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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With USD 2.3 trillion to spend, this is how public development banks can help biodiversity
19 Aug 2021

It’s not just money that banks can put toward conservation, but policy support too, new report finds

Fast facts: the Amazon biome
17 Aug 2021

A quick rundown on one of our planet’s most critical ecosystems

Indigenous communities receive less than 1% of climate mitigation aid, report finds
24 Jun 2021

Of USD 30 billion, negligible amounts reach caretakers of nearly half the world’s non-Antarctic land

Amazonian deforestation could cost Brazilian agribusiness hundreds of billions by 2050
16 Jun 2021

New study links tree loss to rainfall patterns, and effects on soy and cattle

What the documentation of 1.8 billion trees in West Africa means for climate change adaptation
20 May 2021

In dryland and desert regions, AI has helped spot abundant tree growth that can support local lives and carbon stocks

The first mangrove forest with full carbon calculation enters the carbon market
17 May 2021

“Blue” carbon credits come bluest in Colombia’s Cispata mangroves

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