Tropical deforestation and degradation account for as much as 19 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions today. But powerful market-based strategies for tackling such emissions are emerging.
April 12, 2016
Illegal gold mining in the Amazon has a devastating effect on indigenous peoples. Miners bring disease, deforestation and murder. Then long after they have gone, communities are left to suffer deadly mercury poisoning.
April 11, 2016
The colonos and beiradeiros live sustainably, but a new ecological station created around them could force these rural people from their lands.
October 24, 2014
The deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon has accelerated rapidly in the past two months, underscoring the shortcomings of the government’s environmental policies.