Tourists want to see the most pristine environments—and 95 percent of them would pay fees to keep them that way.
People & Ecosystems
A new U.S. government report confirms the well-established science behind climate change: it's real, it's human-caused, it's happening faster than predicted and it poses a tremendous threat to America and the rest of the world.
Forest restoration needn't be regarded as competition for scarce water resources. As a new report reveals, it can have a positive effect on water supply, among other benefits.
Active fire alerts produced by NASA and available online at Global Forest Watch Fires show the deadly wildfires whipping across California's wine country are among the worst in the state's history.
In a world that expects to welcome another 3 billion people to the middle class in the new few decades, eating more sustainably will be key. Two simple rules of thumb: eat fewer animal-based foods and waste less.
Ethiopia, the fastest growing global economy, aims to increase prosperity for its citizens. Climate change, conflicting water demands and watershed degradation could stand in its way. Sustainable water management will be essential to maintaining Ethiopia's progress.
In Indonesia's easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua, most people welcome the government's commitment to economic development, often in the form of oil palm expansion. But the impact of development can include irreparable deforestation and health crises. It's a delicate balancing act.
In the last weeks, we've seen deadly heat waves and wildfires in the U.S. West, massive floods in South Asia and the ravages of hurricanes in the Caribbean. What does science tell us about the links between these extreme weather events and a changing climate?
Knowledge is power for the women of Sungai Berbari, Indonesia. With forest data from the Global Forest Watch platform and advocacy training from Women Research Institute, they are influencing where and how nearby agricultural companies operate.
Forests contribute to a broad range of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and deforestation can undermine their achievement. With development strategies on the agenda at this week's UN General Assembly, the authors of Why Forests? Why Now? offer points to ponder.