Deforestation

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New study links major fashion brands to Amazon deforestation
LVMH, Zara, Nike and others at risk of contribution to destruction of rainforest based on connections to leather industry

Laura Pitcher

29, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Blowing the house down: life on the frontline of extreme weather in the Gambia
A storm took the roof off Binta Bah’s house before torrential rain destroyed her family’s belongings, as poverty combines with the climate crisis to wreak havoc on Africa’s smallest mainland country

Lizzy Davies in Jalambang

26, Nov, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Revealed: the places humanity must not destroy to avoid climate chaos
Tiny proportion of world’s land surface hosts carbon-rich forests and peatlands that would not recover before 2050 if lost

Damian Carrington Environment editor

18, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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EU aims to curb deforestation with beef and coffee import ban
Raft of commodities would be prohibited under draft law in fight to protect world’s endangered forests

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

17, Nov, 2021 @12:44 PM

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Brazil’s Amazon beef plan will ‘legalise deforestation’ say critics
The beef industry hopes a planned deforestation-free farming zone will tempt buyers back but many fear it will drive up illegal tree felling

Brian Barth and Flávia Milhorance

17, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Amazon birds shrink but grow longer wings in sign of global heating
Some species in Brazil have shrunk by nearly 10% over 40 years of measurements, say researchers

Daniel Grossman

12, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Transform approach to Amazon or it will not survive, warns major report
Panel of 200 scientists tells Cop26 Indigenous people, business, governments and scientists must collaborate

Jonathan Watts

12, Nov, 2021 @6:01 PM

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Trade officials ‘taking a chainsaw’ to EU forest protection plans
Exclusive: leaked memo shows trade department raising concerns about environment colleagues’ draft law

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

12, Nov, 2021 @12:26 PM

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Key Cop26 pledges could put world 9% closer to 1.5C pathway
Climate Action Tracker data shows world still heading for catastrophe – but outlook could improve

Jonathan Watts

11, Nov, 2021 @2:24 PM

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Armed attack on Brazilian Amazon community while delegate at Cop26
Witnesses say tents in forest in disputed area of Pará state set alight and residents beaten

Jo Griffin

08, Nov, 2021 @11:09 AM

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Australia’s emissions from land clearing likely far higher than claimed, analysis indicates
High-profile experts cast doubt over the bulk of the country’s touted reductions in greenhouse pollution

Peter Hannam and Lisa Cox

07, Nov, 2021 @4:31 PM

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So what has Cop26 achieved so far?
Agreements on deforestation, methane and coal were welcome news. Less so was some countries’ absence from major initiatives

Robin McKie Science Editor

07, Nov, 2021 @10:30 AM

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