Venezuela’s Mining Arc boom sweeps up Indigenous people and cultures

In 2016, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro declared the opening of the Arco Minero, which sprawls in an east-to-west crescent across 112,000 square kilometers (43,243 square miles) mostly in Bolívar... 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 »

Meet Indonesia’s new honeyeater species from Rote Island

A new bird species from Indonesia has been described by a group of scientists after it was first observed in 1990, a paper said. The bird, which belongs to... Read more »

Paper giant and its ‘suppliers’ are essentially one and the same, investigation finds

A new investigation reveals intimate connections between Asia Pulp & Paper, which is Indonesia’s largest paper producer, and 25 of the plantation companies that supply it with pulpwood. The... Read more »