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 potentially damaging effects on the soy and cattle agribusiness sector.

In arid and desert regions of West Africa, AI has helped spot abundant tree growth that can support local lives and carbon stocks.

“Blue” carbon credits come bluest in Colombia’s Cispata mangroves, one of the most well-preserved mangrove forests in the Caribbean.

A boom in satellite mapping technology is significantly changing our data on landscapes, opening new doors for conservation and restoration.

The largely unknown archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic will host the fourth-largest marine protected area.

Scientists map and compare all of Earth’s landscapes to locate priority ecosystems and regions to restore, to receive greatest benefits.

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

How to plant trees using methods other than your hands? From drones to dogs to ‘cocoons,’ there are many ways to get seeds into the ground.

A new report assesses the main drivers of zooneses and how the knock-on effects of unstainable food systems can lead to future pandemics.

New soil 'library' uses spectroscopy technology to address the global food supply through advanced soil analysis.

Gender equity and land tenure are key to achieving sustainable landscapes, as is comprehensive and quality data for tracking what's happening.

New report looks at the pandemic’s effects on nutrition and hunger in Africa, and how lessons learned could lead to a better-fed future.

It’s taken a century to establish the organic foods sector. Now, as climate change increasingly threatens food sources, what role must organics play?

Which bans, fines and alternatives are successfully curbing plastic bag use in efforts to fight global plastic pollution.

The extinction of the forest elephant in Central Africa would prevent 3 billion tons of carbon from being stored in forests.