A declaration announced as part of a UN summit on climate change being held in New York also pledges to halve the rate of deforestation by the end of this decade and to restore hundreds of millions of acres of degraded land.
September 24, 2014
More than 30 countries set the first-ever deadline on Tuesday to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of such a goal was eroded when a key player, Brazil, said it would not join because it was not included in the planning process.
December 18, 2014
The situation is especially bad in the northwest Amazon. News of José Antún’s death in Ecuador follows the September killing of four Peruvian indigenous anti-logging activists near the Brazil border.
October 13, 2014
When forests are slashed into fragments, winds dry out the edges leading to dying trees and rising temperatures. Now, a new study finds another worrisome impact of forest fragmentation: carbon emissions.