Researchers at the Copenhagen global warning talks say they're finding success in reducing emissions by encouraging tropical countries to protect their forests.
Brazil announced that it had cut the amount of Amazon deforestation in half. It plans voluntary reductions between 38 and 42 percent in carbon emissions at the upcoming Copenhagen climate talks.
Tropical deforestation rates this decade are higher than during the 1990s, resulting in 135 plant, animal, and insect species being lost every day.
Many fir trees in Mexico that provide winter homes for monarch butterflies are being killed by bark beetles.
An ambitious commitment by some of the world's largest companies not to buy beef or leather products from the Brazilian Amazon may falter if a strong monitoring system isn't put in place.
Activists from the ecological group Greenpeace unload fake radioactive barrels in front of the Christian Democrats party (CDU) headquarters in Berlin, Germany on June 28. Greenpeace's Trojan horse was created to protest the party's atomic energy policies.
Giant Panda 'Kai Kai' sits in his enclosure at the Giant Panda Forest exhibit at the River Safari, Nov. 28, 2012, in Singapore. Panda populations are threatened by poaching and a loss of habitat, as well as a low birth rate.
Deforestation destroys the habitat of the largest animal to live primarily in trees.