The long-held contention that rural forest communities are the prime culprits in tropical forest destruction is increasingly being discredited, as evidence mounts that the best way to protect rainforests is to involve local residents in sustainable management.
The truth revealed: Environmental bluffs miss big picture
The West African nation of Liberia has partnered with the European Union in a unique attempt to protect its remaining forests by barcoding every harvestable tree.
Sometimes "little green lies" bend the truth and become the basis for government policies that harm the environment.
Desertification is occurring in almost 30 percent of China and salinization affects 10 percent of the nation.