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Rainforests might survive after all, says new study

Rainforests might survive after all, says new study

A new study shows that while rainforests continue to face threats, certain areas are seeing a decline in deforestation, offering a glimmer of hope for their future.

Benji Jones reports for Vox.

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Palm oil is actually not that bad for the environment (anymore)

Palm oil once destroyed orangutan-filled rainforests in Southeast Asia. Now, the industry is cleaning up its act.
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Trial of palm oil tycoon Surya Darmadi begins in Jakarta

Palm oil tycoon Surya Darmadi began trial in Jakarta on Thursday over an alleged corruption scheme that deforested tens of thousands of hectares on the island of Sumatra.

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Rainforest politics in Brazil and Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo and Brazil are home to the world’s biggest rainforests. Their challenges are similar, but on climate they are pursuing divergent paths.
Foreign capital powers Brazil's meatpackers

Foreign capital powers Brazil's meatpackers and helps deforest the Amazon

Foreign investors, including asset management companies and pension funds, now own large stakes, which means that ordinary citizens in the United States and elsewhere are helping fund Amazon deforestation through their investments.

Drop in rain forest productivity could speed future climate change

Drop in rain forest productivity could speed future climate change

Tropical forests host a rich diversity of plant and animal life and process vast amounts of carbon dioxide. Therefore, researchers have been particularly interested in how these ecosystems might be affected by climate change.

Tom Lovejoy, prominent conservation biologist, dies at 80
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Tom Lovejoy, prominent conservation biologist, dies at 80

Thomas E. Lovejoy III, a prominent and influential conservation biologist who helped catalyze a global movement to save the Amazon rainforest and served as an advisor to a wide range of global leaders on environmental matters, has died. He was 80. Lovejoy was known as a pioneer of modern conservation efforts.

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