Officials say that U.S.-owned Hess Corporation, a consortium partner in Guyana’s offshore oil sector, has agreed to buy $750 million worth of carbon credits from the South American nation in the next decade as it works to ensure Guyana’s almost intact Amazonian rainforests remain standing.
In a last-minute effort to win reelection on Sunday, the governor of Rondonia, in the Brazilian Amazon, revoked the protected designation of a large swath of forest about twice the size of New York City.
The pro-development party of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gained significant strength in Congress in national elections Sunday.
September has come and gone, marking another painful milestone for the world’s largest rainforest. It’s the worst month in a decade for fire in the Brazil’s Amazon region.
Vanessa Nakate’s climate activism over the past three years has propelled her to the world stage as UNICEF’s newest goodwill ambassador.
European Union lawmakers have backed a proposal for a law that would ban the sale in the 27-nation bloc of agriculture products linked to the destruction of forests.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two members of the Brazilian Indigenous group known for its forest guardians who combat illegal deforestation have been killed according to the Indigenist Missionary Council, a nonprofit that monitors violence against native peoples.
More fires burned in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest this August than in any month in nearly five years, thanks to a surge in illegal deforestation.
Diego Saez Gil co-founded climate technology startup Pachama in 2018 at a time when big corporations in Silicon Valley and elsewhere were looking for ways to offset their carbon emissions through forest conservation.
An illegal dirt road ripping through protected areas in Brazil is only a few miles shy of connecting two of the worst areas of deforestation in the Amazon basin.
LONDON (AP) — The conservation charity founded by Prince William, second in line to the British throne and who launched the Earthshot Prize, keeps its investments in a bank that is one of the world’s biggest backers of fossil fuels, The Associated Press has learned.
Like other Brazilians, residents of the Amazon will elect governors and lawmakers in general elections in October.
After declaring a decision final, an important state court in Brazil has backpedaled and reopened a lawsuit that invalidated a large protected area in the country’s Amazon rainforest.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — One president of Brazil built a giant dam that wrought tremendous damage in the Amazon rainforest.
In a move that shocked environmentalists, the state government of Mato Grosso has given up a legal battle to protect a state park located in one of the Brazilian Amazon’s most biodiverse areas.
The Brazilian government has granted a preliminary environmental permit for paving a controversial highway that cuts through one of the Amazon’s most preserved areas.
Illegal loggers have destroyed some 18,500 square kilometers (7,100 square miles) of public forests over the past six years in the Brazilian Amazon.
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon broke all records for a six month period during the first half of 2022, a sign of increasing destruction during the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro.
Every day billions of people depend on wild flora and fauna to obtain food, medicine and energy. But a new U.N.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Koreans were working intensively to protect crops, factory equipment and other assets from potential damage from days of heavy rainfall, state media said Tuesday, as outside observers worry any flooding could aggravate the country’s economic hardships amid its COVID-1
Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s first elected leftist president, will take office in August with ambitious proposals to halt the record-high deforestation rates in the Amazon.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva laid out his campaign platform Tuesday, including a pledge for zero deforestation initiatives and appeals to moderates as seeks to unseat Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s election in October.
A Paris judge on Thursday ordered a mediation process to settle a legal dispute pitting environmental groups and representatives of Brazil’s Indigenous community against a major French retailer accused of selling beef linked to deforestation and land grabs in the Amazon rainforest.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro lead the two largest democracies in the Western Hemisphere, but they haven’t met since Biden took office last year.
Peru has descended into one of the worst political crises in its history and protection of its Amazon rainforest is failing, according to a report published Thursday.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican experts said Monday that 35% more monarch butterflies arrived this year to spend the winter in mountaintop forests, compared to the previous season.
Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has announced the creation of a carbon market in Brazil but it is voluntary and the announcement is thin on the kind of details that make for a robust trading forum.
Brazilian environmental and Indigenous organizations are urging the United States to fund forest protection initiatives that directly involve forest peoples.
Deforestation detected in the Brazilian Amazon reached a record high for the month of April. January and February had also broken records for those months.
Thousands of Brazilians have gathered outside Congress in Brasilia to protest a set of bills that they say threaten the Amazon rainforest and the Indigenous people living in it.