Tree-Planting Efforts Could Curb Humanity's Carbon Emissions
The need to restore forest, both to protect biodiversity and to stabilize the climate, is urgent, experts say.
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.
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.
Butterfly Farming Is Helping Indigenous East Africans Save Their Forests
In Kenya and Tanzania, native communities are capitalizing on the insect business to ditch the ecologically damaging and illegal logging trade.
The Key to Stopping Deforestation May Lie in Reducing Inequality
New research has found that higher levels of inequality lead to more deforestation, whereas better equality leads to better forest protections.
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.
Preserving Mexico City's Ecologically Vital Urban Forest
A massive nature preserve exists inside one of the world's largest megacities, and it's continued existence is vital to the urban area's water supplies and ecosystems.
Field Notes: An Abandoned Forest in Eastern Tanzania
John Mganga walks through a forest at night near his former workplace, the Amani Hill Research Station.