An atmospheric scientist and sailplane pilot describes why large areas of burned land can produce clouds and rainstorms.
With a massive territory to manage, all actions taken - to prevent, to detect and to fire fight - aren’t enough.
Scientists studied charcoal layers in the sediment of lake beds across the Rockies to track fires over time. They found increasing fire activity as the climate warmed.
As the risk of fires rises in areas once considered too wet to burn, it creates hazards for mountain communities and for downstream water supplies.
Because Brazil’s economic prosperity in the last two decades is increasingly linked to the Amazon’s good health, restoring the country’s economy is a critical first step toward ending deforestation.
Indonesia’s Peatland Restoration Agency is likely to have its tenure extended by four years. What has been achieved and what should the agency focus on for the next term?
Fires that burn the forest burn crops and pastures alike. But farmers in the eastern Amazon are left with few good options.
Villagers of Sumatra and Kalimantan relunctant to participate in peatland restoration, contributing to the recent forest fires in Indonesia.
Indonesia’s forest fires forensics, Bambang Hero Sahardjo, receives a prestigious award, John Maddox prize, opening hope for scientists to use scientific evidence for law enforcement.
Yerba mate is a wildly popular South American tea with a growing global market. Can this ‘superfood’ save Paraguay’s tropical forests, too?
With her climate strike, Greta Thunberg has upended climate politics and posed the key question of who are the real radicals in current discussions.
We have developed an online tool to help authorities identify which areas they should focus on for reducing forest fires and haze in order to maximize overall health benefits.
The government has reportedly set aside 180,000 hectares of land for construction of a new capital in East Kalimantan.
A forest professor tells his experience on the hardships of putting out peat fires in Indonesia
While the world watches the Brazilian Amazon burn, across the border in Bolivia it’s also ablaze.
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.
The Indonesian government should improve transparency and public access to land-use data, make the ban on new plantations on primary forests permanent, and give communities access to forests.
Increasingly severe losses for insurers due to climate change could result in a global financial crisis.
Donald Trump has threatened to use funds allocated for disaster relief to fund his border wall. It’s time to rethink how we frame disasters to stop politicians from using them for political gain.
Fires and logging changes forest soil structure for at least 30-80+ years, affecting everything from regrowth to carbon storage.