Research shows the clearing of forests on Indonesia's Sulawesi island threatens the existence of endemic primates.
Green diesel may be intended to reduce emissions but it is not necessarily environmentally and socially sound.
Because the forecast for rainfall in the Rift Valley basin is a rising trend, the lake levels look set to rise even more in the future.
Forest that has been disturbed – but not cleared – by logging or fire can be hard to spot from satellites.
Forests provide an essential buffer between people and wildlife — and the viruses they carry. Global agriculture is destroying forests, harming biodiversity and may be putting human life at risk.
Conservation and development scheme REDD+ has manifested as a series of models, which increases its perceived success and enables it to continue despite not delivering on its wide-reaching promises.
The age of a forest can influence how effectively it offsets our emissions.
In general, the larger the tree, the more carbon it stores.
A new study estimates that $22 billion to $30 billion dollars per year needs to be spent to maintain forests and reduce the likelihood of a pathogen jumping from wildlife to humans.
The coconut – an icon of unspoiled tropical idylls – causes more environmental harm than many people realise.
Zimbabwe's policy makers believe that deforestation is a threat to the economy, but citizens believe environmental degradation is an outcome of the country's dire political and economic situation.
Mining strips nitrogen from the soil and means the forest struggles to grow back even after mines are abandoned.
Forests must improve communities’ livelihoods to rise as a sustainable management solution
Yellow fever, malaria and Ebola all spilled over from animals to humans at the edges of tropical forests. The new coronavirus is the latest zoonosis.
New findings show how changes in land use have complex effects on animal and plant species.
Precautions must be taken to realise the full advantage of the benefits associated with trees.
A repeat of 2019's disastrous fire season is possible in 2020, and it would have dire consequences.
Before you stock the pantry with chocolate this Easter, think twice about whether it's ethically produced.
Mennonites settled in Paraguay's arid Chaco forest a century ago, fleeing religious persecution. Their agricultural success is now driving deforestation, social change and rapid development.
A new study finds 70% of Amazonian dung beetles were killed by the severe fire and droughts of 2015 to 2016. By spreading seeds and poop, dung beetles fertilize forests and aid regrowth of vegetation.