In Brazil's Maranhao State, indigenous groups are battling a powerful logging mafia to protect the region's remaining and fragile Amazon rainforest. After years of decline, deforestation is again on the rise, threatening a terrifying climate change tipping point. Special correspondent…
Fisheries ecologists at Virginia Tech have found a link between tropical forest loss in the Amazon and declines in freshwater fish populations.
By Teresa Carey
Due to human destruction, tropical forests, long considered to be "carbon sinks," now produce more carbon emissions each year than all U.S. cars and trucks combined, according to a study published Thursday in Science.
By Teresa Carey
In just two decades, the world has lost about a tenth of its wilderness, according to a new study.
By Leigh Anne Tiffany
By Making Sen$e Editor
A pilot program, which paid households in 60 villages to refrain from cutting down trees, put a significant dent in the pace of deforestation in the test area.
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- Brazil pledged Tuesday to restore millions of acres of forests and expand renewable energy use, as the United States and Brazil worked to build momentum toward a budding global climate treaty.
From the Amazon to the Philippines, world’s tropical forests are vanishing at a much faster rate than previously reported, says a new study of satellite images of 80 percent of the world’s tropical forests.
By Xander Landen
Indonesia has the highest deforestation rate in the world, according to a study published in the journal "Nature Climate Change" in June.
Six nations pledged $3.5 billion to cut carbon emissions and deforestation through a new program called REDD. Jonathon Miller of Independent Television News examines how the United Nations-sponsored plan will work.
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