deforestation

climate change

Europe Wants to Devastate Forests to Double Its 'Renewable' Energy

A plan recently finalized by the European Union would classify wood burned for fuel as a carbon neutral energy source, when it’s anything but.
Sarah Emerson
9.12.18
environment

More Than 75 Percent of Earth’s Land Areas Are ‘Broken,’ Major Report Finds

Once-productive lands have become deserts, are polluted, or deforested, putting 3.2 billion people at risk.
Stephen Leahy
3.26.18
climate change

15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Are Warning Humankind We Are Screwed

Human impacts on the environment are putting our future at risk, they say.
Stephen Leahy
11.13.17
Outer Limits

Bugs Are the Worst Part of Going Outside and Climate Change Is Making It Worse

Bug spray will soon be as ubiquitous as sunscreen. Long sleeves in hot weather will lose their dorky reputation.
Rosemary Westwood
10.24.17
reforestation

The Largest Ever Amazon Restoration Project Is Set to Happen in Brazil

But the Brazilian government is still encouraging miners and loggers in the region.
Ankita Rao
9.20.17
deforestation

The Brazilian Government Is Voting to Deforest Even More of the Amazon Rainforest

This will take a toll on the trees that indigenous people have been coexisting with for centuries.
Grennan Milliken
3.3.17
deforestation

Rural Communities Are Losing More Forests Than Urban Ones

Americans now live 14 percent farther from forests than they did in 1990.
Grennan Milliken
2.22.17
nature

It Turns Out Earth Has Seven Times as Many Trees as Previously Thought

New research shows there are 3 trillion trees, but it's still not good news: there used to be 6 trillion.
Emiko Jozuka
9.2.15
beef

​The World Lost 45 Million Acres of Tree Cover Last Year, Half of It Tropical

That’s an area twice the size of Portugal, left treeless in 2014.
Brian Merchant
9.2.15
amazon

Every Forest Biome on Earth Is Actively Dying Right Now

The journal Science devotes a full issue to the uncertain future of Earth’s forests.
Becky Ferreira
8.20.15
brazil

How Drones Could Help an Indigenous Community Fight Mining and Deforestation

The Wapichana community in Guyana is learning to use the tech to monitor the local area.
Emiko Jozuka
5.20.15
Science

Three New Lizards Found in Threatened South American Rainforests

Despite widespread deforestation, researchers are still discovering new species.
Ben Richmond
4.6.15
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