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We see incredible climate action take place in rainforest around the world each and every day. Find stories and news to inspire your own climate action now.

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No empty Eden

Humans have lived in the Amazon rainforest much longer than previously thought. Stonehenge-like structures, 2,000 years old, have been discovered in Acre state in the western Brazilian Amazon. Swansea University’s Dr Neil Loader and Emeritus Prof. Alayne Street-Perrott are…

Why Trees are Key to Fighting Climate Change

Trees are pretty special things. They provide oxygen, conserve water, improve air quality, preserve soil, support wildlife, and are some of the oldest and largest living beings on earth. Not only that, they are crucial foot soldiers in the fight against climate change.

The Asháninka health promoters

Diarrhoea and malnutrition are the two biggest killers of young children in Cool Earth’s partnerships – this is where the The Asháninka health promoters come in. Health Promoters Mothers have worked with Cool Earth to set up a…

The Carbon Exchange

A unique five-year experiment has shown that tall healthy trees share carbon with trees of different species. Underneath the soil, a vast network of fungi and fine plant roots grow together. This ‘mycorrhizal’ network allows the exchange of nutrients and…

A simple solution to sickness

I trained as a midwife and I especially enjoy learning about how to care for sick children. Bronchitis, diarrhoea and anaemia are the biggest health problems in Camantavishi, and children are especially affected. I was sad to see how many…

Sewing keeps trees standing

A stitch in time. “In my village, there used to be a sewing group but the lady who ran it had to move away. When I knew I could get funding from Cool Earth I thought it would be a…

The cheapest way to save rainforest?

Giving indigenous people legal rights to their land is one of the most cost-effective ways to protect South America’s endangered rainforest. A recent World Resources Institute report [footnote ftnt_no=”1″] found that deforestation rates in Brazil on land formally owned by…

Orangerie Bay: One year on

When Gadaisu village in Papua New Guinea contacted Cool Earth, they were desperate to save their forest. Palm Oil companies were on their doorstep. They faced an agonising decision: Sell their land, or continue to live in extreme…

Tippy Taps

A ‘tippy tap’ is an ingenious way to wash your hands that’s perfect for use in remote rainforest areas. You only need a few basic materials and it uses minimal water. As it’s operated by a foot lever, there’s less…