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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New study links tree loss to rainfall patterns, and effects on soy and cattle
In dryland and desert regions, AI has helped spot abundant tree growth that can support local lives and carbon stocks
“Blue” carbon credits come bluest in Colombia’s Cispatá mangroves
And the data is opening new doors for landscape management and restoration
A largely unknown archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic to host the fourth-largest marine protected area
Scientists map and compare all of Earth’s landscapes to locate priority restoration areas
New agricultural techniques are growing one of the world’s most ancient cereal crops into a solution to hunger – and a food trend
A look at the technologies changing the way tree seeds are planted
A new report assesses the main drivers of zoonoses
New soil spectral library addresses global food supply through advanced soil analysis
Gender equity and land tenure – and comprehensive data – are key
New report looks at the pandemic’s effects on hunger and nutrition on the continent
It has taken a century to establish the organics sector. Where does it need to go now?
Which bans, fines and alternatives are successfully curbing plastic bag use
The animal’s extinction in Central Africa would prevent 3 billion tons of carbon from being stored in forests