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Barges loaded with mountains of coal glide down the polluted Mahakam River on Indonesian Borneo every few minutes. Viewed from above, they form a dotted black line as far as the eye can see, destined for power stations in China and ...
Two years after they were awarded 18 billion dollars by an Ecuadorian court for environmental damage caused by Chevron in the Amazonian rainforest
, a group of indigenous villagers and their U.S. lawyer went on trial Tuesday in New York, accused ...
The public controversy around “America’s Doctor” is heating up.
You may have noticed, for instance, the feature article in the most recent issue of New Yorker magazine titled “The Operator: is the most trusted doctor in America doing ...
Two of the world's last uncontacted tribes are under threat from oil exploration deep into the heart of the Amazon forest in Ecuador, according to conservationists, who say this may indirectly add to the pressure on wildlife.
The Tagaeri ...
In the Brazilian Amazon, environmentalists, scientists and politicians are facing one of the most difficult challenges of our time. If the earth's lungs collapse, the planet itself will collapse. This three-part series, The Fight for Amazonia, ...
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono warns foreign countries against receiving illegal timber from Indonesia to help the country safeguard its huge rainforest
to deal with global climate change.
He also reminded his ministers to seriously ...
Brazil's Amazon rainforest
farmers debate new land lawIrituia, Para Debate over development or conservation of the Amazon has raged for years
The ceiling fans spinning at full speed were not enough to cool the room, but the farmers ...
The cows are afloat, with squawking chickens sharing their sturdy bamboo rafts. Children splash and swim in and around their homes, keeping away from the deeper channel of peat-coloured water that powers through the village of Meliau. Adults ...
AT A sawmill in the misty hills of Michoacán in central Mexico, loggers sporting damp sombreros and droopy moustaches are working through a drizzle, hauling pine logs. With iron spikes they lever them into position, hack out any stones embedded ...
Monday was one of the best days of the year. But then it always is. On the first Monday of every November, I help give away $900,000 (£542,000) of someone else's money, as one of the judges of one of the world's biggest green awards. Even better, ...
This is by no means a new battle: in fact, Tasmanian industrial foresters and environmentalists have been fighting over the issue of clearcutting the island’s forests for decades. The battle--some would probably prefer 'war'--is over nothing less ...
Tiong Hiew King, founder and chairman of the Rimbunan Hijau Group, a Malaysian logging firm notorious for large-scale destruction of rainforest
s, has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth, a move which environmentalists say directly conflicts with her ...
Satipo is a place where disputes are often settled by the gun, and
international concerns over conservation and climate change are of no interest
to those with the power here - the illegal logging barons.
There is only one road ...
The enchanting cry of the bird of paradise, a refreshing swim in a cool swollen river, dozens of exotic and tasty foodstuffs cooked on a fire, and a kaleidoscope of brilliant and diverse culture - welcome to Papua New Guinea's (PNG) rainforest
Feeding malnourished children in Nepal. Designing eco-fashions to support
animal conservation. Sending used textbooks to the Third World. Surveying
neighbors for breast cancer research. Marin County residents are plugged into
Wearing toque blanche chef hats, a brigade of Rainforest
activists converged at lunchtime on a summer day on the sidewalk in front of the
headquarters of Wells Fargo bank and began to stoke their barbecues.