All Articles on Forests

Indonesian Borneo Rainforest. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
The Best Climate Change Solutions Benefit Humanity and Nature
We trusted the people of Borneo’s wisdom, and they quite naturally designed an approach that linked their health, household economy, occupation, and rainforest.
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Students of the Pambilino Forest-School look at plants as they walk to school in San Jose de Mashpi, Ecuador on October 31, 2019. - Children learn the importance of nature at a forest-school located in a biosphere reserve in Ecuador. The area is a unique territory in which the social and economic development of communities tends to an harmonious relationship with the natural environment. (Photo by Cristina Vega Rhor / AFP) (Photo by CRISTINA VEGA RHOR/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Recent Developments in Ecuador: Rights of Nature
The Constitutional Court selects cases to develop the "content" of the legal rights of nature.
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In addition to contributing to climate change, forest fires present a more immediate and very grave threat to public health. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
This Year’s Forest Fire Season Could Be Even Deadlier
Countries are using the coronavirus crisis to lift environmental regulations, even as COVID-19 leaves populations more vulnerable to health impacts from fires.
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Why Mother Nature Is the Key to Reforestation Planet Desperately Needs
While mass planting of trees is absolutely necessary, assisted natural regeneration simply supports and accelerates the natural process of forests which yearn to grow.
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'Because Insects Are Key to Our Own Survival,' 73 Scientists Unveil Global Roadmap to Battle Bugpocalypse
The immediate "no-regret" measures they propose include aggressively curbing planet-heating emissions and the use of synthetic pesticides.
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Scientists Demand 'Paradigm Shift' After Study Shows 'Frightening' Decline of Insects and Spiders
"A decline on that scale over a period of just 10 years came as a complete surprise to us," said one researcher, "but fits the picture presented in a growing number of studies."
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'An Ecological Abomination': Trump Moves to Open Largest Protected Forest in US to Logging Industry
"This ecologically rich landscape and critical wildlife habitat will be lost forever if industry is allowed to clear-cut our national forest."
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The purpose of TFS, like all colonial purposes is economic: to sell the carbon sequestered by indigenous trees. (Photo: Creative Commons) Views
Expanding Carbon Offsets Will Not Solve the Climate Crisis or Protect Tropical Forests
Rather than expanding California’s failing cap-and-trade program to include tropical forest offsets, the state should scrap it altogether and require polluting companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the source.
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UN Report Calls for Transforming Land Practices to Battle Hunger and 'Suffocating Blanket of Climate Emergency'
"There are a lot of actions that we can take now... But what some of these solutions do require is attention, financial support, enabling environments."
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Experts Mapped Global Hotspots Where Restoring Tropical Rainforests Would Be Most Beneficial and Least Costly and Risky
They cover over 385,000 square miles, an area as large as Spain and Sweden combined
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