Methane from Indian livestock adds to global warming

Methane produced by India’s livestock population, considered the world’s largest, can significantly raise global temperatures, says a new study designed to help predict climate change linked to greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions from farm... Read more »

Brazil 2018: Amazon under attack, resistance grows, courts to act, elections

While forecasts are always difficult, it seems likely that Brazilian President Michel Temer will remain in power for the last year of his term, despite on-going corruption investigations. Elections... Read more »

Scientists surprised by orchid bee biodiversity near oil palm plantations

A recent study finds orchid bee diversity is supported by forest patches along rivers near oil palm plantations in Brazil. The study lends evidence that remnant patches of forest... Read more »

Trees are much more than the lungs of the world 

Agroforestry is a technique of growing trees and shrubs with crops, and is the focus of a new Mongabay series. Beside carbon sequestration, increased food security, biodiversity, topsoil depths,... Read more »

Raising beef cattle on grass can create a higher carbon footprint than feedlots, new study suggests

by Kimberly Hickok Feedlot cattle have a smaller carbon footprint than pasture-raised cattle because they grow faster and produce higher meat yields, a new study has found This is important... Read more »