Amazon rainforest rock art depicts giant Ice Age creatures

Researchers say the paintings in modern-day Colombia are believed to be about 12,000 years old.

Dec. 3, 2020 ~2 min

Tiny treetop flowers foster incredible beetle biodiversity

In the Amazon, beetles and flowering trees have developed a tight bond. Hundreds of beetle species thrive off of and pollinate blossoms, helping to maintain some of the highest biodiversity on Earth.

Caroline S. Chaboo, Adjunct Professor in Insect Systematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln • conversation
Dec. 3, 2020 ~6 min

Brazil's Amazon: Deforestation 'surges to 12-year high'

Destruction of the rainforest increased by 9.5% compared to the previous 12 months, new data shows.

Nov. 30, 2020 ~2 min

Nemonte Nenquimo: The indigenous leader named 'environmental hero'

Nemonte Nenquimo is one of the six environmental leaders to be awarded this year's Goldman Prize.

Nov. 30, 2020 ~6 min

The burning scar: Inside the destruction of Asia’s last rainforests

Exclusive: A forensic investigation finds evidence of deliberate burning in Papua's palm oil plantations.

Nov. 12, 2020 ~16 min

Climate change: Protecting the rainforest through your shopping basket

Green groups welcome the UK's plan to outlaw the import of food and other goods from protected areas.

Nov. 11, 2020 ~4 min

People's bodies now run cooler than 'normal' – even in the Bolivian Amazon

'Normal' body temperature has declined in urban, industrialized settings like the US and UK. Anthropologists find the trend extends to Indigenous people in the Bolivian Amazon – but why?

Thomas Kraft, Postdoctoral Scholar in Anthropology, University of California Santa Barbara • conversation
Oct. 28, 2020 ~8 min

McDonald's among food firms urging tougher deforestation rules

Unilever and Tesco also say a new law should apply to all deforestation, whether legal or illegal.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Oct. 4, 2020 ~4 min

California wildfire trend 'driven by climate'

Global warming is behind the scale and impact of recent wildfires in the western US, scientists say.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
Sept. 24, 2020 ~5 min

In the Amazon, forest degradation is outpacing full deforestation

Forest that has been disturbed – but not cleared – by logging or fire can be hard to spot from satellites.

Tommaso Jucker, Research Fellow and Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~6 min