A document obtained by Mongabay/InfoAmazonia ties an increase in malaria cases to illegal mining in the Pará region.
An exclusive investigation shows Brazil’s mining regulator continues to entertain requests to mine in Indigenous territories, which is prohibited under the country’s Constitution.
Indonesia and the Philippines account for most of the world’s coconut production. But as the palm oil industry expands, helped by generous government subsidies, coconut farmers struggle to adapt.
A project in the Brazilian state of Pará is bringing residents and researchers together to both create a fire warning and prediction system and transition away from the use of fire for farming.
Traditional peoples in the Amazon have been using ancestral fire management methods for agriculture for centuries while preserving biodiversity. The climate crisis has made these practices harder. A new project in western Pará aims for a more efficient system.
Work at Bantar Gebang landfill in West Java is dangerous. Landslides can occur anytime, and vehicle-related accidents are frequent. Worse yet, scavengers have dealt with medical waste long before the pandemic.
Increasing salinity from rising sea levels, storm surges, and declining river flow, threatens the livelihood of millions of paddy farmers in the Indian Sundarbans and other Asian deltas.
President Jair Bolsonaro has revived a plan, conceived in the 1970s, to extend the BR-163 highway, the main soy corridor in Brazil, north to the border with Suriname.
A Repórter Brasil team visited Lábrea, Brazil, to better understand the hidden reality of forest destruction.
Attempts to nominate northern Myanmar’s Hkakaborazi Landscape as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site in 2017 sparked fierce debate over who should manage natural resources in the biodiverse region.
Lábrea, an Amazonas, Brasil, municipality with alarming deforestation rates, has a combination of remoteness, absentee state authority, and complete land titling chaos. These conditions catalyze land grabs, deforestation, and illegal timber extraction. And death. In great numbers.
As the palm oil industry expands, coconut farmers are struggling to adapt.