About 17 percent of the Amazon has been lost to deforestation, which intensifies the effects of climate change. Imazon, a nonprofit research institution, uses real-time satellite imagery and mapping technology to help combat the problem.
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Fighting lake burst in Nepal, using Nasa data to monitor forest cover, building climate smart cities in coastal Asia. Read about these and other ways the U.S. Government is hard at work helping protect our planet and the billions of people who share it.
An organization in northern Haiti is promoting a cooking fuel made from agricultural waste that can save trees, help farmers increase their yields and generate additional income.
Paul Collier, Professor of Economics at Oxford University, spoke earlier today at USAID’s Frontiers in Development Forum, and will speak again tomorrow morning. Below is an excerpt from his contribution to the Frontiers in Development essays. As the world economy grows, it increasingly faces natural constraints. These provide both new opportunities and new risks for the […]
In the mountains south of Port-au-Prince, there is little evidence of the earthquake that devastated the capital city last year. The mountains suffer from a different kind of damage: decades of deforestation. Haitian schoolchildren participating in a USAID project recently hiked into Parc National La Visite on a dual-purpose mission. About 40 kids, who live […]
by Jonathan Hale Energy and environmental issues have been a key focus of my visit to Russia this week. I had the great opportunity to meet with officials at the Ministry of Energy, which is responsible for improving energy efficiency in Russia, as well as with civic leaders from environmental groups and the Institute for […]
At a U.S.-funded workshop on May 6, representatives from government agencies and non-governmental organizations in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam convened to forge a strategy for preserving the forests of the Lower Mekong. These forests are home to more than 25 million people in Vietnam alone, and are threatened by deforestation and degradation. Participants at […]