Deforestation

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04 07 2020 | 10:18

Cooking up a solution to Uganda’s deforestation crisis with mud stoves.

Badru Kyewalyanga’s home-produced cooking devices use less wood and mean villagers are breathing cleaner air. People are “constantly cutting down trees”, says Badru Kyewalyanga, as he squelches his…

30 06 2020 | 09:01

Either we change or we die': the radical farming project in the Amazon

A growing movement for sustainable agriculture in Brazil has taken on new urgency with the coronavirus pandemic. The cumaru trees could have been planted elsewhere in this Amazon reserve, where they…

29 06 2020 | 07:07

Funds With $3.7 Trillion Warn Brazil of Investor Backlash.

Institutional investors managing about $3.7 trillion in assets want Brazil to abandon a proposal they say will add to deforestation and violate the rights of indigenous groups in the Amazon.

18 06 2020 | 07:03

Forest Service sparks controversy for pushing logging, oil during pandemic.

The Trump administration's “blueprint” paving the way for more logging, grazing and energy extraction is the newest flashpoint over regulatory rollbacks during the coronavirus pandemic. 

18 06 2020 | 06:41

To Stop Amazon Deforestation, Brazilian Groups Take Bolsonaro to Court.

Civil society groups and public prosecutors in Brazil are taking President Jair Bolsonaro's government to court for failing to protect the Amazon rainforest, adding pressure to an administration…

16 06 2020 | 07:29

For Indigenous Protesters, Defending the Environment Can Be Fatal.

Adán Vez Lira, a prominent defender of an ecological reserve in Mexico, was shot while riding his motorcycle in April. Four years earlier, the renowned activist Berta Cáceres was shot dead in her…

31 05 2020 | 07:19

Worried About Biodiversity? End Industrial Activity in the Rainforest.

Biodiversity loss is a global crisis. In May last year, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warned that over 1,000,000 species are threatened …

15 05 2020 | 07:08

Forests Are Vanishing More Slowly, But Not Slowly Enough.

A United Nations report says Africa and South America lost the most trees in the past decade, but the data don’t show the whole picture. The world’s total forest area is decreasing more slowly than…

15 05 2020 | 06:44

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Increases for 13th Consecutive Month.

Despite the global economic slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon appears to be continuing largely unabated with forest clearing over the past 12 months…

09 01 2020 | 08:38

This startup is using geo-tagging and blockchain to fight deforestation in Africa.

Every year, about 15 billion trees are cut down globally, and across Africa, deforestation rates has surpassed the global annual average of 0.8 percent.

20 11 2019 | 05:05

Amazon deforestation 'at highest level in a decade'.

Almost 10,000 sq kms lost in year to August, according to Brazilian government data. Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon has hit the highest annual level in a decade, according to new government…

19 09 2019 | 08:02

Deforestation damage goes far beyond the Amazon.

West Africa and Congo basin are hotspots for forest loss but receive lower global attention.

29 08 2019 | 16:21

How Amazon forest loss may affect water—and climate—far away.

A surge in deforestation under Brazil's president could "tip" the Amazon, affecting weather and water supplies—in Brazil and beyond. The president of Brazil has been pursuing his big plans for the…

28 08 2019 | 14:30

'Save Amazon, burn Bolsonaro': Angry protest in India over Brazil forest fires.

Protesters in India's eastern Kolkata city have staged a demonstration outside the city's Brazilian consulate against President Jair Bolsonaro, demanding protection for the Amazon rainforest. Dozens…

08 08 2019 | 17:11

IPCC report: stop abusing land, scientists warn.

Scientists are to deliver a stark condemnation of the damage being done to the land surface of the planet. Human activities have led to the degrading of soils, expanded deserts, felled forests,…

06 08 2019 | 18:28

'Siberia is burning': Artists raise awareness of Russia wildfires.

As wildfires continue to burn across Russia, artists in the country have taken to social media to share their feelings of powerlessness and call for urgent action to protect what is left of the…

05 08 2019 | 06:19

Under Brazil’s Far-Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall.

BRASÍLIA — The destruction of the Amazon rain forest in Brazil has increased rapidly since the nation’s new far-right president took over and his government scaled back efforts to fight illegal…

04 08 2019 | 08:48

4 climate tipping points the planet is facing.

Is our planet approaching a climate change cliff edge? Across the world, from the forests to the oceans, the consequences of humanity’s activities are being felt – and the effects could be…

06 07 2019 | 11:41

Restoring Forests Could Help Put a Brake on Global Warming

What if we stopped cutting down forests to produce palm oil and cattle? What if we grew new forests on vacant city lots, old industrial buildings — even golf courses?