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What's destroying the South American rainforest? Most people would point to agriculture, cattle operations, and a booming population. But researchers are starting to recogniz...
A new study shows that extra CO2 in the atmosphere isn't speeding up rainforest tree growth. Uh oh?
How do the products we buy affect the world's rainforests? In the lead up to the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit held in Sydney this week, The Conversation is running a series on rainforest commodities
After Decades of Failure During the second half of the twentieth century, the deforestation of the tropics became a global concern. Young people everywhere learned at an early age that "saving the rainforest" was one of the most urgent needs of the planet. Yet, for decades, these worries had no real effect on the reality
Palm oil is in hundreds of products we routinely buy yet, environmentally, it's incredibly destructive.
Rising temperatures are linked to a decrease in carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption by tropical forests, according to a 50-year
Many of the biggest biscuit manufacturers have pledged to reduce the amount of palm oil in their products
Follow By 2050 they will all be gone. The worst is yet to come. The Amazon rainforest contains a wider variety of plant and animal life than any other biome in the world. The region in its entirety is home to roughly 2.5 million insect species, tens of thousands of plants, and some 2000 birds ...