World Rainforest Movement: Dangerous Impacts Of “Zero Deforestation”

By Anne Petermann, -

“Zero deforestation” pledges are one more idea in the list of voluntary initiatives created in the past 10-15 years to supposedly address the negative impacts of industrial agriculture commodity [...]

Forests Emerge As A Major Overlooked Climate Factor

By Gabriel Popkin, -

When Abigail Swann started her career in the mid-2000s, she was one of just a handful of scientists exploring a potentially radical notion: that the green plants living on Earth’s surface could [...]

“Guardians Of The Amazon” Seize Illegal Loggers To Protect Uncontacted Tribe

By Staff, -

Members of an Amazon tribe patrolling their rainforest reserve to protect uncontacted relatives from illegal loggers have seized a notorious logging gang, burned their truck, and expelled them [...]

Ecuador Endangered

By John Seed, Popular Resistance -

In the last year, the Ecuadorian government has quietly granted mining concessions to over 1.7 million hectares (4.25 million acres) of forest reserves and indigenous territories. These  were [...]

Day Of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations

By Staff, -

By Staff of GE Trees - In April and June of this year, the Campaign to STOP GE Trees organized a delegation to Chile to examine and document the impacts of monoculture pine and eucalyptus [...]

Food Companies Fail to Protect Environmental Activists in Supply Chains

By Benjamin Dangl, -

By Benjamin Dangl for Toward Freedom. Industrial farming of food ingredients such as soy and palm oil, for example, have led to massive deforestation and displacement of rural communities in [...]

Revolutionary Plan Can Save Rainforest

By Jan Rocha, -

By Jan Rocha for Climate News Network - SÃO PAULO, 14 October, 2016 − Brazilian scientists, alarmed at the ongoing destruction of the Amazon rainforest, have proposed a radical plan to save it. [...]

Global Trade And Destruction Of The Amazon

By Jesse Prentice-Dunn and Ilana Solomon, -

By Jesse Prentice-Dunn and Ilana Solomon for the Sierra Club. For decades, crews of illegal loggers have traveled deep into Peru’s Amazon rainforest, cutting valuable hardwoods for sale on the [...]