A 21st century gold rush has brought lawlessness and destruction to the once pristine Madre de Dios region of Peruvian rainforest. Environmental organisations estimate that more than 40 tons of mercury are dumped every year in the region.
In this NASA timelapse, satellite images show the rapid deforestation of the amazonian rainforest.
Vietnamese companies have been ruthlessly taking advantage of Laotian locals and their environment to create vast rubber plantations. The "rubber lords" are also getting support for the land grabs from Germany's Deutsche Bank, which is violatin...
The Alberta Oil Sands (Saudi Arabia of the North) as it is proudly refered to in the oil industry has proven to be a financial boom to the Canadian economy. It has also proven to be an environmental nightmare!
The results of a major water diversion project on the arid plains of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. No lake left.
There are more and more reasons to Say No to Plastics. Most plastic bags are used an average of 12 minutes, yet their real life span, unless recycled, is many hundreds of years. The plastic trash building up in our oceans is a ticking time bomb.
An educational site that provides info on the way we make, use and throw away stuff. They create short, easily shareable online movies that explore some of the key features of our relationship with stuff, including how we can make things better.
Friends of the Earth is fighting to defend the environment and create a more healthy and just world. We're progressive environmental advocates who pull no punches and speak sometimes uncomfortable truths to power. It's an approach that for four ...
Australia is at the epicentre of this world's 6th greatest extinction. Australian forests are being slaughtered. All within them is being destroyed. Forests are being crushed, felled and burnt...
The IUCN helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.