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Two-thirds of tropical rainforest destroyed or degraded globally, NGO says
Environment

Two-thirds of tropical rainforest destroyed or degraded globally, NGO says

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Humans have degraded or destroyed roughly two-thirds of the world’s original tropical rainforest cover, new data reveals…
Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest surge in July, worst in recent days
World

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
World

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…
With attention on virus, Amazon deforestation surges
World

With attention on virus, Amazon deforestation surges

It has not gotten much attention with the world focused on coronavirus, but deforestation has surged in the Amazon rainforest…
Amazon deforestation for January hits record
Environment

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
Environment

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
Environment

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…
Right-wing Brazil president gives fiery Saudi Arabia speech
Middle East

Right-wing Brazil president gives fiery Saudi Arabia speech

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Brazil’s president launched a fiery defense of his far-right government on Wednesday during a visit…
Greenpeace blocks Total biorefinery that uses palm oil
Environment

Greenpeace blocks Total biorefinery that uses palm oil

Greenpeace activists on Tuesday blocked the entrance to a refinery in southern France where oil giant Total uses controversial palm…
Frontline fight: Indonesia locked in epic battle against jungle blazes
World

Frontline fight: Indonesia locked in epic battle against jungle blazes

Working around the clock, thousands of firefighters are struggling to contain smog-belching blazes raging across rainforests and farmland in Indonesia,…
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