Researchers Uncover Just How Damaging Fires and Logging Are to Forest Soil
Forest soils recover from disturbances slowly over many years—up to 80 years following a wildfire and as many as 30 years after logging, much longer than previously thought.
Can Cities Help Preserve the Butterflies and the Bees?
Researchers found that urban gardens and allotments provide especially good habitat for pollinator communities.
The Warming of the World's Oceans Is Set to Increase Dramatically Over the Next 60 Years
Using a cutting-edge observation system, researchers have found that, unless we reduce emissions, the warming of the world's oceans will continue at a rapid pace.
How Small-Scale Gold Mining Is Devastating the Peruvian Amazon
Small-scale gold mining has led to the destruction of more than 170,000 acres of primary rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon over the past five years, according to new research.
Rising Sea Levels Are a Threat to World Heritage Sites
New research finds that rising sea levels due to climate change will put dozens of World Heritage Sites in the Mediterranean region at increased risk of flooding and erosion—threats many of the sites are already facing.
South American Jaguars Are Losing Critical Habitat Due to Agricultural Deforestation
This has led to over-hunting and persecution by cattle ranchers becoming even bigger threats to the survival of the big cat.
Violence and Persecution of Indigenous Protesters Is on the Rise
A new report from the United Nations finds that there has been a sharp increase of instances of physical violence and legal prosecution against indigenous peoples in countries across the globe.
A Look at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Efforts After Hurricane Harvey
Wildlife rehabilitators rescued numerous species after the storm, from common animals like beavers and deer to rarer wildlife like alligator snapping turtles.
In Uganda, Paying People Not to Cut Down Trees Is Working
Researchers say a conservation initiative known as a payments for ecosystem services really paid off in terms of preventing deforestation.
Inside the United Nations' Plan to Govern Marine Environments That Sit Outside Any National Jurisdiction
High seas comprise about two-thirds of the oceans—and no one body or agency is tasked with their governance.
The Deadliest Year for Environmental and Indigenous Activists Yet
At least 200 people were killed in 24 countries last year in retaliation for standing up to environmentally destructive industrial projects.
The Chinese Town at the Center of the Global Illegal Ivory Trade
The Chinese government has said it will rein in the smuggling and illegal sale of ivory, but those enforcement efforts do not appear to have reached the town of Shuidong.
How a Mass Extinction Event Caused a Boom in Most of the Frog Species Alive Today
New research suggests that the mass extinction event that occurred 66 million years ago spurred something of an explosion of new frog species.
Accelerating Beef Production Is Not a Solution to Growing Deforestation in the Amazon
Increasing beef productivity and engaging directly with the supply chain may be a flawed approach when seeking positive conservation outcomes.
Brazilian President Temer's Trip to Norway Marked by Tense Protest
Norwegian government officials are warning Temer that his country risks losing millions in financial aid that Norway pays to Brazil to help rein in deforestation in the Amazon.
How the Palm Oil Industry Is Building a Toolkit for Sustainable Production
There is now a set of guidelines for palm oil companies to use when implementing their commitments to address the deforestation associated with their operations.