Amazon Rainforest

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
The winners of the 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize were announced Monday. (Photos: Goldman Environmental Foundation)
This year's recipients of the annual honor hail from the Bahamas, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Mexico, and Myanmar.
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
In this long exposure photo, the LNU Lightning Complex fire continues to burn in the ridges near Chemise Road in Healdsburg, California on August 21, 2020. (Photo: Ray Chavez/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images)
Given estimates that humans are responsible for around 75% of fires, "this...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Greenpeace flew over Amazonas and Rondônia on August 16, 2020 states to verify the effectiveness of a fire ban imposed by the Brazilian government last month. (Photo: Christian Braga/Greenpeace)
"Instead of combating criminal behavior and protecting Indigenous forest...

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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...

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