Lula promises sustainable development for the Amazon


Brazil’s new President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has promised to promote sustainable development for the Amazon — stopping deforestation while keeping agribusiness thriving. This is not an easy task.

Children play in a flooded area of Leticia, Colombia, Feb. 14, 2017, located by the Amazon River, on the border with Brazil and Peru.

Brazil’s neighbors wary of environmental impact of a Bolsonaro victory

Khadija Mohamed al-Makhzoumi is Somalia's first environment and climate change minister.

Somalia’s first environment minister aims to alleviate suffering from climate disasters

Climate Change
Amid a multitude of trails with trees that reach dozens of feet overhead, conservationists with Casa del Agua lead tours and tell stories about the forests planted over three decades.

Conservationists focus on community reforestation efforts to save Mexico’s wetlands

Smoke rises from a processing mill at a palm oil plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia

The world’s tropical forests can help us limit climate change — if we let them

Climate Change
Cattle graze on land recently burned and deforested by cattle farmers near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil.

World leaders pledged to end forest loss. What will it take?

Climate Change

At the climate talks in Glasgow last month, more than 130 countries representing 90% of the world’s forest cover pledged to end net-forest loss by 2030. Is this really achievable?

Protesting farmers ride tractors and shout slogans as they march to the capital, breaking police barricades, during India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, India

India repeals controversial farm laws after a year of protests

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India announces the repeal of three controversial farm laws that have been met with protests for a year. Also, Austria is set to go into lockdown as the government also prepares to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory. And, a new report shows deforestation of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is at a 15-year high.

At El Color de Mis Reves, or The Color of My Dreams, most of the land is covered by cloud forests. The owner wants the forest to regrow to give the wildlife more space.

Colombian farmers bet on bird-watching lodges to conserve forests


Deforestation increased in Colombia last year. But some farmers are finding ways to benefit from preserving the forests.

Tree trunks with vibrant green leaves

Mexican communities manage their local forests, generating benefits for humans, trees and wildlife

About 60% of Mexico’s forests are managed by local communities. A scholar who has studied the forests for 30 years explains how this system protects the forests and the people who oversee them.

The Atlantic rainforest in Brazil is a beacon for global forest restoration.

The Atlantic rainforest in Brazil is a bright spot for restoration

The Big Fix

As the largest restoration effort in the last 20 years, the Atlantic Forest project provides a blueprint for the rest of the world.