Brazil has been throwing money at Amazonian cattle farmers, hoping they'll adopt 'greener' crops like fruit or corn. A new study shows why loans won't fix the environmental issue presented by ranches.
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.
Giant otters were prized for their dense fur.
ostill / shutterstock
Land animals were able to find refuge in the depths of the forest. But aquatic species weren't so lucky.
QUT researcher Kerrie Mengersen with hardware used to capture Amazon footage.
Virtual reality is enabling researchers to get first hand experience of remote environments, helping them make better decisions about their conservation.
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.
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.
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.
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…