Augusta Dwyer

ABOUT THE WRITER

Augusta Dwyer is a freelance writer based in Toronto and the author of four books including "Into the Amazon: The Struggle for the Rainforest" and "Broke but Unbroken: Grassroots Social Movements and Their Radical Solutions to Poverty." She has written for a wide variety of Canadian media and was awarded a Science in Society Award by the Canadian Science Writers Association in 1998.

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Ways COVID-19 could lead to less hunger in Africa
27 May 2020

New report looks at the pandemic’s effects on hunger and nutrition on the continent

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The forward movement of organic growth
21 Apr 2020

It has taken a century to establish the organics sector. Where does it need to go now?

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Bagging it: what’s working in the fight against plastic pollution
25 Mar 2020

Which bans, fines and alternatives are successfully curbing plastic bag use

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The carbon sequestration powers of the near-extinct forest elephant
3 Feb 2020

The animal’s extinction in Central Africa would prevent 3 billion tons of carbon from being stored in forests

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To adapt to climate change are vulnerable countries getting the money they need?
26 Nov 2019

New reports break down what type of finance countries are receiving

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How evergreen agriculture could feed the world
7 Oct 2019

New approach combines agriculture with land restoration

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Urban wetlands: Now coming to a city near you
17 Sep 2019

Cities rethink their marshes as natural assets, not obstacles

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The Everglades, forever more
17 Sep 2019

The story of one of history’s most ambitious restoration projects

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The take-off of the drone in conservation
9 Sep 2019

How unmanned aircraft are revolutionizing landscape management

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What’s the right carbon price for reforestation?
18 Jul 2019

New study models reforestation, deforestation and carbon sequestration at different prices

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Growing a green, healthy rice bowl
18 Jul 2019

SRI method increases rice yields and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

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Landscape restoration: Is it working?
20 May 2019

Scientists challenge the Bonn Challenge; its creator responds

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No peace without a piece of the land
15 May 2019

Mike Mora discusses challenges of land reform in Colombia

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In Petén, Guatemala, community forestry is viable business
15 May 2019

Increases in incomes, assets and education; decreases in deforestation

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New U.N. environmental report a wake-up call for health officials
16 Apr 2019

Sixth Global Environment Outlook makes a health case for policy change

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