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Aiming to be the world’s largest purveyor of sustainable cacao, a company is developing a plantation in the Amazon
that scientists say comes at the expense of primary forest
A cacao grower with roots in Southeast Asia’s palm oil
A commodity boom has helped pull millions out of poverty across South America over the past decade. It has also unleashed a new scramble for oil
, minerals and cropland that is accelerating deforestation and fuelling a new wave of land conflicts ...
2014 was a landmark year for tropical rainforest
s, with dozens of major companies committing to eliminating deforestation from their supply chains, the launch of new platforms for monitoring forests, and sharp drop in clearing in the Brazilian ...
Ecuador halted environmental cooperation deals with Germany worth some 43 million euros to the Latin American country after German lawmakers tried to visit an Amazon rainforest
recently opened for oil
production, the foreign minister said on ...
Global climate negotiators have gathered in Lima, Peru, for the annual United Nations climate change conference COP 20, to discuss how to combat climate change and who should pay for curbing the world's fossil fuel emissions.
There is a ...
Democracy Now! is broadcasting from the United Nations climate summit in Lima, Peru, where high-level talks have just gotten under way. Here is the coverage from today:
Putting People Before Profit: Thousands March in Peruvian People’s ...
Indigenous organizations and international human rights activists say Peru is failing to protect the rights of indigenous people in its Amazon rainforest
, putting at risk the individuals and the carbon stored in their lands.The report, ...
Deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon
increased significantly last year, says a top official.Speaking to the press at U.N. climate change talks in Lima, Gustavo Suarez de Freitas of MINAM, Peru's environment ministry, said 145,000 hectares ...
The Brazilian soy industry has extended its deforestation moratorium for another 18 months.
The moratorium, which was established in 2006 after a high-profile Greenpeace campaign, bars conversion of forests in Brazilian Amazon
for soy ...
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 ...
A recent documentary, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, asks why most leading environmental organizations are ignoring a leading cause of environmental damage.
In 90 minutes, co-producers Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn argue that our ...
From the Andes to the Amazon
, Peru houses some of the world's most spectacular forests. Proud and culturally-diverse indigenous tribes inhabit the interiors of the Peruvian Amazon
, including some that have chosen little contact with the outside ...
Cargill, one of the world's largest agricultural companies, has extended its zero deforestation commitment for palm oil
to all commodities it produces.
The commitment, announced Tuesday at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, ...
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 forests in order to better mitigate climate change. However, a ...
Climate change scientists have a new high-rise tower window on the Amazon rainforest
to capture children`s imaginations by giving them a view from the top. The towering structure gives teachers a chance to start conversations in the classroom ...
Since the birth of agriculture thousands of years ago, humans have cut down the world's forests to grow food and expand their population.But now experts believe the end of our "war on trees" is in sight amid what some are calling a new ...
"The best thing you could do for the Amazon
is to blow up all the roads.' These might sound like the words of an eco-terrorist, but it's actually a direct quote from Eneas Salati, a forest climatologist and one of Brazil's most respected ...
The world's undisturbed forests are being degraded at an "alarming speed", researchers said on Thursday, as they released new analysis showing an area three times the size of Germany was affected by logging and infrastructure development in the ...
IN 1998 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, then Brazil’s president, said he would triple the area of the Amazon
ian forest set aside for posterity. At the time the ambition seemed vain: Brazil was losing 20,000 square kilometres (7,700 square miles) of ...
Air pollution caused by fires set for land-clearing on Sumatra has become a regularly occurrence in Southeast Asia, spurring hand-wringing in Singapore and Malaysia over health effects and worries among environmentalists over the climate impacts. ...
Indigenous tribesmen living deep in the Peruvian rainforest
have emerged into the outside world to seek help, after suffering a murderous attack by probable drug traffickers.
The contact took place across the border in Brazil and was ...
Yasuni National park has been in the conservation spotlight in recent years, with oil
drilling threatening the forests and wildlife of this biodiversity hotspot. Recently, disturbance in the park may have ramped up, with satellite data showing a ...
The selective logging and burning of trees carried out to clear land for farming in the Amazon rainforest
releases 54 million tons of carbon into the atmosphere every year, according to a new study.
s are invaluable ...