Deforestation

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‘Cash, coal, cars and trees’: what progress has been made since Cop26?
Six months on, the war in Ukraine and ongoing Covid-19 pandemic have derailed some changes agreed on in Glasgow

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

14, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Swapping 20% of beef for microbial protein ‘could halve deforestation’
Move would also lower emissions by reducing razing of trees and methane emissions from livestock, scientists say

Damian Carrington Environment editor

04, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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‘Relentless’ destruction of rainforest continuing despite Cop26 pledge
Tropics lost 11.1m hectares of tree cover in 2021, including forest critical to limiting global heating and biodiversity loss

Patrick Greenfield

28, Apr, 2022 @8:01 AM

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‘Lawless logging’ in DRC raises concerns over $500m forests deal signed by Boris Johnson
Critics say cash from UK, Norway, France and Germany could be wasted as damning report reveals illegalities, corruption and environmental crimes

Patrick Greenfield and Fiona Harvey

18, Apr, 2022 @11:11 AM

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Primatologist Alison Richard: 'Madagascar is a floating evolutionary lab'
The Yale professor talks about her lifelong conservation work in Madagascar, the extinction of its megafauna – and her ‘wimp hypothesis’ of natural selection

Zoë Corbyn

03, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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In the living mosaic of the Atherton Tablelands, mabi forest is being restored
It will take ‘hard yakka’ and a couple of hundred years to rebuild north Queensland’s critically endangered mabi rainforest

Bronwen Scott

02, Apr, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Protect Indigenous people’s rights or Paris climate goals will fail, says report
Rainforests looked after by communities absorb twice as much carbon as other lands, analysis shows

Arthur Neslen

31, Mar, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Extend life of key climate sensor that maps world’s forests, Nasa told
Exclusive: Experts say the $150m project, due to be de-orbited next year, provides vital data on forests and the carbon stored in them

Patrick Greenfield

20, Mar, 2022 @3:00 PM

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A drowning world: Kenya’s quiet slide underwater
Kenya’s great lakes are flooding, in a devastating and long-ignored environmental disaster that is displacing hundreds of thousands of people

Carey Baraka

17, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Land-clearing destroyed 90,000 hectares of Queensland koala habitat in single year, analysis finds
The Wilderness Society says ‘it’s time to take a good, hard look’ at the state’s beef industry, which is blamed for 80% of clearing

Lisa Cox

13, Mar, 2022 @7:40 PM

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Is a Madagascan mine the first to offset its destruction of rainforest?
Researchers say the island’s biggest mine is on track to achieve no net loss of forest but that ‘there remain important caveats’

Patrick Greenfield

09, Mar, 2022 @5:01 AM

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Climate crisis: Amazon rainforest tipping point is looming, data shows
Analysis of satellite observations show forest is losing stability with ‘profound’ global implications

Damian Carrington Environment editor

07, Mar, 2022 @4:00 PM

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