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Indonesia, Brazil biggest culprits in tropical forest loss linked to industrial mining: study
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Indonesia, Brazil biggest culprits in tropical forest loss linked to industrial mining: study

Industrial-scale mining for materials such as coal, gold, and iron ore is spurring tropical deforestation, with once-impenetrable forest cleared for…
Brazil sees record Amazon deforestation in first half of 2022
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Brazil sees record Amazon deforestation in first half of 2022

(CNN) – Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has been deforested by a record amount in the first half of 2022, according to…
Amazon continues to burn in 2020 despite promises to save it
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Amazon continues to burn in 2020 despite promises to save it

NOVO PROGRESSO, Brazil (AP) — A year ago this month, the forest around the town of Novo Progresso erupted into…
Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest surge in July, worst in recent days
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Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest surge in July, worst in recent days

BRASILIA (Reuters) – The number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest jumped 28 percent in July from a year ago,…
Football pitch of rainforest destroyed every six seconds: study
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Football pitch of rainforest destroyed every six seconds: study

Vast tracts of pristine rainforest on three continents went up in smoke last year, with an area roughly the size…
A world redrawn: virus a ‘genocide’ threat for Amazon, warns Salgado
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A world redrawn: virus a ‘genocide’ threat for Amazon, warns Salgado

Legendary photographer Sebastiao Salgado has warned of a “genocide” of the Amazon’s indigenous peoples if the Brazilian government does not…
Pandemic poses special threat to indigenous health, culture
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Pandemic poses special threat to indigenous health, culture

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In Indonesia’s easternmost province, felled trees are stacked to block a road that leads to Papuan…
Amazon deforestation for January hits record
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Amazon deforestation for January hits record

Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil more than doubled in January compared with the previous year, according to official…
Tiny indigenous land highlights Brazil’s environmental woes
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Tiny indigenous land highlights Brazil’s environmental woes

SAO PAULO (AP) — Their bodies painted black, dozens of members the Brazil’s Guarani Mbya tribe lift their hands and…
Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon up 85 percent in 2019
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Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon up 85 percent in 2019

Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil soared 85 percent in 2019, compared with the previous year, official data…
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