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

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…
Invasions and illegal exploitation of indigenous lands in Brazil tripled under Bolsonaro, says advocacy group
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Invasions and illegal exploitation of indigenous lands in Brazil tripled under Bolsonaro, says advocacy group

(CNN) – Invasions and illegal extraction of natural resources in Brazil’s protected indigenous lands have tripled since President Jair Bolsonaro…
Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has already reached a new deforestation record this year
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Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has already reached a new deforestation record this year

(CNN) – The portion of Amazon rainforest impacted by deforestation in the first three months of 2022 was the highest…
Over 100 countries vow to end deforestation at climate talks
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Over 100 countries vow to end deforestation at climate talks

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — More than 100 countries pledged Tuesday to end deforestation in the coming decade — a promise…
Indigenous leaders push new target to protect Amazon from deforestation
Environment

Indigenous leaders push new target to protect Amazon from deforestation

MARSEILLE, France, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Indigenous groups urged world leaders on Sunday to back a new target to protect…
With fuel scarce, Yemen’s forests are next casualty of war
Middle East

With fuel scarce, Yemen’s forests are next casualty of war

KHAMIS BANISAAD, Yemen, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Yemeni lumberjack Ali al-Emadi spends hours chopping down an acacia tree with an…
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
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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
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…
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