Why More Roads in the Congo Basin Could Lead to Increased Deforestation
The construction of logging roads in the region has doubled over the past 15 years, and researchers warn that this increase could have serious environmental ramifications.
One of the World's Largest Rainforests Could Be Wiped Out by 2100
Satellite data indicates that the Congo Basin lost an area of forest larger than Bangladesh between 2000 and 2014.
The First Urban Ebola Case Has Been Confirmed in the Congo
The disease's presence in Mbandaka, population 1.2 million, is the first non-rural case in what appears to be a new epidemic of the notoriously contagious disease.
Restoring Peace to Africa by Restoring Endangered Fauna
Restoring Africa's peace could be helped by restoring its fabled—and endangered—fauna.
Being Cruel Can Help You, But Let's Find a Way to Fight It Anyway
The lust to kill is somewhat normal, and cruelty can have some benefits. But the researchers who are exploring those sad discoveries are also working to bust up the vicious circle that offers these insights.