As Albertans scramble for solutions to the Fort McMurray wildfire, experts are warning that a “perfect storm” of last year’s El Niño and climate change helped fuel the destruction.
More than 60,000 people have been forced out of their homes in Fort McMurray, Alberta, for the biggest evacuation in the province’s history due to a wildfire.
Emissions from tropical deforestation could be reduced by 50% in the next five years, according to new research
Field scientists warn that damage being done to the Amazon rainforest indicates that most of the world’s 40,000 tropical tree species now qualify as being at risk.
A man-made firestorm continues to burn across Indonesia, putting the country on track to emit more carbon than the UK’s entire annual output, and pushing it up the list from the world’s sixth largest emitter to fourth in a matter of weeks.
The majority of financial institutions do not have policies requiring clients to comply with forestry regulations, a new study from the UN Environment Programme has warned.
Both Brazil and Peru have experienced a recent uptick in deforestation in the Amazon rainforest according to two new reports. The new data collected in both countries by satellites troubles environmentalists who fear a return to the heavy deforestation that occurred in previous decades.
Tropical countries, especially Brazil and Indonesia, have been known as the nations with the highest deforestation rates in the world.
In a huge victory for local and international campaigners, the Indian government has announced that the Mahan forest will not be cut down to make way for a huge coal mine.
More than 30% of wood used by Indonesia’s industrial forestry sector likely comes from the unreported and illegal clearing of natural forest, new research has warned.