(February 23, 2017, 5:22 pm)
A study released this month by TRAFFIC, an NGO that monitors the wildlife trade, finds that governance has been so lacking in the forests of Madagascar in recent years that hundreds of thousands of trees have been cut down illegally in protected areas.
(February 23, 2017, 10:48 am)
The father, Ariosto da Riva, was a notorious land speculator; his daughter, Vitória da Riva Carvalho built a renowned eco-resort in the rainforest. Both have shaped the Amazon.
(February 22, 2017, 3:35 pm)
Court puts 180-day hold on the installation license for Belo Sun goldmine in the Brazilian Amazon due to Canadian mining firm’s inadequate response to indigenous and traditional community concerns.
(February 22, 2017, 2:49 pm)
Eminent Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson is calling for the preservation of half the planet in an undisturbed, natural condition in order to save beleaguered nonhuman life on Earth. The views expressed are those of the author.
(February 22, 2017, 2:50 am)
Officials in Nigeria’s Cross River state tossed out plans to clear a 10-kilometer-wide zone along a 260-kilometer superhighway, but opponents of the project say that the road should still be rerouted.
(February 21, 2017, 5:59 pm)
On this episode of the Newscast, we welcome Harvard professor, climate historian, and noted author Naomi Oreskes to talk about what stories she’s worried will get lost in the media’s hyperfocus on the chaos surrounding the new Trump Administration in the U.S.
(February 21, 2017, 11:50 am)
An interview with Derek Byerlee, lead author of The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution, a new agricultural economics book that looks at the past, present, and future of soy, oil palm, and other tropical oilseeds.
(February 20, 2017, 4:55 pm)
Conservationists are celebrating the successful reintroduction of an iconic antelope species, the scimitar-horned oryx, to a portion of its historical range on the edge of the Sahara desert after 14 captive-bred animals were released in a remote region of Chad.
(February 20, 2017, 9:00 am)
New research based on the genetics, physical characteristics and sounds of bush babies – or galagos – in southeastern Africa calls for a sixth genus in the family Galagidae.
(February 16, 2017, 11:02 am)
Researchers are studying a declining native population of turtles in New York City’s coastal waters. Their loss could have severe consequences for the struggling Jamaica Bay.