There are studies showing that farmers can have economic benefits from palm oil. However, they can also be impoverished by the commodity.
Humans have never known a world without the Araucaria. But rising temperatures and changing rainfall mean that the extinction of these majestic trees may be just a generation or two away.
Rainforest fires heat the planet, but the degraded forest left behind has far more consequences for the local environment.
Don't blame climate change for the 39,000 forest fires now incinerating huge tracts of the Brazilian Amazon. This environmental catastrophe is human-made and highly political.
Ghana's quest to fill a significant infrastructure deficit has led to a barter deal with China that threatens one of West Africa's most important environmental spaces.
Indonesia has permanently banned new clearing of primary forest and peatland. Here are three benefits of the policy.
Brazil's deforestation rate is back up. The UN Security Council has three main options.
The abandonment of crop farming fields isn't new. But some researchers say it's accelerated in the last two decades.
The impact of deforestation for oil palm plantations is well known – and now research has found the replanting process could be additional harm to biodiversity.
Palm oil production is a leading cause of deforestation in Asia, but an EU ban may make matters worse.
Soybean cultivation for animal feed is destroying rainforests across the world. Microalgae may be the Amazon's closest ally.
Forest communities have seen little or no change in improving livelihoods and stopping deforestation.
Many nations are restoring degraded tropical forests to slow climate change, protect endangered species and improve rural life. But those forests often are cleared again soon afterward.
The Drax biomass plant in Yorkshire is the first in the world to pioneer carbon capture and some specialists see it as it has a bright future. But hold the rosy headlines.
Lusala, a wild yam that many in Zambia rely on for consumption and trade, is gradually taking longer to find due to deforestation.
Zooming in on deforestation and other wild habitat loss can help us work out how best to protect wilderness.
Brazil's new president could clear the way for plans to develop remote areas around the Tapajos River basin over the objections of the indigenous people who live there.
Sloths love Cecropia trees. But a new study shows they may sometimes desert their favourite for other species.
Brazil's new president wants to sacrifice the environment, but he faces some constraints.
We are on track to reach 1.5°C of global warming within 16 years according to new data.