In Madagascar’s capital, pollution threatens an oasis for birds

Tsarasaotra Park, located in the center of Antananarivo, is one of the few remaining refuges for the waterbirds of Madagascar's highlands. The fast pace of urbanization in the capital is degrading the park's biodiversity and putting the birds at risk.

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For investors concerned about deforestation, there's a guide for that

Climate change threatens ecological and economic systems. That is why investors are increasingly looking to invest in companies with a plan to address one of the largest drivers of climate change: deforestation.

'If they take our lands, we’ll be dead’: Cameroon village battles palm oil giant

Socfin has a long history of controversy over its plantation practices and has come under fire from critics who accuse it of land grabbing, poor working and housing conditions, damage to the environment, lack of adequate compensation for its workers and other grievances.

Forests are a solution to global warming. They’re also vulnerable to it

Investing in forests to fight climate change seems like a sure bet. Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, pump out oxygen, and live for decades. What could go wrong?

Amazon poor go hungry as Brazil slashes social safety net, cuts forests: Study

Worsening Amazon floods with reduced fish catches, along with government policies that shred welfare programs and encourage deforestation, are increasing food insecurity in riverine communities.

Siberia experiences hottest spring on record, fueling wildfires

In April, many parts of Asia, including Siberia, experienced record heat, which led to wildfires in Russia's northernmost region. The fires, which are likely fueled by climate change, could release more carbon dioxide into the air, which generates further warming, experts say.

In South Korea, centuries of farming point to the future for sustainable agriculture

Agriculture in South Korea is a blend of centuries-old traditions and contemporary techniques adapted to a variety of environmental conditions, making it a model to adopt in the effort to future-proof food production against climate change.

Scientists warn Congress against declaring biomass burning carbon neutral

A letter from 200 top scientists to congressional leaders strongly urges lawmakers to reject a new draft policy which researchers say would destroy U.S. forests while adding dangerously to carbon emissions.

Seed by seed, a women’s collective helps reforest Brazil’s Xingu River Basin

For more than 10 years, the 65 members of the Yarang Women's Movement have steadfastly and meticulously combed the dense forest surrounding their villages for native seeds.

Fracking effort closes in on impoverished Colombian communities

Residents, especially the farmers, say they fear what will happen to their sources of water with the arrival of a multimillion-dollar investment in fracking.

Soy made the Cerrado a breadbasket; climate change may end that

The Brazilian savanna has always been a dry place, but the massive conversion of native vegetation to soy is making it far dryer, as is deepening, climate change-driven, drought.

Interview: "We really have to find a way to exist with the planet"

Author Alan Weisman answers questions on whether the COVID-19 lockdown proved his vision correct in 'The World Without Us.'

Climate change makes some fish smaller, and others bigger, study finds

A decades-long study finds that fish either increase or decrease in size in response to climate change-induced warming water, with smaller fish generally getting smaller, and larger fish generally getting bigger.


Elizabeth Grennan Browning: Can resilience thinking provide a way forward?

With half a century of Earth Days behind us, we face a new level of urgency in our environmental crisis.

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