Forest.
Bob Brown's successful High Court challenge to an anti-protest law in Tasmania will cause many states to review their own protest laws.
A fire recently tore through an Italian memorial to Mussolini made of trees.
A forest that is also a disturbing memorial to Mussolini recently burned down.
A total 91 per cent of men surveyed at work sites in northern British Columbia said they were interested in learning about healthy eating.
A new workplace wellness program leverages masculine interests and targets blue-collar men - with success.
Avoiding fires in Indonesia’s peatlands should be a common goal of everyone involved.
Antara Foto/Jessica Helena Wuysang/ via REUTERS
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 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.
Cypress swamp near Mandeville, Louisiana.
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.
Bob Brown was arrested in January 2016 at a forestry protest in Tasmania; charges were later dropped.
AAP Image/Forests of Lapoinya Action Group
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.
Plant worker at Gorham Paper & Tissue, Gorham, New Hampshire, 2015.
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.
Victoria’s mountain ash ecosystem is vulnerable to collapse.
From fisheries to forestry, there's a pattern to collapsing ecosystems and industries. If we can predict them, maybe we can avoid the damage.
Timber stockpiled along a logging road.
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.
Telling an illegal log from another is no easy feat.
Illegal logging is a serious threat but new ways of detecting illegal timber could help save global forests.
Ecological sustainability is at the core of Australia’s Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.
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.
An airtanker in the Chelan Butte wildfire in August 2015.
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.
Wildfires are getting bigger and more costly. Can we return them to a less dangerous state by looking to the past?
U.S. Department of Agriculture
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.
Intense: driven by drier conditions and earlier spring melts, wildfires are getting more potent.
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 forests of Sao Tome and Principe are being lost at an alarming rate.
The islands of São Tomé and Príncipe must work hard to protect their native forests from deforestation.
Western Australia’s few remaining giant jarrahs are increasingly lonely monuments to the forest’s towering past.
Amanda Slater/Wikimedia Commons
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.
Leatherwood flowers give Tasmanian honey its unique taste.
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.