Despite efforts to protect them, tropical forests are dwindling at a near-record rate at a time when humanity needs them more than ever in the fight against climate change. In this interview with Eco-Business, World Resources Institute's global forests director Rod Taylor argues that we need to rethink the balance between development and conservation.
Environmental groups from Papua New Guinea issued a letter to China during the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, highlighting the negative effects of rampant logging in the country's forest-dependent communities.
A new report by Greenpeace finds that palm oil suppliers to the world’s largest brands have cleared more than 1,300 square kilometres of rainforest—an area the size of the city of Los Angeles—since the end of 2015.
China, as the main destination for Papua New Guinea’s timber, could help tackle illegality in the island country's forestry sector with stricter enforcement, according to a new report from environmental watchdog Global Witness.
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Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster" because disasters are not natural, says University College London researcher Ilan Kelman. Rather, they are the result of social and political forces which shape people's vulnerability to events.