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Deforestation news and analysis from The Nation
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.”
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April 22, 2014
Brazil’s World Cup Will Kick the Environment in the Teeth
In Brazil, the impact of sports mega-events like the World Cup on the environment is nothing to cheer.