Amazon Rainforest

Julia Conley, staff writer
Environmental campaigners called the charges "unprecedented."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Célia Xakriabá, an indigenous leader and activist,
The experts wrote that they are "extremely worried" about the firing of a top...
Julia Conley, staff writer
The Right Livelihood Foundation celebrated four "practical visionaries whose...


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...