Calls to ban palm oil could get a very different response among people who live in the same forests as orangutans.
Boycotting palm oil would increase production of other crops, such as soy, which actually require more land.
Eating meat damages the environment and has been linked with higher risk of disease, but you don't have to go vegan to make a difference to your health and the planet.
Brazil's president-elect wants to roll back environmental laws, saying they hurt rural growth. But preventing Amazonian deforestation has actually made farmland more productive.
Planting trees is a popular way for companies to clean up their image. Unfortunately, it may cause more problems than it solves.
The Rohingya have long seen Bangladesh as a place of refuge from persecution in Myanmar.
How can there be boom in new species discoveries while others are dying out at unprecedented rates?
Zambia's rosewood forests are being decimated but it's still not reaping the full benefits of exporting the coveted wood to China.
Shade trees buffer cocoa plants from heat and water stresses, and create conditions that benefit their growth.
But often these new 'forests' have only grown thanks to increased deforestation abroad.
Tropical deforestation can release a huge amount of carbon into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change.
A mythical Amazonia of lost tribes or lost cities is easy to challenge on a factual basis, but such objections appear rather feeble in the face of the power of cliché.
Thousands of dirt roads crisscross the Brazilian Amazon, serving ranchers, loggers and miners. The area's fragile waterways — and the spectacular fish that live in them — pay a high price.
Forest fires emit twice as much carbon in the Brazilian Amazon as deforestation, according to new research.
Australian government environmental funding has decreased by a third since 2013. At the same time, Australia is experiencing massive species loss as funding for the sector dries up.
This massive savannah needs restoration but we can't rely on food companies to do the hard work.
Chinese investment is driving an unprecedented investment boom in global infrastructure. But despite its claims to be pursuing green development, China's building bonanza is harming the planet.
A bold new commitment from the cocoa and chocolate industry to end deforestation is welcome. But we must avoid blaming the farmers.
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.
Deforestation has wiped out most other predators, so the lizards have lots of food and little competition.