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The disaster you could see from space: how a podcast went inside an eco catastrophe

  2024-03-01 in The Guardian

Nineteen dead, hundreds homeless and 700,000 taking legal action. Eco true-crime podcast Dead River delves into a Brazilian dam’s collapse – and how it’s led to the UK’s biggest ever class-action lawsuit

  Tagged under: Brazil | Collapse | Rivers

‘A historic step’: G20 discusses plans for global minimum tax on billionaires

  2024-02-29 in The Guardian

Leaders gather in Brazil to explore solutions to hypermobile super-rich avoiding tax

  Tagged under: Brazil

Amazon rainforest could reach ‘tipping point’ by 2050, scientists warn

  2024-02-14 in The Guardian

‘We need to respond now,’ says author of study that says crucial forest has already passed safe boundary and needs restoration

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Trees | Tipping Points

Cookies and candy are latest victims of climate crisis as sugar prices surge

  2024-01-05 in The Guardian

Cost of sugar surges to highest level since 2011 after dry spell in India and drought in Thailand, and price hike has already filtered down to desserts

  Tagged under: Drought | El Niño | Brazil

Detailed NASA analysis finds Earth and Amazon in deep climate trouble

  2023-12-21 in Mongabay

Study finds Earth could reach 2° Celsius (3.6° Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels by 2040 and shows regional climate variables in fine detail. These findings, along with others, are very worrying for the Brazilian Amazon.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

‘Everything is dead’: How record drought is wreaking havoc on the Amazon

  2023-12-20 by in Al Jazeera

Communities that rely on the rainforest’s waterways now find themselves struggling with fire and plunging water levels.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Brazil

Impact of Amazon’s climate-driven drought may last until 2026

  2023-12-02 by in

By Brad Haynes and Jake Spring MANAUS, Brazil (Reuters) - The Amazon rainforest's record-breaking drought hit home for Raimundo Leite de Souza one Oct...

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Brazil

Brazil records its hottest ever temperature

  2023-11-21 in The BBC

The town of Araçuaí in the country's southeast hit a high of 44.8C (112.6F) on Sunday.

  Tagged under: South America | Brazil

Amazon tragedy as endangered river dolphins die in hot water

  2023-11-06 in Whale and Dolphin Conservation

The climate crisis is accelerating at such an alarming rate that some whale and dolphin populations haven’t got time to adapt. More frequent and severe droughts and heatwaves are threatening the survival of species and ecosystems that are crucial to our own existence. When 155 endangered river dolphins died suddenly in Lake Tefé in Brazil, this heartbreaking event gave us a stark warning of the severity of the situation.

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers | Amazon Rainforest | Whales and Dolphins | Brazil | Heatwaves

‘Everything is parched’: Amazon struggles with drought amid deforestation

  2023-11-06 in The Guardian

By now, the rivers should be full. But large-scale cattle farming, the climate crisis and weather events like El Niño mean Brazil is near the point of no return

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Cattle and Dairy Farming | El Niño | Brazil | Trees | Rivers

‘For us, the Amazon isn’t a cause, it’s our home’: the riverside communities stranded by the climate crisis

  2023-10-31 in The Guardian

The historic drought in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has reduced the Rio Negro to a trickle and put at risk the livelihoods of remote Indigenous and riverside communities

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Brazil | Rivers

Amazon River hits record low level in Brazil amid drought, heat

  2023-10-18 in Axios

The drought is also driving fires that are smothering Brazilian cities with smoke.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Rivers | Brazil

Drought turns Amazonian capital into climate dystopia

  2023-10-18 in The Guardian

Forest fires leave Manaus with second worst air quality in the world, while low river levels cut off communities

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Forest Fires | Rivers | El Niño | South America | Brazil | Wildfires | Trees

Indigenous Amazonians urge Brazil to declare emergency over severe drought

  2023-10-10 in The Guardian

Drought and heatwave has killed fish in rivers as Indigenous umbrella group Apiam says villagers have no water, food or medicine

  Tagged under: Fish | Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Brazil | Trees | Rivers

Top grain traders ‘helped scupper’ ban on soya from deforested land

  2023-10-06 in The Guardian

Cargill and ADM led push to weaken new protections for threatened ecosystems in South America, report says

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | South America | Brazil | Trees

Deaths of 120 Amazon dolphins linked to severe drought, high temperatures | Climate Crisis News | Al Jazeera

  2023-10-04 (or before) in Al Jazeera

Amazon River’s pink, grey dolphins are a threatened species and among the few freshwater dolphins found in the world.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Rivers | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife | Brazil

More than 100 dolphins dead in Amazon as water hits 102 degrees Fahrenheit | CNN

  2023-10-01 by in CNN

More than a hundred dolphins have been found dead in the Brazilian Amazon amid an historic drought and record-high water temperatures that in places have exceeded 102 degrees Fahrenheit.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Rivers | Whales and Dolphins | South America | Brazil | Health

Amazon’s route to deforestation

  2023-09-27 in The Ecologist

The reconstruction of a Brazilian highway 'could result in increased illegal logging, violence, violations of indigenous rights, and catastrophic consequences to local communities and the environment.'

