Sacred trees are a cornerstone of our national identity. They transcend simple economics and sit at the centre of the sacred — sentinels in ceremony, birthing and burials.
Some Amazon deforestation is caused by recent policy, but there are also long-term issues.
Mass tree planting could affect precipitation patterns.
Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana produce almost two-thirds of the world’s cocoa, and face high rates of deforestation. But the cocoa industry could make changes to become more sustainable.
Palm oil is responsible for widespread deforestation and labor abuses, but it’s also cheap and incredibly useful. That’s why many advocates call for reforming the industry, not replacing it.
We know surprisingly little about the millions of animals, plants and birds that live in the Amazon – here’s how we can understand them better.
To protect natural ecosystems we will need a system that actually counteracts market forces.
Carbon has overshadowed forests in climate policies, leading to practices that appear green but actually harm forests.
Even this radical scenario wouldn’t be as effective as it may first seem.
Earth observation satellites can measure millimetre changes in sea level and track deforestation in near-real time.
NASA satellite images reveal the extent of gold-mining in Peru. This information can be used to shut down illegal mining and prevent environmental destruction and contamination.
Honduras is the most dangerous country in the world for environmental activists. Those who have opposed mining, hydroelectric, logging and tourism have faced violence and death.
A stable ecosystem of organic matter is the key to improving agricultural yields in the surrounding farmland and fighting climate change.
Scientists in Malaysia monitored a forest for 20 years after deforestation.
Global conservation efforts have suffered during the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s sadly ironic, because avoiding habitat loss is a cost-effective way to prevent pandemics.
Part of an Indigenous ancestral trail was cleared by a logging company last summer, despite it being a protected cultural site under Alberta law.
It’s possible to feed the world’s 7.8 billion people with more environmentally friendly farming practices. Here’s how.
By continuing to privilege economic growth over environmental and social sustainability, we are taking huge risks with our future.
Attempts to formalise charcoal production have been largely unsuccessful.
Demand for charcoal continues to increase in Kenya, it’s vital that the sector is better governed