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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A boom in satellite technology is revolutionizing the way we see the Earth
19 Apr 2021

And the data is opening new doors for landscape management and restoration

Tristan da Cunha becomes leader in ocean conservation
7 Apr 2021

A largely unknown archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic to host the fourth-largest marine protected area

Which landscapes should we restore first?
10 Feb 2021

Scientists map and compare all of Earth’s landscapes to locate priority restoration areas

From West Africa, here comes the next miracle grain: fonio
7 Jan 2021

New agricultural techniques are growing one of the world’s most ancient cereal crops into a solution to hunger – and...

Drones, dogs, ‘cocoons’ – it’s a new age for tree planting
23 Sep 2020

A look at the technologies changing the way tree seeds are planted

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