'A spiraling loop of feedbacks': Worst-case scenario for Amazon rainforest
New research has found 38 percent of the remaining Amazon has been degraded by human actions, including forest fires, logging, and extreme drought.
What Lula's Brazil election victory means for the Amazon
Under Bolsonaro's presidency, an estimated 16,000 square miles of the Amazon rainforest have been lost. Can Lula end the deforestation as he promises?
Deep-Sea Mining: Is It Worth the Cost?
The mining involves collecting minerals from the ocean floor for use in battery manufacture, and it can affect deep-sea communities.
Rainforest Trees Have Been Dying at Faster Rate Since 1980s
Research has found the death rates of tropical trees have doubled in the last 35 years, as global warming increases the drying power of the atmosphere.
2 Newly Discovered Species of Amazonian Fish Threatened By Deforestation
Both fish - commonly referred to as South American darters - could disappear if the Brazilian government does not take immediate action, say scientists.
Brazilian Amazon Lost Over 5000 Square Miles of Forest the Past 12 Months
It had been more than a decade since Brazil recorded over 10,000 square kilometers (3,861.022 square miles) of deforestation in the Amazon in a year.
Brembo, Treedom to Plant 14K Trees in Kenya in Sustainability Push
In celebration of Brembo's 60th anniversary is planting a forest in Kenya to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere and support local farming communities.
Weak COP26 Forest Commitments Are Half Measures
We deserve a future where forests are abundant, the global climate is stable and healthy communities thrive.
Brazil to Expedite Its Plan to Eliminate Illegal Deforestation by 2028
Brazil initially planned to eliminate the practice by 2030, but the country now plans to meet the objective by 2027 or 2028, according to the vice president.
UN Says Portions of Amazon Rainforest Now Contribute to Gas Emissions
"It's because of changes of the global local climate, especially. We have less humidity and less rainfall," said Petteri Taalas, secretary-general of the WMO.
Man, 68, Survived After Elephant Impaled Him With Tusk
The man in Gabon managed to crawl to safety after suffering injuries as locals sound alarm over increase in elephant attacks.
The Amazon Rain Forest Is Once Again on Fire, and This Time It's Worse
Satellite data recorded 6,803 fires in the Amazon in July, a 28 percent increase from the number of fires this time last year.
Government Program Accidentally Cuts Deforestation by Alleviating Poverty
"Reducing poverty does not have to create unavoidable environmental costs," said researcher Paul Ferraro.
Scientists Say They'll Plant 1 Billion Trees by 2028 Using Drones
Earth loses 13 billion trees per year but regains less than half.
Amazon Rainforest Has Lost 24,000 Square Miles in Last 10 Years
"Since 2010, mile upon mile of rainforest has been replaced with a wide range of commercial developments, including cattle ranching, logging and the palm oil industry."
The Amazon Has Reached a Tipping Point Where It Has Begun to Self-Destruct
"The precious Amazon is teetering on the edge of functional destruction and, with it, so are we," the editors of a leading scientific journal wrote.
Trump Wants to Lift Logging Restrictions in Largest U.S. National Forest
The latest moves could potentially open up more than half of Alaska's Tongass National Forest to logging, mining and energy projects.
How to Help the Amazon As Wildfires Ravage Rain Forest in Brazil
There are certain steps you can take to help reduce your impact on the Amazon.
Jair Bolsonaro's Plan To Save the Environment: Poop Less
"It's enough to eat a little less," said President Jair Bolsonaro, addressing a reporter's question about environmental pollution.
Illegal Deforestation Is Pushing Amazon Rainforest to 'Tipping Point'
Deforestation has increased to the point where more than three football fields of tree cover are being lost every minute.
60 Percent Wildlife Decline in 40 Years: WWF Report
In addition, 20 percent of the Amazon has disappeared in just 50 years.
Tropical Forests Are Vanishing at an Alarming Rate
The equivalent of 40 football fields of trees disappeared every minute last year.
Watch: Orangutan Attacks Digger Destroying Its Home
"Deforestation has caused the orangutan population to plummet; habitats are destroyed and orangutans are left to starve and die."
Humans Make Up 0.01 Percent of Life on Earth
Scientists hope their work highlights the disproportionately dominant role humans play on Earth.
Why Have 100,000 Orangutans Disappeared in 16 Years?
Deforestation is only half the story.
Baby Bats Swaddled and Bottle-Fed by Australian Woman
"I still have her photo in my wallet."
Scientists Lay Out 20 Natural Climate Solutions
Conservation, restoration and better land management will help a lot more than scientists previously understood.
15,000 Scientists Advice on How to Save Humanity
Time is running out, these experts say.
Ingredient in Chocolate Often Linked to Deforestation
This ingredient is in nearly half of packaged products sold in grocery stores.
Thousands of Tree Species Are Facing Extinction
More than 9,000 species of trees are threatened.