Burger King to stop buying palm oil from Indonesian company accused of rainforest destruction

Burger King to stop buying oil from Indonesian co.

Record gold prices draw hundreds of small miners, pose big threat to South American rainforest

Gold rush is growing threat to Suriname rainforest

Everglades, rainforests in Madagascar added to list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in danger

Everglades, Madagascar rain forest on UNESCO list

Deep in Congo forest, exploding bushmeat trade threatens Pygmies’ way of life


Lungless frog, zebra-striped fish, amorous slug among 123 new species found on Borneo

Amorous slug, orange snake among finds on Borneo

Cameron-backed Amazon dam delay overturned by Brazilian judge, allowing bidding to proceed

Cameron-backed Amazon dam delay nixed by judge

Brazil judge overturns delay for bidding on controversial Amazon dam

Amazon dam delay overturned by Brazil judge

AP Interview: James Cameron says hydroelectric dispute creates real-life ‘Avatar’ in Amazon

Cameron: Amazon dam dispute a real-life ‘Avatar’

To save Amazon rainforest, expert pushes smarter farming to replace slash-and-burn

Smarter farming key to saving Amazon rainforest

Sierra Club names Michael Brune as new executive director; Carl Pope to remain with group

Sierra Club names new executive director

SAN FRANCISCO — Environmental group Sierra Club has named its first new leader in 18 years — an activist who once took over the intercom of a Home Depot to tell customers not to buy lumber from ancient forests.

Forest-protection plan at UN talks boosted by $3.5 billion pledge from US, 5 other nations

US, 5 others pledge $3.5B to protect rainforests

US, 5 other countries pledge $3.5 billion to protect rainforests, stop deforestation worldwide

US, 5 others pledge $3.5bn to protect rainforests

Who’s going to pay the bill? Forest talks at climate conference falter over lack of financing

Lack of money could hurt forest deal

COPENHAGEN — A proposal aimed at saving the world’s tropical forests suffered a setback Sunday, when negotiators at the U.N. climate talks ditched plans for faster action on the problem because of concerns that rich countries aren’t willing to finance it.

Prosecutor: Man convicted of killing US nun in Amazon waives right to new trial in Brazil

Killer of US nun in Brazil renounces new trial

Ecuador asks federal court to bar Chevron from seeking arbitration in rainforest dispute

Ecuador sues Chevron to stop arbitration

NEW YORK — The Republic of Ecuador has sued the Chevron Corp. as the two battle over liability for pollution in the Amazon rainforest.

Protected by Comment Guard Pro