Climate change is likely to transform landscapes worldwide, affecting most of Earth’s forests and agriculture — and it isn’t a far future scenario, says a new report. Profound changes in the world’s ecosystems could happen less than 90 years hence
The European Space Agency (ESA) announced Monday, the selection of ‘Biomass’ as the subject of its seventh Earth Explorer mission. The planned satellite will measure, to great accuracy, biomass and carbon stored in the world’s forests.
Prey Lang is the last large primary forest of its kind on the Indochinese peninsula. The rainforest provides food and water for hundreds of thousands of people and endangered species, plus livelihoods for residents, yet it is now in serious danger.
Greenpeace Canada announced its withdrawal yesterday from the Canada Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) claiming logging roads built in Quebec’s Montagnes Blanches region managed by Resolute Forest Products are a violation of the CBFA.
Because of Mother's Day, Palm Sunday and a global demand for exotic xate palm leaves, the unspoiled rainforests of Belize, Mexico, Guatemala and other South America countries are being exploited due to the leaf's usage in long-lasting flower arrangements.
As new satellite data shows deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest increased almost sixfold in the past year, Brazil's Chamber of Deputies passed a vote which would ease regulations on the Forest Code, allowing farmers to increase deforestation.
Europe’s demand for cheap meat is dramatically changing the landscape of the Amazon.
Rainforest around Santarém has been replaced with fields over the last five years thanks to the advent of soya farming in the area.
Nestle's Kit Kat chocolate bars are best remembered by the advertising refrain, 'Have a break, have a Kit Kat.' But now an environmental group wants Nestle to take a break from supporting rainforest-killing companies.
Half a century after most of Costa Rica's rainforests were cut down, researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute took on a project that many thought was impossible - restoring a tropical rainforest ecosystem.