The history of the rubber 'boom' reveals why.
Forest fires emit twice as much carbon in the Brazilian Amazon as deforestation, according to new research.
A drying climate caused a mass extinction among plants, but paved the way for the ancestors of modern reptiles, mammals, and birds.
They are contesting the maps that deny them territorial rights.
Some leaves are millimetres across, and others are a metre square. An international study has found the essential factors controlling leaf variations.
It's crucial to know the relationship between biodiversity and carbon storage to assess whether carbon-focused conservation will also protect the most biodiverse forests.
Tiny frogs that have spread across New Guinea's isolated mountains could face an uncertain future if a warming climate pushes them higher up the peaks.
Combining new technologies, including Global Forest Watch, a Forest Monitoring App and Participatory 3D Modelling, brings out traditional knowledge of the elders.
New research shows how ancient rainforest cultures have left their mark on today's plantlife.
Metallic starlings – not the kind that live in your roof – breed in huge colonies that draw thousands of animals.
The world has lost 10% of its wilderness areas in the past 20 years and, with it, vast stores of carbon.
Queensland's Wet Tropics are home to a dizzying range of plant and animal species, but are at risk of being overrun by yellow crazy ants.
Australia may have reputation for vast areas of wilderness, but in reality the continent's ecosystems have been chopped and diced. Now we need to protect what's left.
Indonesia's haze made global headlines but an intense dry season has also sparked major fires in Brazil.
While Indonesia has taken steps to address the worst forest fires in living memory, a new palm oil alliance with Malaysia threatens to take a giant leap back.
Africa's savannas provide high potential for farming development but this needs to be done in a smart manner to not worsen climate change.
A huge El Niño on the horizon bodes ill for drought and forest fire.
Forest loss has halved over the past 30 years according to the 2015 Global Forest Resources Assessment, released yesterday.
We're heading for mass extinctions in the world's most diverse ecosystem.
What we think we know, don't know and things that might surprise us about climate change and the environment.