Forests

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
British Columbia on Monday will announce "one of the most visionary forest conservation plans on Earth" to protect a massive chunk of coastal rainforest—a deal that has the approval of First Nations groups, environmentalists, and loggers alike and is more than a decade in the making. The agreement will protect 85 percent of the region's Great Bear...
Tim Radford
LONDON—Spring is arriving ever earlier as greenhouse gas levels rise and global...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Hoping to set a precedent on Indigenous peoples and environmental rights, the...

Further

Bad news on all sides on our human propensity for taking without thinking. A new study finds researchers have "grossly underestimated" the impact on the Amazon rainforest of logging and other human activity, even as California park rangers combat a surge in nightime bandits - aka "midnight burlers" - poaching the burl from old-growth redwoods to sell for furniture. The tallest trees on earth, old-growth redwoods once covered almost 2,000,000 acres of California; today, less than 5% of that...