Village Forests under the Social forestry Scheme can not only reduce poverty but also deforestation, study finds.
Researchers found that palm oil plantations up to five years old were more harmful to the climate than already established ones.
Building connections and grassroots efforts will sustain conservation over the long term.
New research shows that slowing deforestation is the most essential step for saving Madagascar's lemurs, and can help protect them against the longer-term threat of climate change.
About 24,000 square miles of Amazon rainforest have been deforested over the last decade.
Instead of boycotting palm oil, source it from pastureland and not recently logged forests.
Politicians and the media often stoke tensions between the city and the country. Nowhere is this more common than on the issue of land clearing – and the consequences can be tragic.
Yerba mate is a wildly popular South American tea with a growing global market. Can this 'superfood' save Paraguay's tropical forests, too?
The cleared land of Paraguay's Chaco forest produces everyday products like charcoal and leather that are sold abroad to consumers who may never know the unsavory origins of their purchases.
California's new plan to fight global climate change is innovative. But it raises tricky ethical questions with no easy answers.
Himalayan villages are growing food in the forests, a traditional model that can fight both land clearing and world hunger.
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.