Fines for illegal deforestation were down 34 percent from January 1st to May 15th this year compared to the same period last year—the largest drop ever recorded.
Forest managers in cities need more data on climate change, pests, and other factors, and they spend much of their time and funding on invasive species.
A recent study shows that, while intact forests are playing a large role in absorbing CO2, it's only a fraction of the amount human activity creates.
Eucalyptus plantations in southern India that were abandoned and left to recover for nearly 40 years are still far from resembling the primary forest surrounding them.
Younger plants are able to extract carbon from the air and incorporate it into their biomass more quickly than mature trees.
Environmentalists are concerned that Poland's declaration could be used as an excuse to continue burning coal.
Secondary forests are vital parts of the ecosystem, but in Costa Rica many of them are re-cleared before achieving old-growth levels of biodiversity.
A large chunk of the country's forests were harmed in 2015 by wildlife—77 percent due to deer. Bringing back an apex predator could help staunch the bleeding.
Haiti's deforestation is largely driven by small-scale farming and charcoal production, which involves harvesting wood and heating it to remove water and volatile compounds.
A new study looks at the damage that would occur to flora and fauna if forest elephant populations continue to decline.
The protesters have occupied a community of tree houses for six years to oppose a nearby coal mine.
New research shows that even temperate forests in cities may be able to sequester nearly as much carbon as a similarly sized area of rainforest.
As hundreds of thousands of Myanmar muslims seek safety in the country, they have little choice but to overburden the jungles on which their livelihoods depend.
Fires can be rejuvenating for some ecosystems. But as wildfires increase in frequency and severity, those ecosystems could see could their soil fertility and carbon capture depleted.
Living near the urban-forest interface agrees with our amygdala.
New research shows how rapidly fire dangers are rising in the American West. The results could help governments plan ahead for the flames.
Lions, gorillas, and wolves, oh my! Two on-the-ground proponents of saving the tropics think a great way to both engage and enlighten the West is to deploy a dollop of satire.