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Preliminary data released by the Brazilian government suggests that deforestation in Earth's largest rainforest slowed 18 percent over the past year.
Figures published Wednesday by Brazil's National Space Research Institute (INPE) show ...
In the 1990s, the world watched with alarm as vast tracts of tropical rainforest were torn down for timber and croplands, dug up for minerals and energy, and flooded for hydroelectric projects. Conservation groups, governments, philanthropists, ...
A book alleging massive corruption by Sarawak's long-time ruler, Abdul Taib bin Mahmud, is being released despite apparent legal threats against the book's publisher and author.
Money Logging, written by the Bruno Manser Fund's executive ...
In the mid-1990s I visited a magnificent tract of lowland rainforest in Malaysian Borneo. Some of my fondest memories are from that forest
: hiking under the towering trees, wading in the crystal-clear streams, and delighting in its spectacular ...
Covert GPS surveillance of timber trucks by Amazon
campaigners has revealed how loggers are defeating attempts to halt deforestation in the world’s greatest rainforest. Raids by law
enforcement officers are expected early on Wednesday morning, ...
As the fires rage, the helicopters of the environmental police at this outpost in the Brazilian Amazon
cannot even take off some mornings because the sky is so thick with smoke. The plumes, sent up by the burning of the forest
to clear land for ...
Environmental icon Marina Silva may struggle to advance her environment agenda if elected president.
Marina Silva rose from poverty deep in the Amazon
jungle to become a prominent politician and the advocate who kick-started Brazil’s ...
From the Andes to the Amazon
, Peru houses some of the world's most spectacular forest
s. Proud and culturally-diverse indigenous tribes inhabit the interiors of the Peruvian Amazon
, including some that have chosen little contact with the outside ...
Since 2008, governments have invested $1.64 billion in funds to kick-start REDD+, or Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation, the global effort to conserve the world's forest
s in order to better mitigate climate change. However, a ...
Indigenous groups call for land rights in wake of assassinations of Edwin Chota Valera and three other leadersPeruvian authorities have pulled more human remains from a remote river in the Amazon
, which may belong to one of the four ...
PUCALLPA, Peru-Tribal people in a remote headwaters region in the Peruvian Amazon
are reacting with defiance and despair to the recent brutal murders of four community leaders who were ambushed on a jungle trail near the border with ...
IN 1998 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, then Brazil’s president, said he would triple the area of the Amazon
set aside for posterity. At the time the ambition seemed vain: Brazil was losing 20,000 square kilometres (7,700 square miles) of ...
Finally there's good news on climate change: We have part of the solution, and it's already working.
For a long time, experts have theorized that indigenous people in forest
communities and their management of these forest
s are critical ...
An interview with Brian Machovina, a part of our on-going Interviews with Young Scientists series.
Brian Machovina and one of his drones, which he flew over banana plantations to study stressors and productivity. Photo by Brian ...
An investigation conducted by the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) has concluded that after a year of a supposed crackdown, the EU is still failing to uphold its own law
to stop the trade of illegal timber.
According to the report, only ...
Trees in Indonesia are disappearing at twice the rate reported by the nation's government, according to a new analysis of deforestation rates. The data also suggests that the nation's 2011 regulations to halt deforestation were largely ...
Since 2005, the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest
Degradation program (REDD+) has functioned as a mechanism to financially incentivize the preservation of forest
lands in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But beyond its ...
IN THE 1990s, when an area of Brazilian rainforest the size of Belgium was felled every year, Brazil was the world’s environmental villain and the Amazon
ian jungle the image of everything that was going wrong in green places. Now, the Amazon
Illegally logged timber in Brazil is being laundered on a massive and growing scale and then sold on to unwitting buyers in the UK, US, Europe and China, Greenpeace claimed on Thursday.
After a two-year investigation, the environmental ...
The Brazilian government published a final set of regulations on the use of its forest
s on Tuesday that could push farmers to restore a huge amount of illegally cleared native vegetation and encourage the use of "tradeable forest
credits" to help ...
Mark Kitchell’s 1990 Oscar nominated documentary, Berkeley in the Sixties, covered the campus activism that disrupted the House Un-American Activities Committee’s hearings, launched the Free Speech Movement, fought the police at People’s Park and ...
Nigel Sizer has worked on the forefront of global forest
issues for decades. Currently, he is the Global Director of the World Resource Institute’s (WRI) Forest
s Program, whose projects include the Global Forest
Watch, the Forest
As Brazil struggles to solve land disputes between Indians and farmers on the expanding frontier of its agricultural heartland, more tensions over forest
and mineral resources are brewing in the remote Amazon
The government of President ...
In YAWEPARE, Ecuador -- An oil pipeline runs through this village to a Chinese rig at the end of the road. At night, when the rig is pumping, the pipeline is too hot to touch, but villagers say that in the morning, it's a good place to dry ...
Alex Lacerda and Paulo Maués drive a silver pickup to an outdoor sawmill near the edge of the Amazon
rainforest. Carrying 12-gauge shotguns, they step out and approach a shack, knock and enter cautiously. They are agents for Brazil’s ...