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A Season of Fire Tests Indonesia’s Efforts to Curb Deforestation

A Season of Fire Tests Indonesia’s Efforts to Curb Deforestation

At issue is whether recent successes had more to do with the weather and less with policy changes.
A Respite From Record Losses, but Tropical Forests Are Still in Trouble

A Respite From Record Losses, but Tropical Forests Are Still in Trouble

Indonesian forest rangers patrolling the Leuser ecosystem near Suaq Balimbing, Aceh. Like much of Indonesia’s rainforests, it is threatened by the expansion of plantations for palm oil and pulp and
A Respite From Record Losses, but Tropical Forests Are Still in Trouble

A Respite From Record Losses, but Tropical Forests Are Still in Trouble

Indonesian forest rangers patrolling the Leuser ecosystem near Suaq Balimbing, Aceh. Like much of Indonesia’s rainforests, it is threatened by the expansion of plantations for palm oil and pulp and
A Respite From Record Losses, but Tropical Forests Are Still in Trouble

A Respite From Record Losses, but Tropical Forests Are Still in Trouble

Indonesian forest rangers patrolling the Leuser ecosystem near Suaq Balimbing, Aceh. Like much of Indonesia’s rainforests, it is threatened by the expansion of plantations for palm oil and pulp and
Maps show how Bengaluru is expanding way too quickly for its residents

Maps show how Bengaluru is expanding way too quickly for its residents

The home of India’s tech industry is growing rapidly. But basic government services have yet to catch up. While most people in the southern Indian…
Indian households just aren’t interested in rooftop solar panels

Indian households just aren’t interested in rooftop solar panels

The scorching sun over Indian homes isn’t doing much for the country’s renewable energy targets. While commercial and industrial buildings are increasingly adopting solar panels,…
Can We Grow More Food on Less Land? We’ll Have To, a New Study Finds
Incoming House committee leader to call off ‘witch hunt’ against environmental groups

Incoming House committee leader to call off ‘witch hunt’ against environmental groups

The odds are good that environmental groups will stop receiving threatening letters from congressional leaders starting next month — letters demanding information about their alleged ties to foreign
House Republicans escalate crusade against environmental groups working in China

House Republicans escalate crusade against environmental groups working in China

Two leaders of the House Natural Resources Committee are continuing their crusade against environmental groups. This time they are targeting the World Resources Institute (WRI), a well-respected
Can a DNA Database Save the Trees? These Scientists Hope So

Can a DNA Database Save the Trees? These Scientists Hope So

A World Resources Institute project aims to collect DNA samples from tree leaves and use it to help track illegal logging.
Can a DNA Database Save the Trees? These Scientists Hope So

Can a DNA Database Save the Trees? These Scientists Hope So

A World Resources Institute project aims to collect DNA samples from tree leaves and use it to help track illegal logging.
With the right moves, India’s renewables push could lift thousands of rural workers out of poverty

With the right moves, India’s renewables push could lift thousands of rural workers out of poverty

India’s major renewable energy push could be as much about poverty reduction and job creation as it is about energy security and climate change. The…