The projected loss of water storage on land as global temperatures rise is especially alarming in the Southern Hemisphere – and in parts of the US.
In the Amazon, beetles and flowering trees have developed a tight bond. Hundreds of beetle species thrive off of and pollinate blossoms, helping to maintain some of the highest biodiversity on Earth.
Humans have caused ecosystems to collapse on purpose for millennia, to grow food or build settlements. But unplanned collapses are a different matter.
To understand the barriers endangered species face when trying to traverse their habitat, it helps to think of their environment like an electrical circuit board.
Massive study looked at more than half a million trees in 813 forests across the tropics.
Two hundred years of forced dispossession cannot erase millennia of land ownership and connection to country.
A new method of using camera traps has brought good and bad news for conservationists.
Population growth and attendant human activities are destroying a freshwater ecosystem.
About 24,000 square miles of Amazon rainforest have been deforested over the last decade.
As deforestation rates in Brazil rise, it's worth asking whether the country can repeat the successes of the last decade. Current trends don't bode well.
After five centuries of extraction, the Amazon region stands on the brink.
Not only can plants survive fire, they can use the experience of being burned to prepare themselves for future blazes.
Play and learning are one and the same for Mbendjele children.
While the world watches the Brazilian Amazon burn, across the border in Bolivia it’s also ablaze.
The Amazon is burning at record levels, and land clearing is to blame. The good news: we already know what we need to do to stop it.
The short answer is that leeches need blood to grow and reproduce. But it's in their interests to do it carefully, without causing too much pain, and in spots that are hard to find.
Zooming in on deforestation and other wild habitat loss can help us work out how best to protect wilderness.
A recent spate of attacks have left local people scared for their safety in rural Madagascar, threatening vital conservation work in the nearby rainforest.
Rainforests may have played far more of a role in shaping human evolution than previously thought.
Brazil has set itself a target of restoring almost 50,000 sq km of the Amazon rainforest by 2030. But it won't get there without changing its policies and how it engages with local people.