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 Leigh Anne Tiffany
In just two decades, the world has lost about a tenth of its wilderness, according to a new study.
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.
Protesters outside the Copenhagen climate change summit clashed with police on Wednesday as more than 100 world leaders made their way to the Danish capital. Negotiators continue to battle over reaching a climate agreement in the conference's waning days.
On the Southeast Asian island of Borneo, the Asri Clinic doesn't take credit cards. Instead, the clinic accepts payments that improve the local ecosystem, be it seedlings for replanting, eggshells for composting, even manure. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
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