Effective use of genomic identification could revolutionize the control of the illegal timber trade.
Green anacondas are the world’s heaviest snakes, and among the longest. it’s remarkable this hidden species has slipped under the radar until now.
Trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest depend heavily on primates for their survival, but agriculture and deforestation are threatening them both.
The most comprehensive Australian carbon budget assessment completed to date shows the nation flip-flops from source to sink of carbon emissions, depending on the prevailing conditions.
It might seem counterintuitive to suggest timber harvesting when the goal is to restore forests, but that gives landholders the economic incentive to protect and manage forests over time.
When forest communities have secure rights and tenure, the results can be miraculous.
Record emissions are fast shrinking the remaining amount of carbon dioxide we can emit if we are to limit global warming. At current rates, we’ll use up the budget for a 1.5°C outcome in seven years.
Food systems are increasingly disrupted by climate disasters, while also being a major contributor to climate change. World leaders at COP28 vowed to do something about it.
Diminishing forests reduces the capacity of the Amazon and Cerrado to regulate rainfall patterns. That’s bad for communities, but also bad for business and global food security.
Rubber plantations are replacing forests, particularly in tropical regions.
News about the growing ecological crisis may cause people to feel grief and fear. It is understandable to seek relief from these feelings and look for good news. But what if grief is the good news?
Smallholder farmers are bearing the brunt of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa. Deliberate steps are required to support them and boost agricultural output,
Wars are multiplying – and the damage these conflicts do isn’t just immediate. They leave long-term environmental damage
Environmental degradation and altered landscapes, both due to human action and climate change, increase the incidence of already known diseases and the risk of new zoonoses emerging
New research identifies what needs to be done to stop failing forests.
Getting serious about protecting global biodiversity requires not just policy but a revolution in how we talk about, and with, our planet’s forests.
A combination of climate change, a strong El Niño and an insistence on works of enormous impact are contributing to an unprecedented and extremely urgent situation in the region
A new study suggests a radical rejigging of where food is grown. But is such a world even possible?
You might look at the task ahead of weaning ourselves off fossil fuels and despair. But we’ve changed energy sources many times before – and it’s never a straightforward process.
A therapist shares advice for harnessing your stress over climate change and other environmental harms and putting it to work.