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Deforestation news and analysis from The Nation
March 18, 2020
The Coronavirus Connection
Forest loss drives viruses as well as climate change—and Indigenous peoples are on the frontlines of the destruction.
Covering Climate Now
February 18, 2020
Think Exotic Animals Are to Blame for the Coronavirus? Think Again.
Scientists have fingered bats and pangolins as potential sources of the virus, but the real blame lies elsewhere—with human assaults on the environment.
December 11, 2018
Another Mass Extinction Is Underway
And this time we’re solely to blame.
October 18, 2018
Letters From the November 12, 2018, Issue
Holding banks to account… A radical cure… Time for Amazonian outrage…
October 25, 2017
Greenpeace Beats Back a SLAPP Lawsuit—for Now
It’s a victory for free speech and forests. But will it last?
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December 9, 2015
When Planting Trees Hurts the Environment
In Paris this week, policy-makers are considering an ambitious new plan to cover 50 million acres of South American land with trees. That might not be a good idea.
July 30, 2015
The Wettest Rainforest in the United States Has Gone Up in Flames
When fire can eat a rainforest in a relatively cool climate, you know the Earth is beginning to burn.
March 23, 2015
The Future of a Failed State
Nations like Haiti don’t “fail” because of their people, but because they’ve been relentlessly exploited by the more “developed” world.
October 6, 2014
Why Brazil’s Elections Matter
Wall Street really, really wanted Marina Silva to win. Too bad for Wall Street.
April 23, 2014
Greenwash Games: On Playing the World Cup in the Amazon
Sports tournaments will pollute air for “the earth’s lungs.”