deforestation

tech-science

The Amazon Rainforest Was Once a Human Success Story. It Could Be Again

For millennia, Indigenous practices have enhanced the biodiversity, fertility, and carbon-sucking powers of the most biodiverse region on land.
Becky Ferreira
9.9.19
Amazon Rainforest

Brazil's President Bolsonaro Is Now Spreading Conspiracy Theories About the Amazon Fires

Jair Bolsonaro, whose support of Amazon deforestation has earned him the nickname "Captain Chainsaw," is blaming the fires on environmental groups.
Tim Marcin
8.22.19
Science

The Amazon Is on Fire and the Smoke Can Be Seen from Space

The Amazon has been burning for weeks amid increasing deforestation. The intense smoke was detected by NASA and plunged São Paulo into darkness on Monday.
Madeleine Gregory
8.20.19
climate change

Western Industrial Farming Is Eating Our Forests and Accelerating Climate Change

The dynamics of deforestation are increasingly inseparable from the growing demand for food from consumers in the most developed countries.
Nafeez Ahmed
4.17.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

These indigenous Peruvians are fighting deforestation with satellites and drones

Indigenous people in Peru are defending their land with satellites and drones
David Noriega
2.21.19
coffee

More Than Half of Wild Coffee Species Are at Risk of Extinction

Wild coffee is not normally harvested, but it is crucial to the sustainability of cultivated varieties like Arabica and Rustica.
Becky Ferreira
1.17.19
palm oil

There's a New Hazelnut Spread in Town and It Wants to Take On Nutella

The Barilla Group is set to launch the palm-oil-free Crema Pan di Stelle in January of next year.
Danielle Wayda
11.21.18
climate change

Europe Wants to Devastate Forests to Double Its 'Renewable' Energy

A plan recently finalized by the European Union would classify wood burned for fuel as a carbon neutral energy source, when it’s anything but.
Sarah Emerson
9.12.18
environment

More Than 75 Percent of Earth’s Land Areas Are ‘Broken,’ Major Report Finds

Once-productive lands have become deserts, are polluted, or deforested, putting 3.2 billion people at risk.
Stephen Leahy
3.26.18
Voices

Protecting the World's Forests Still Matters Even If You Live in a City

You may think tropical forests have little to do with your urban life, but you probably use a rainforest product everyday. This year's International Day of Forests is all about protecting these important natural resources no matter where you live.
Brittany Wienke
3.21.18
VICE News Tonight on HBO

How one country learned to stop killing the rainforest

The monkey-killing fat you've never heard of is everywhere.
Agnes Walton
1.6.18
climate change

15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Are Warning Humankind We Are Screwed

Human impacts on the environment are putting our future at risk, they say.
Stephen Leahy
11.13.17
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