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

Brazil supreme court rules in favor of Indigenous land rights in historic win

  2023-09-21 in The Guardian

Court voted against agribusiness-backed attempt to prevent communities claiming land they did not physically occupy in 1988

  Tagged under: Brazil

Rainforest Investigations Network

  2023-09-19 (or before) in

The Rainforest Investigations Network (RIN) harnesses investigative reporting and cross-border collaboration to expose the intersection of climate change, corruption, and governance in the Amazon, Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia. READ THE REPORTING | HOW IT WORKS | JOIN THE NETWORK | IMPACT HOW IT WORKS Each year of the initiative, the Pulitzer Center puts out a call for applications to dedicate a whole year to investigating deforestation in the world’s three main tropical rainforest regions. In its first year, RIN selected 13 Fellows from 10 countries. In the second year, the group expanded to 19 Fellows from 12 countries...

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Climate Change | Congo | Rivers | Brazil | Trees

Nestlé Drops Supplier Linked to Indigenous Land Invasions

  2023-09-19 (or before) in

Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, has removed Marfrig from its list of suppliers in Brazil, a year after an investigation by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) linked the beef giant...

  Tagged under: Cattle and Dairy Farming | Brazil

Nestlé supplier used Brazilian beef from seized Indigenous land

  2023-09-19 (or before) in The Bureau Investigates

Abattoir owned by meatpacking giant Marfrig is at the centre of murky supply chain that also includes McDonald’s and Burger King

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Land Use | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Brazil

A new heat wave will bake Brazilians during winter

  2023-09-18 by in

There’s still nearly a week left of Brazil’s winter. But a heat dome will raise temperatures to not-so-wintery levels this week and next.

  Tagged under: Brazil

Amazon Deforestation is Down. Here’s Why. - Legal Planet

  2023-09-11 by in Legal Planet - Environmental Law and Policy

Elections, new government policies at the national and sub-national level, increased law enforcement, and technological advancements have contributed to climate gains in Brazil, Ecuador and beyond.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

Scientists investigate green sea turtle tumor disease

  2023-08-31 (or before) in - News and Articles on Science and Technology

A new epidemiological study of endangered juvenile green sea turtles in eastern Brazil suggests that factors such as water temperature, salinity and proximity to environmental stressors could trigger the development of a tumor disease associated with a herpesvirus.

  Tagged under: Brazil

In the battle to save the world’s forests, women are leading the resistance | Elif Shafak

  2023-08-26 in The Guardian

From the Akbelen forest in Turkey to northern India to Brazil, rural women are standing up against the corporate chainsaw, says novelist Elif Shafak

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Brazil | Women and Children | Trees

Rainforest destruction soared in 2022 despite global pledges to halt deforestation, new report finds | CNN

  2023-06-27 by in CNN

The destruction of the world’s rainforests ramped up last year, despite global pledges to end deforestation by 2030, according to a new report.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Climate Change | Brazil | Health | Trees | Finance

Brazil's lower house approves curtailing environment, indigenous ministries | Reuters

  2023-06-03 (or before) in Reuters

Brazil's lower house of Congress approved late on Wednesday a bill that curtails the powers of the ministries of the environment and Indigenous affairs.

