Augusta Dwyer


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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Preventing future pandemics could depend on sustainable food
10 Aug 2020

A new report assesses the main drivers of zoonoses

A library for understanding the soils of the world
29 Jun 2020

New soil spectral library addresses global food supply through advanced soil analysis

Progress is being made on building sustainable landscapes, but how to measure it?
24 Jun 2020

Gender equity and land tenure – and comprehensive data – are key

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

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?

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

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

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

How evergreen agriculture could feed the world
7 Oct 2019

New approach combines agriculture with land restoration

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

Cities rethink their marshes as natural assets, not obstacles

The Everglades, forever more
17 Sep 2019

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

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

How unmanned aircraft are revolutionizing landscape management

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

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

Growing a green, healthy rice bowl
18 Jul 2019

SRI method increases rice yields and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Landscape restoration: Is it working?
20 May 2019

Scientists challenge the Bonn Challenge; its creator responds