Like so much of the tropical world, the forests of Hawaii's coastal and mountain regions are under assault.
Scientists argue that logging makes a forest more vulnerable to catching fire, and they've drawn a direct correlation between the logging industry and the last bushfire season.
Experts say that the loss of forest for large-scale agriculture and extractive industries goes hand in hand with violence against women globally.
Amid industry closures and layoffs, Tahsis and its ambitious mayor offer a glimpse of the challenges communities face as they try to carve out new economies.
A group of senior Australian scientists have warned in an international journal that logging native forests makes fire more severe and is likely to have exacerbated the country's catastrophic summer bushfires.
For hundreds of years, indigenous groups have warned that destroying the environment leads to disease and adversely affects lives and culture.
The Ashaninka community has won a two-decade federal court dispute against illegal logging interests, receiving $3 million in compensation and an official apology from companies.
We say nature is healing because of the global lockdown. The Amazon tells a different story: with all monitoring shut down due to the pandemic, the rainforest is even more exposed to illegal miners, landgrabbers and loggers.
Deforestation and land-use change are the main drivers of greenhouse gas emissions in Indonesia.
According to the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife, Wildlife Management Areas remain open for passive recreation. This means that the NJDFW's logging plan at Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area of approximately 9.1 acres will resume.
Our current crisis reaffirms the importance of weighing the health benefits of eating fish against chemical exposure risks.
Two communities — one in Canada, one in the U.S. — share both a border along the St. Marys River and a toxic legacy that has contributed to high rates of cancer. Now the towns are banding together to fight a ferrochrome plant.