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Indigenous leaders push new target to protect Amazon from deforestation
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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…
Two-thirds of tropical rainforest destroyed or degraded globally, NGO says
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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…
Respiratory ailments rise in Brazil as Amazon fires rage
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Respiratory ailments rise in Brazil as Amazon fires rage

PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Lingering smoke in the Amazon is reportedly causing increased respiratory problems — particularly among children…
Brazilian Amazon deforestation surges, embattled institute says
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Brazilian Amazon deforestation surges, embattled institute says

Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon increased 278 percent year-over-year in July, according to official data released Tuesday by a government…
Brazil president may smother rainforest, scientists warn
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Brazil president may smother rainforest, scientists warn

SAO PAULO (AP) — Scientists warn that Brazil’s president-elect could push the Amazon rainforest past its tipping point — with…
Radical plans, risks in foreign policy of Brazil’s Bolsonaro
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Radical plans, risks in foreign policy of Brazil’s Bolsonaro

  SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has often expressed admiration for Donald Trump and appears poised to…
More than half of Amazon tree species seen at risk of extinction
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More than half of Amazon tree species seen at risk of extinction

South America's vast Amazon region harbors one of the world's most diverse collection of tree species, but more than half…
Evidence grows of rainforest resilience to global warming
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Evidence grows of rainforest resilience to global warming

The world's tropical forests are less likely to lose biomass, or plant material, this century due to the effects of…
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