  Tagged under: Brazil

More than 800m Amazon trees felled in six years to meet beef demand

  2023-06-03 (or before) in Inkl

Investigation involving Guardian shows systematic and vast forest loss linked to cattle farming in Brazil

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Farming | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Brazil | Trees

The multinational companies that industrialised the Amazon rainforest

  2023-06-02 in The Guardian

Analysis shows handful of corporations extract tens of billions of dollars of raw materials a year – and their commitments to restoration vary greatly

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Farming | Wildlife | Brazil | Trees

Brazilian Amazon at risk of being taken over by mafia, ex-police chief warns

  2023-06-01 in The Guardian

Alexandre Saraiva gives alert on organised crime in region ahead of anniversary of killings of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

Indigenous chief shot in head in Brazil’s ‘palm oil war’ region; crisis group launched

  2023-05-16 in Mongabay

This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center’s Rainforest Investigations Network where Karla Mendes is a fellow.   A prominent Indigenous leader was shot in the head on May 14 in the Brazilian Amazon, intensifying the cry for justice in a dubbed “palm oil war” region where violence against land activists keeps systematically soaring without […]

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Activism | Brazil

UK company mining gold in Amazon on disputed land

  2023-04-18 in The Guardian

London-listed Serabi Gold extracting gold without approval of Brazilian land registry and Indigenous communities

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Trees

Protecting Brazilian Amazon Indigenous territories reduces atmospheric particulates and avoids associated health impacts and costs - Communications Earth & Environment

  2023-04-07 (or before) in Nature

More than 15 million cases of respiratory and cardiovascular infections could be prevented, saving $2 billion USD each year in human health costs by protecting indigenous lands in the Brazilian Amazon, suggest estimates of PM2.5 health impacts between 2010 and 2019.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Health

Brazilian researchers find 'terrifying' plastic rocks on remote island

  2023-03-20 (or before) in Reuters

The geology of Brazil's volcanic Trindade Island has fascinated scientists for years, but the discovery of rocks made from plastic debris in this remote turtle refuge is sparking alarm.

  Tagged under: Brazil

Brazilian researchers find ‘terrifying’ plastic rocks off remote Trinidade island | The Independent

  2023-03-20 (or before) in The Independent

‘Pollution has reached geology’ says a scientist

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Brazil

Scientists prove clear link between deforestation and local drop in rainfall

  2023-03-01 in The Guardian

Study adds to fears Amazon is approaching tipping point after which it will not be able to generate its own rainfall

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Extreme Rainfall | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Africa | Trees | Indonesia | Tipping Points

‘A war society doesn’t see’: the Brazilian force driving out mining gangs from Indigenous lands

  2023-02-28 in The Guardian

An elite unit is on a mission to expel the illegal miners who devastated Yanomami territory during Bolsonaro’s presidency

  Tagged under: Bolsonaro | Brazil

Biden-Lula meeting: The time is right for U.S. and Brazil to work together for Amazonia (commentary)

  2023-02-10 in Mongabay

The Amazon rainforest and its people have gone through tough times recently. For the last four years, under Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the region has experienced increasing deforestation and the dismantling of agencies intended to protect the environment and support indigenous communities. With the recent election of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, or “Lula,” Brazilians […]

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Joe Biden | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

From Japan to Brazil: Reforesting the Amazon with the Miyawaki method

  2023-01-24 in Mongabay

When Takushi Sato left Japan for Belém, Brazil, in 1971, he never imagined what he would go through. By 2000, as the manager of a timber company that shipped Brazilian wood to Japan, he was tired of being extorted by officials from IBAMA, the environmental protection agency, to get the required export documents, he recalled. […]

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Japan

Witness to paradise being lost: my year in the dying Amazon

  2022-12-16 in The Guardian

In the past 12 months I have learned that the mass extermination of the Amazon is a climate catastrophe – and much more

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Wildfires | Trees

The Amazon rainforest is being destroyed on an industrial scale - and the Brazilian election could decide its future

  2022-10-23 (or before) in Sky News

The Amazon rainforest is being destroyed on an industrial scale - and the Brazilian election could decide its future

  Tagged under: Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

With rights at risk, Indigenous Brazilians get on the ballot to fight back

  2022-09-27 in Mongabay

It was 35 years ago that Ailton Krenak, while painting his entire face with the black dye of the jenipapo fruit, protested against violence against Indigenous peoples in one of Brazil’s highest seats of power: the speaker’s podium in the lower House of Congress. “There is Indigenous blood in every hectare of Brazil’s 8 million […]

  Tagged under: US Politics | Brazil

The Amazon — and our future — is being burned for profit - Greenpeace International

  2022-09-09 (or before) in Greenpeace

The Amazon rainforest is shrinking. The fires in the Amazon are growing. And the impacts of this destruction are a risk to the entire planet.

  Tagged under: Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Greenpeace

Large parts of Amazon may never recover, major study says

  2022-09-05 in

Swathes of rainforest have reached tipping point, research by scientists and Indigenous organisations concludes

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Trees | Tipping Points

Exclusive-Lula pushes Brazil-Indonesia-Congo COP forest alliance if elected

  2022-09-02 (or before) by in

By Lisandra Paraguassu BRASILIA (Reuters) - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's aides are reaching out to Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo to form a united front of countries with the most tropical rainforest at thi...

