The logging industry argues that cutting down old-growth trees is good for forest management, but the science says otherwise.
A new study found that, during drought conditions, increased termite activity led to considerably higher leaf litter decomposition, increased soil moisture, and greater diversity in soil nutrient distribution.
Satellite data indicates that the Congo Basin lost an area of forest larger than Bangladesh between 2000 and 2014.
New research suggests that the rate of change in tree composition within the Amazon basin lags by two orders of magnitude behind the change in climate.
While illegal mining in the Amazon has been a problem for decades, new data shows levels that are not comparable to any other period of its history.
The countries with the richest swaths of rainforest are still cutting them down, undermining one of the best available solutions to staving off climate change impacts.
New research finds that fluctuations in atmospheric circulation systems and climate change are behind the increase in extreme flooding.
A new study shows that human interactions have hurt the once ecologically "exuberant" and "megadiverse" South American region.
New research finds just one season of drought can reduce the carbon dioxide absorption ability of the world's biggest rainforest—the Amazon—for years to come.
A new study sheds light on which trees are the most suited for dealing with changing weather patterns in the region.
Due to its size and location, the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra in Indonesia is hailed as one of the largest conservation areas in Southeast Asia and the last habitat for many endangered animals.
Only if governments take the opportunity to set aside larger swaths of undisturbed forests, of course.
It's much easier for environmentalists to take aim at multinational corporations than at peasant farmers.
Insect biologist Elsa Youngsteadt explains to Curiouser & Curiouser host Jai Ranganathan why tropical ants create gardens up in trees.