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NYT Logging Industry

On the Congo River, Following a Logger’s Dangerous Journey

Wed, 22/06/2022 - 09:00
To understand the perilous, often illegal logging industry in the Congo Basin, we needed to get out on the water ourselves.

Book Review: “Tree Thieves,” by Lyndsie Bourgon

Tue, 21/06/2022 - 11:00
Lyndsie Bourgon’s “Tree Thieves” casts the American environmental movement in all its complexity.

Tracking the Congo River’s Huge Rafts of Logs

Thu, 16/06/2022 - 16:38
A Times reporter, Dionne Searcey, traveled the Congo river to explore a dangerous logging trade that officials say is rife with corruption. Here is some of what she saw.

How Logging Is Affecting the Democratic Republic of Congo

Wed, 15/06/2022 - 04:44
The Congo River Basin rainforest, vital in the fight against climate change, has long been protected in part by its remoteness. But the river acts as a highway for sprawling flotillas of logs, sent downstream by tiny villages and international lumber companies alike, all seeking profit from a vulnerable forest.

Men Missing in Amazon Faced Threats Before They Disappeared

Wed, 08/06/2022 - 19:03
Dom Phillips, a British journalist, and Bruno Pereira, a Brazilian expert on Indigenous groups, have not been seen since Sunday. They faced threats before they disappeared.

Peat is the Unsung Hero of Carbon Capture

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 14:05
Peatlands make up a tiny percentage of the Earth’s surface, but store more carbon than forests.

What Do the Protectors of the ‘World’s Lungs’ Get in Return?

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 13:55
The world is suddenly focused on a huge natural carbon store in the Congo Basin. Its guardians are asking what they're owed for keeping it intact.

El 20 por ciento de los reptiles están en peligro de extinción

Sun, 01/05/2022 - 09:00
El primer análisis global enfocado en esta especie ha descubierto que la tala y la agricultura están eliminando su hábitat a un ritmo insostenible, agravando el declive de la biodiversidad en todo el mundo.

20 Percent of Reptiles Risk Extinction, From King Cobras to Geckos

Wed, 27/04/2022 - 18:01
The first global analysis of its kind found that logging and farming are taking away reptile habitat at an unsustainable pace, exacerbating a worldwide decline in biodiversity.

by Dr. Radut