Manaus

Science, Tech & Environment

Research into genetic modification of trees may enable more deforestation

Scientists are studying how to genetically modify desirable trees in order to make them more commercially beneficial. They say it will allow us to grow more productive trees on less land, protecting natural forests -- but environmentalists say it will just increase deforestation by giving businesses something better to do with the land.

Urban Jungle Monkey

Manaus, Brazil is a city of 2 million people completely surrounded by the Amazon rainforest. Pockets of forest lie within the city and are home to a rare monkey found nowhere else in the world.

Urban Jungle Monkey

Manaus, Brazil is a city of 2 million people completely surrounded by the Amazon rainforest. Pockets of forest lie within the city and are home to a rare monkey found nowhere else in the world.

Science, Tech & Environment

Research into genetic modification of trees may enable more deforestation

Scientists are studying how to genetically modify desirable trees in order to make them more commercially beneficial. They say it will allow us to grow more productive trees on less land, protecting natural forests -- but environmentalists say it will just increase deforestation by giving businesses something better to do with the land.