Fragmented forests in Myanmar suffer reduced carbon storage capacity following deforestation for roads, timber or agriculture. Credit: Lisa Mandle Scientists have been significantly overestimating the amount of carbon stored in the world’s tropical forests, a new study reports. World leaders and climate scientists use carbon storage estimates to devise carbon […]


CHRISTY LUNDY This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In July, British tabloid the Daily Mail came out with a screaming headline: “EXCLUSIVE: Video shows Hillary Clinton boarding private jet just hours after launching global-warming push.” Clinton’s strategy to slash carbon dioxide emissions, the Mail gleefully reported, […]


Large-scale investments in agriculture and forestry have far-reaching implications for the lives of affected individuals and communities. They are also an integral part of efforts by national governments to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and improve the governance of land resources. Despite their significance, these “land deals” and the […]