Forests

Amazon floodplain trees emit as much methane as all Earth's oceans combined

Environmental scientists from The Open University (OU) have discovered that trees growing in the Amazon floodplains surrounding the Amazon River emit …

Ecology

Video: The Rhythms of Peru

For many people, the first thought that comes to mind when you think of Peru is Machu Picchu, the mountaintop fortress that was built by the Inca. …

Machu Picchu

Member Centre Members - Alabama's stunning upset; when forests don't grow back

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New maps show shrinking wilderness being ignored at our peril

Maps of the world's most important wilderness areas are now freely available online following a University of Queensland–led study published today.

Australian Universities

African deforestation not as great as feared

The loss of forests in Africa in the past century is substantially less than previously estimated, an analysis of historical records and paleontology …

Sierra Leone

The Ultimate Arbitrary List of Places to Visit in 2018

The editorial team at Everything Everywhere likes to keep with the times. We’ve noticed a great many travel publications all publishing their list of …

Solomon Islands

Norway cuts payments to Brazil after Amazon forest losses rise

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway has slashed its annual payments to Brazil to protect the Amazon rainforest by 60 percent to $42 million after a rise in forest destruction in 2016, but welcomed signs that losses have slowed this year, Norway's Environment Ministry said on Friday.<p>Norway makes annual payments …

Environment

The Mysteries of Life in the Amazon Jungle

<b>The Mysteries of Life in the Amazon Jungle</b><br>Story and photos by Debi Goodwin<p><i>An Amazon Basin jungle lodge excursion tacked onto an Ecuador trip as an</i> …

Nature

Draft EU-Mercosur trade treaty leaked

"Backroom trade talks undermine democracy and public trust in politicians," the campaign group said in a press release.<p>The documents provide an …

European News

10 reasons to visit Finland

Finland is celebrating a hundred years of independence. That's one more reason to get to know this northern European country with its many lakes, …

Culture

WWF tracking dolphins down the Amazon in scientific first

Knowledge about river dolphins is fundamental to safeguarding their survival.<p>The World Wide Fund for Nature is tracking river dolphins in the Amazon …

Amazon River

‘Rename Kanu forests as Sarkari Kanu’

Vrukshalaksha Andolana, an organisation working for conservation of forests has pressed the State government to pass an order to name the Kanu …

Guest post: Trees are the dominant source of methane emissions in Amazon wetlands

<i>Prof Vincent Gauci</i><i> is chair in global change ecology in the School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences at the</i> <i>Open University</i><i>.</i> The world’s …

Climate Change

The difficult task of tracking deadly wood

Logging is a cause of murder in the Amazon rainforest. And a Greenpeace report has shown that European companies still buy wood that comes from …

World News

Why forests are spreading in the rich world

FORESTS in countries like Brazil and Congo get a lot of attention from conservationists, and it is easy to see why. South America and sub-Saharan …

Emmerson Mnangagwa

Sound ‘Signatures’ Of The World Captured In Striking Visual & Audio Forms

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background images provided by Expedia<br>When you snap a picture, you’ll want it to capture everything you feel and …

Chiang Mai

Dolphins, alligators and tribes in Brazil's Amazon forest

The Amazon is not visited in great numbers. But the adventurous tourists who go there are rarely disappointed.<p>"Look before grabbing any branches …

Brazil

Using Forests to Fight Climate Change

California is again leading the way.<p>Forests give us shade, quiet and one of the harder challenges in the fight against climate change. Even as we humans count on forests to soak up a good share of the carbon dioxide we produce, we are threatening their ability to do so. The climate change we are …

Climate

GoPro tips from the experts

Using a GoPro for both photos and videos is not rocket science. After all, it works pretty much like a point and shoot camera, so how difficult can …

GoPro

Flies Are Even More Disgusting Than We Thought, Acting As 'Airborne Shuttles' For Disease

The flies in your home, at your picnic, and at the local food court may be even grosser than you thought. A new study finds that they are crawling …

Microbiology

A Very ProPublica Holiday Gift Guide — ProPublica

Our staff is incredibly dedicated to investigative journalism. But they also write novels, play music and even pen poetry. Whether you’re looking for …

Amazon Rainforest

Predictive Smart Contracts

The Age of A.I. Powered Incentives<p>Read the chinese version here<p>Can a machine guide us to be good humans?<p>Self-interest is an integral part of human …

Bitcoin

Go See Amazon Adventure 3D IMAX At Pacific Science Center

We received tickets to see the show.<p>This week only for a special adventure you can see the Amazon Adventure 3D at the Pacific Science Place. We are …

Women in Science

Kayak Fishing the Amazon River

Arriving in style at Peackcock Bass Expeditions Floating Lodge by float plane<p><b>THE KAYAK FISHING SHOW</b> has just knocked a huge destination off our …

Fishing

Percentage of forest area by region in Europe

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Europe

What makes soil, soil? Researchers find hidden clues in DNA

Ever wondered what makes a soil, soil? And could soil from the Amazon rainforest really be the same as soil from your garden?<p>Researchers at the …

Ecology

Costa Rica Rainforests

With more than a quarter of Costa Rica’s total land area comprising of national parks, biological reserves and wildlife refuges, it is no wonder then …

Central America

Whose is this pretty boy, then? Owner of lost parrot sought

As winter approaches, any resemblance Cullingworth may have had to the Amazon rainforest grows fainter by the day.<p>So villager Dorothy Chiverton is …

Amazon Rainforest

The worst questions you’ll hear this Thanksgiving and how to redirect the conversation

Thanksgiving is a time for the whole family to gather around the table and enjoy a delicious feast. But for most families, it's not always fun and …

Amazon River

Unreasonable Impact is backing entrepreneurs to provide solutions to our planet’s energy crisis

One of the defining challenges of our day is making sure that the world’s growing population gets all the energy it needs to carry out both economic …

Amazon Rainforest