Logging opens dispute between the EU and Poland

Logging opens dispute between the EU and Poland

The Polish government’s decision to allow logging in one of Europe’s last remaining primeval forests has led to a bitter fight between Warsaw and the European Union.

HSBC triggers investigation into palm oil company over deforestation allegations

HSBC triggers investigation into palm oil company over deforestation allegations

HSBC has triggered an investigation into Noble Plantations following allegations the company was preparing to clear thousands of hectares of rainforest in Papua for oil palm cultivation.

Artist creates giant wood sculptures and hides them in Copenhagen forests

Artist creates giant wood sculptures and hides them in Copenhagen forests

Over the last three years, Danish artist Thomas Dambo has been creating enormous sculptures from recycled materials.

"A God In The Hearth: a Visual Essay on Fire and Fossil Fuels" opens

“A God In The Hearth: a Visual Essay on Fire and Fossil Fuels” opens

David Carmack Lewis found inspiration for his art project as he sat near a large stone fireplace and enjoyed the warmth and light from the fire.

China breaks ground on 12-mile treetop walkway in Fuzhou forest

China breaks ground on 12-mile treetop walkway in Fuzhou forest

China’s magnificent new walkway is giving people a treetop experience of Fuzhou’s sub-tropical forests unlike any before.

Canadian province, B.C., declares state of emergency as forest fires spread

Canadian province, B.C., declares state of emergency as forest fires spread

Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and Minister responsible for Emergency Management BC, announced a provincial state of emergency to ensure a co-ordinated response to the current wildfire situation and to ensure public safety.

International illegal logging conference touches on myriad issues

International illegal logging conference touches on myriad issues

A broad gathering of key players in the environmental sector came together last week in London for an international conference on illegal logging.

Chinese firm to harvest timber in Lupane

Chinese firm to harvest timber in Lupane

Kusile Rural District Council in Matabeleland North has courted a Chinese firm, Fazhao Investment to harvest and process timber in the area.

China is building a smog-eating 'forest city' filled with tree-covered skyscrapers

China is building a smog-eating ‘forest city’ filled with tree-covered skyscrapers

The smog levels in the southern Chinese city of Liuzhou are not yet dire, but if the city fails to deal with its pollution, it will only get worse over time.

College uncovers carbon stock in its trees

College uncovers carbon stock in its trees

Ever wondered how much carbon the trees on your premises have absorbed and stored in them?

China's demand for rosewood furniture is decimating Africa's Mukula trees 

China’s demand for rosewood furniture is decimating Africa’s Mukula trees 

The making of traditional Chinese furniture is an art form whose craftsmanship dates back as far as 1,000 BC.

Portugal forest fires kill 62 near Coimbra

Portugal forest fires kill 62 near Coimbra

A catastrophic forest fire in Portugal has claimed at least 62 lives, including four children, officials say.

Poland's Bialowieza: Losing the forest and the trees

Poland’s Bialowieza: Losing the forest and the trees

In the post-truth era, Polish government is trying to convince us that it needs to chop down a forest to protect it.

Canada weighing multiple trade actions against U.S. over softwood lumber

Canada weighing multiple trade actions against U.S. over softwood lumber

The Canadian government is threatening multiple trade actions against the United States in retaliation for duties on softwood lumber, warning that several American industries could be targeted in the event of a protracted dispute.

AP investigation shows Peru backsliding on illegal logging

AP investigation shows Peru backsliding on illegal logging

Never before had so much lumber been denied entry at a U.S. port on evidence that it was harvested illegally.

China to plant ‘green necklace’ of trees around Beijing to fight smog

China to plant ‘green necklace’ of trees around Beijing to fight smog

Senior Chinese officials have tried tackling their country’s chronic air-pollution problem in piecemeal ways — fining some polluting companies, investing in alternative energy sources and ordering lower-level officials to enforce standards, for example.

International efforts hope to save Vancouver Island rainforests

International efforts hope to save Vancouver Island rainforests

Rainforests are disappearing but there might be a way to save them while still keeping a thriving logging industry.

Polish law change unleashes 'massacre' of trees

Polish law change unleashes ‘massacre’ of trees

New law allows private landowners to cut down any number of trees without applying for permission or even informing authorities.

Kevin McCloud: Sustainable timber

Kevin McCloud: Sustainable timber

Our editor-at-large discusses his favourite houses from his latest TV series and praises WWF for championing sustainable timber.

How to stop deforestation: 'Indigenous people are the best park rangers' 

How to stop deforestation: ‘Indigenous people are the best park rangers’ 

Trees soak up greenhouse gases, so how do we ensure their protection?