Deforestation

A woman in a pink wrap and head covering looks at a brightly colored, round fabric-covered thermal cooker, with a lidded pot nestled inside. A woman on the right, with long black hair, reaches toward the pot.

Aisata Ibamie, right, a young renewable energy engineer and innovative clean energy activist from Cameroon, demonstrates how her ASAAB Thermal Cooker is used. (Photo courtesy Aisata Ibamie)

Mandela Washington Fellow
Most people in sub-Saharan Africa still use a wood fire to cook food. Aisata Ibamie, a young renewable energy engineer from Cameroon, has a low-tech solution to reduce indoor air pollution and save trees.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
A true story of the fear and sadness that comes with living in the Amazon rainforest.

Wrapped in the sacred orange robes of a Buddhist monk, this ordained tree is protected from deforestation because of its religious meaning. (Kiley Price/Wake Forest University)

Wake Forest University
Buddhist monks are using rituals and their prominent position in society to help with Thailand's environmental movement.

From Andapa, the distant peaks of Marojejy National Park tower in the northeast, while a view to the southwest mounts Madagascar National Park’s Anjanaharibe-Sud Reserve on the horizon. Both parks are pockets of intact primary forest which house incredible biodiversity. (Vanessa Moss/Sewanee)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Sewanee: The University of the South
Surrounded by protected forest, residents of Ambodivohitra and land managers at the World Wildlife Foundation reveal how commodity crops and wood use affect on-the-ground conservation practices in the rainforests of northeast Madagascar.
George Washington University
Film that shows the effects of deforestation on orangutans and people and how we can work to combat the negative consequences of deforestation.
la lucha por El Oro
la lucha por El Oro
The George Washington University
I traveled to Huaquillas, Ecuador to create a documentary on how the shrimp industry is impacting the environment and livelihood of the local community.
Senior Writer, Planet Forward
James Cameron might be best known as a filmmaker ("The Terminator," "Titanic," "Avatar" and more) but he also is a staunch environmentalist.
Senior Writer, Planet Forward
Much of the limelight at Climate Week NYC late last month focused on the politics of climate change. But alongside the high profile event, several interesting reports were released, which should not go unnoticed.
Cocaine's Environmental Cost
Graphic Designer, Planet Forward
Cocaine has human costs, but the first toll it takes is on the very land it grows on. See what producing cocaine is doing to the Columbian landscape and the Amazon.
The George Washington University Student
Most of us have to satisfy our chocolate cravings, but does the production and nutritional value of this sweet treat make it bittersweet?

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