Because the interactions between trees, soils, crops and livestock can be positive or negative, their relationship must be balanced and understood.
Indigenous communities lived in the Amazon for thousands of years without chopping down their forests.
In the aftermath of fires or logging, conservation needs to focus on recovering the health of the remaining vegetation, not just the size of the forest or woodland.
The globe is greening as plants grow faster in response to rising carbon dioxide. But a new analysis shows they aren't using more water to do it - a rare piece of good news for our changing planet.
Agriculture and the pulp and paper industries, forestry and mining also contribute.
A new survey has identified millions of hectares of forest in dryland areas, a finding that boosts the total global forest cover by 9% and has significant consequences for carbon budgets.
We can manage the risks from bushfires far more effectively if we look at the ways different plant species control the the way the fires burn.
A huge El Niño on the horizon bodes ill for drought and forest fire.
Forests take longer than expected to rebound from droughts, diminishing their role as global carbon sinks.
Africa needs to step up the protection of its tropical forests.
Drug trafficking has been linked to deforestation in Central American countries, as forests are cut down to create transportation…