deforestation

Haunted Forests

Halloween is the time when ghosts of ages past appear! It is not only the ghosts of those people who have past though that can be seen haunting our historic … Read more

New Documentary on Deforestation’s Threat to Lemurs

Humans may have only one planet, but imagine if we had only one island? That’s the reality for lemurs, primates that live only on Madagascar. And as a new documentary … Read more

VIDEO – At Climate Talks, NWF Presses for Reduced Deforestation in Brazil

In the past decade, deforestation has accounted for over 50 percent of Brazil’s greenhouse gas emissions and it’s the world’s third largest emitter of carbon. Agriculture for things like cattle … Read more

Stopping Massive Deforestation – A Bright Spot at Climate Talks

As we’ve discussed in previous posts, expectations are pretty modest for climate progress at the international talks here in Cancun. There are some places where we can and must act, … Read more

Cancun Climate Negotiations: No Holiday in the Sun

From the National Wildlife Federation’s perspective, there are three critical things that must happen to consider Cancun a success. Read more

Next Round of Climate Talks a Challenge

As we discussed in a recent post, getting progress at the international climate talks that kick off next week in Cancun, Mexico will be a challenge. What forward movement we see in … Read more

Let’s Commit to Tropical Forest Conservation

Tropical rainforests are diverse habitats that are home to half of the world’s plant and wildlife species, and protecting these forests is crucial to wildlife and to the health of … Read more

Report from Barcelona UN Climate Talks

Against this backdrop thousands of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change delegates and observers have converged to set the stage for a Copenhagen climate deal.
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Speaking Up for the Frog

In my new book Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth, I write that large tracts of the vast Amazonian rainforest ecosystem may be on the brink of irreversible collapse if … Read more

Brazil’s Environment Head Says Amazon Deforestation Is Slowing

The CO2 emissions caused by deforestation make Brazil a top-tier global warming polluter that has been criticized for not moving more quickly to save its vast but diminishing Amazon basin … Read more