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Protecting two key regions in Belize could save threatened jaguar, say scientists

January 7, 2020

Scientists studying one of the largest populations of jaguars in Central Belize have identified several wildlife corridors that…
Amazon forest regrowth much slower than previously thought

December 23, 2019

The regrowth of Amazonian forests following deforestation can happen much slower than previously thought, a new study shows.…
Rainforest preservation through machine learning

December 5, 2019

Computer scientist David Dao develops intelligent algorithms that use satellite and drone images of rainforests to predict where…
Lost trees hugely overrated as environmental threat, study finds

November 7, 2019

Carbon emissions from deforestation much smaller than previously thought, economists say. Cutting down trees inevitably leads to more…
Malaria in the Amazon

October 15, 2019

The Amazon is burning at the hands of humankind, but the jungle might just come back to bite…
The power of trees

August 9, 2019

As they walk through the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus, many people are struck by the plethora…
Tropical soil disturbance could be hidden source of CO2

June 25, 2019

Thousand-year-old tropical soil unearthed by accelerating deforestation and agriculture land use could be unleashing carbon dioxide into the…
A songbird’s fate hinges on one fragile area

June 25, 2019

Researchers were surprised to find that a migratory songbird that breeds in the eastern and central United States…
Are coffee farms for the birds? Yes and no.

May 2, 2019

Over 11 field seasons, between 1999 and 2010, ornithologist Çağan Şekercioğlu trekked through the forests and coffee farms…
Trade war between US and China is likely do damage Amazon rainforests in Brazil

March 29, 2019

The world is not a very peaceful place right now. Not only there are a lot of armed…
World’s forests increasingly taking up more carbon

February 27, 2019

The world’s forests are increasingly taking up more carbon, partially offsetting the carbon being released by the burning…
More efforts to improve land management are needed to meet Paris Agreement goals

February 26, 2019

The Paris Agreement set a very ambitious goal of limiting the average global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees…
The double-edged sword of palm oil

January 28, 2019

Nearly ubiquitous in products ranging from cookies to cosmetics, palm oil represents a bedeviling double-edged sword. Widespread cultivation…
Protecting proboscis monkeys from deforestation

January 7, 2019

A 10 year study of proboscis monkeys in Borneo has revealed that forest conversion to oil palm plantations…
Amazon mangrove forest stores twice as much carbon per acre as region’s famous rainforest

September 26, 2018

Scientists have determined for the first time that Amazon’s waterlogged coastal mangrove forests, which are being clear cut…
Carbon reserves in Central American soils still affected by ancient Mayan deforestation

August 24, 2018

Deforestation is suspected to have contributed to the mysterious collapse of Mayan civilization more than 1,000 years ago.…
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Species-Rich Forests Better Compensate Environmental Impacts

August 22, 2018

To offset CO2 emissions, China is reforesting. If a mixture of tree species instead of monocultures were planted,…
Tropical forests are becoming too small to offset CO2 from deforestation

July 27, 2018

Forests are the lungs of our planet. They absorb CO2 and produce oxygen, making our climate cleaner. Forests…
The consequences of deforestation

April 5, 2018

Trees are being felled at an alarming rate and our ecosystems are struggling to cope with the changes.…
Palm oil plantations fuel pigs that ruin Southeast Asian forests

December 27, 2017

The proliferation of palm oil plantations throughout Southeast Asia has led not only to widespread deforestation but also…
Local government engagement, decentralized policies can help reduce deforestation

December 14, 2016

Empowering local governments with forestry decisions can help combat deforestation, but is most effective when local users are…
Significant deforestation in Brazilian Amazon goes undetected, study finds

October 13, 2016

Efforts by the Brazilian government over the past 15 years to curb deforestation have been a widely celebrated…
Most island vertebrate extinctions could be averted, concludes new study

August 30, 2016

Eight of every ten species extinctions has occurred on islands, and invasive mammals are the leading reason for…
Cutting Down on Meat could Feed the World without Progressive Deforestation

April 22, 2016

Feeding an ever-increasing human population is one of the biggest challenges facing us today, especially considering the effects…
Temperature changes wreak ecological havoc in deforested areas, study finds

February 23, 2016

The newly-exposed edges of deforested areas are highly susceptible to drastic temperature changes, leading to hotter, drier and…
Half of all Amazonian tree species may be globally threatened

November 23, 2015

More than half of all tree species in the world’s most diverse forest—the Amazon—may be globally threatened, according…
Alaskan boreal forest fires release more carbon than the trees can absorb

October 21, 2015

A new analysis of fire activity in Alaska’s Yukon Flats finds that so many forest fires are occurring…
Rising seas will drown mangrove forests

October 15, 2015

Mangrove forests around the Indo-Pacific region could be submerged by 2070, according to international research. Even with relatively…
Rapidly warming ocean a threat to Hawaiian coral reefs

September 2, 2015

A team of marine biologists from The University of Queensland has witnessed first-hand the potentially damaging effects of…
Evidence of species loss in Amazon

August 26, 2015

Researchers studying plants, ants, birds, dung beetles and orchid bees in the Brazilian Amazon have found clear evidence…
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