Eat your heart out Johnny Appleseed. That's practically what Lorena Tapia, Ecuador's minister of environment, said on Wednesday when she announced that the country plans to plant 350,000 trees simultaneously.
Deforestation is driving changes in the climate that threaten to impact global food production, according to a new study.
With a little bit of luck, China has helped to reverse global forest loss despite ongoing large-scale deforestation in the tropics, according to recent research.
The Tasmanian swift parrot is reportedly facing severe population decline. Now researchers are estimating that the iconic green parrot only has about 16 years left to make a comeback, or it's all over for the tiny birds.
Researchers warn that without better local management, some of the world's most iconic ecosystems may collapse under climate change.
Amur tigers, the world's largest cats, are likely to go extinct in the near future as habitat loss and poaching devastate their populations; but one coalition of conservationists is quite literally in a race to save this endangered species.
Previous research has suggested cattle are the next invasive species, being introduced to regions where cows were not previously found. While this has yet to be confirmed, their presence is currently an issue in Mongolia, where these grass-eaters are now overgrazing and destroying vital rangelands, a new study says.
When you're eating a juicy hamburger, you would hardly think that you are affecting the health of the planet - but according to the federal government, you are. An advisory panel of nutritionists and researchers are advising in a new report that Americans eat less meat in order to save the environment.
In the face of climate change tropical forests are rapidly declining, but soon they may be getting some help from space, according to new research.
Thanks to climate change, habitat loss and hunting, the number of Borneo mammals at near-extinction is expected to double by the year 2080, an astonishing new report says.
In the face of climate change, scientists often focus on the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emissions, but new research shows that tropical deforestation triggers global changes that are just as costly as carbon pollution.
A new study has revealed the complexities of deforestation, showing that a very wasteful land management strategy is not only encouraging the decline of our world's rainforests, but actually making little use of the resulting cleared land. Now experts are suggesting a new strategy.
Sixty years ago the cropland that once dominated the South Carolina longleaf pine woodlands was finally left untilled. Now, the woodlands appear to have recovered to their former glory, showing little evidence that they were once ever wide and empty fields. However, while it may not be obvious, local plant and animal life seems to still know what happened to their home not too long ago.
International agriculture and lumber industries are main drivers of tropical deforestation, according to a new study.
Brazil is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, but not with cars and power plants. A study recent details how the effect of rainforest degradation has been underestimated in fragmented rainforest regions, with lonely trees not doing their expected share of carbon cleanup.