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Two palm oil plantations have recently been established in Peru, supplanting primary forest. Satellite imagery analysis shows extent of the massive development, which is led by a group of companies tied to plantation entrepreneur and United Cacao ...
For the sixth episode of its third season, HBO’s Emmy-winning news series, VICE, focused its lens on Indonesia’s palm oil industry. The episode, entitled, “Indonesia’s Palm Bomb,” follows VICE correspondent, Ben Anderson, as he investigates the ...
A couple of toy planes are out to catch illegal loggers and miners in the Amazon
.It's an awesome responsibility.Every year, illegal logging and mining in the Peruvian Amazon
destroy tens of thousands of acres of rain forest. The ...
China has been investing heavily in Latin America’s natural resources and crude oil. Recently, the country even pledged to invest $250 billion over the next decade to strengthen its presence in the region, and compete with the U.S. But this ...
Nearly two-thirds of the Amazon
rainforest is located in Brazil, making it the biggest component in the region's deforestation
rate. Helpfully, Brazil also has the best systems for tracking deforestation
, with the government and Imazon, a ...
Roads spread out like multi-fingered tendrils, eating into the surrounding forests of Cordillera Azul National Park, in the Department of Loreto in Peru. What is their purpose? Are they being built legally? If so, are they remaining within the ...
A high profile pledge by the world's largest meat company to limit deforestation
for cattle production in the Amazon
appears to be working, resulting in a dramatic increase in compliance with environmental registries and reduced forest clearing ...
Once seen as one of the biggest threats to the Amazon
rainforest, large meatpacking companies can become important players in slowing the rate of deforestation
.Preserving tropical forests, which store enormous amounts of carbon, is widely ...
Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest in Brazil, home to the world's largest herd of commercial beef cattle. But a new study led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Holly Gibbs shows that ...
The Brazilian rainforest could be effectively nationalised under a draft bill being considered by the country’s MPs.
The proposed legislation would recognise the sovereignty of Brazil over the Amazon
’s natural resources and set up a ...
The last great regions of pristine wilderness – from Asia to the Amazon
– are threatened by an unprecedented road-building programme financed by aggressive development banks with little interest in protecting the natural world, a leading ...
Many of the world's endangered animals live in only one place, making them hugely susceptible to environmental upset. One fell swoop, and entire species could disappear from existence forever. New analysis shows that possibility may be edging ...
Eleven places in the world will account of over 80% of deforestation
by 2030, according to a report published by WWF. Between 2010 and 2030 these deforestation
fronts could lose up to 170 million hectares of forest unless action is ...
Within the botanical menagerie that makes up the Amazon
rainforest, which is so important it's frequently dubbed the "lungs of the planet,' scientists have pinpointed a small number of tree species that are doing the heaviest breathing as they ...
New NASA data shows a jump in forest loss in two remote parks in the Peruvian Amazon
during the first three months of 2015.
NASA's Quarterly Indicator of Cover Change (QUICC), a MODIS satellite-based product that underpins Mongabay's ...
in the Brazilian Amazon
- the planet's largest rainforest - continues to pace well ahead of last year's rate, reveals data released by Imazon, a Manaus-based nonprofit.
According to Imazon's analysis of satellite data, ...
United Cacao didn't need authorization to clear its plantation near Tamshiyacu, said a court in Loreto, Peru, resolving for the time being one of a series of questions about the legality and environmental sustainability of companies connected ...
A new platform will provide critical near-real time information and analysis on emerging threats to forests in the non-Brazilian Amazon
Officially announced today, the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon
Project (MAAP) in an initiative ...
The CEO of a company listed on the London Stock Exchange, that aims to become the world’s largest producer of cocoa, is responsible for illegally clearing swathes of rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon
, according to a report by the Environmental ...
In Brazil water and electricity go together, and two years of scant rainfall have left tens of millions of people on the verge of water and power rationing, boosting arguments for the need to fight deforestation
in the Amazon
for soy production in the Brazilian Amazon
has slowed since the establishment of a deforestation
moratorium in 2006, clearing for soy has increased sharply in recent years in the Bolivian Amazon
; Paraguay's Chaco, a dry forest ...
Today, the state of New York announced that, after negotiations with the global agribusiness conglomerate Archer Daniels Midland, ADM will adopt a no-deforestation policy for soy and palm oil.
This is really freaking good news, and it ...
Without better local management, world's most iconic ecosystems are at risk of collapse under climate change, warn researchers.
Protecting places of global environmental importance such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Amazon
The amount of carbon the Amazon
's remaining trees removed from the atmosphere fell by almost a third last decade, leading scientists to warn that manmade carbon emissions would need to be cut more deeply to tackle climate change.
Fall in ...
Researchers warn that without better local management, some of the world's most iconic ecosystems may collapse under climate change.
It is well known that corals in the Great Barrier Reef, for example, are diminishing due to ocean ...