  Tagged under: Congo | Rainforests | Brazil | Trees | Indonesia

Amazon Rainforest: Highest deforestation rate in six years - BBC News

  2022-07-10 (or before) in The BBC

Nearly 4,000 square kilometres of land have been cleared this year, Brazil's space agency reports.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

Amazon deforestation is off to the fastest start to a year since 2008

  2022-07-08 in Mongabay

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is off to the fastest start for the first half of any year since 2008 according to government data published today. Deforestation alert data from Brazil’s national space research institute INPE shows that 3,988 square kilometers of forest have been cleared within the Brazilian Amazon since January 1, a 17 […]

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Trees

‘Record after record’: Brazil’s Amazon deforestation hits April high, nearly double previous peak

  2022-05-07 in The Guardian

Climate analysts are astounded by such a high reading during the rainy season, and is the third monthly record this year

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

‘Relentless’ destruction of rainforest continuing despite Cop26 pledge

  2022-04-28 in The Guardian

Tropics lost 11.1m hectares of tree cover in 2021, including forest critical to limiting global heating and biodiversity loss

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Congo | COP26 | Rainforests | Brazil | Africa | Wildlife | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Trees | Indonesia

Brazil detects record Amazon deforestation in January and February

  2022-03-11 in Los Angeles Times

Satellite alerts of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon in February were the highest for that month in seven years of record-keeping.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

Petrópolis: More than 120 still missing in Brazil flood-hit city - BBC News

  2022-02-20 (or before) in The BBC

At least 171 deaths are confirmed five days after huge mudslides in Petrópolis.

  Tagged under: Brazil

Cover-up: Brazilian government plot to open up uncontacted tribe’s territory revealed

  2022-01-28 (or before) by in Survival International

A cover-up by Indigenous Affairs agency revealed in Brazil is a "betrayal" of uncontacted tribes.

  Tagged under: Brazil

Brazil rains: Minas Gerais hit by deadly landslides and floods - BBC News

  2022-01-12 (or before) in The BBC

Landslides and flooding caused by torrential rains have killed at least 15 people in Minas Gerais.

  Tagged under: Brazil

Death toll from Brazil flooding rises in Bahia's 'worst disaster' ever | Reuters

  2021-12-29 (or before) in Reuters

  Tagged under: Brazil | Flooding

European Retailers Suspend Brazil Beef on Deforestation

  2021-12-16 (or before) in Bloomberg

Six European retail groups, including Sainsbury’s in the United Kingdom and Carrefour in Belgium, are restricting Brazilian beef purchases due to new findings linking cattle production to deforestation in the Amazon, Cerrado and Pantanal.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Cattle and Dairy Farming

How Your 401(k) Is Helping Destroy the Amazon Rainforest

  2021-11-25 (or before) in The Intercept

The growing financialization of Brazilian agribusiness is enabling foreign investment in the industry most responsible for deforestation.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

‘It’s as if we’re in Mad Max’: warnings for Amazon as goldmining dredges occupy river

  2021-11-24 in The Guardian

Hundreds of illegal goldmining dredges converge in search of metal as one activist describes it as a ‘free-for-all’

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Rivers

Brazil: Amazon sees worst deforestation levels in 15 years - BBC News

  2021-11-19 (or before) in The BBC

The figures come after Brazil promised to end the practice by 2030 during the COP climate summit.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

Capitalism is killing the planet – it’s time to stop buying into our own destruction | George Monbiot

  2021-10-30 in The Guardian

Instead of focusing on ‘micro consumerist bollocks’ like ditching our plastic coffee cups, we must challenge the pursuit of wealth and level down, not up

  Tagged under: Oceans | Brazil | Capitalism

Study: Deforestation linked heat, dryness causing billions of losses in soy revenue in Brazil

  2021-07-15 (or before) by in

The destruction of ecosystems in Brazil endangers local soy agriculture: Researchers, in a new paper, have calculated that extreme heat costs losses in soy revenue, up to US$3.55bm annually due to drier conditions.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Extreme Weather | Brazil | Sustainability

Amazonia as a carbon source linked to deforestation and climate change - Nature

  2021-07-14 (or before) in Nature

Aircraft observations of atmospheric carbon dioxide and monoxide concentrations in Brazil show higher carbon emissions in eastern Amazonia than in the western part, which are linked to increased ecosystem stress and fire occurrence.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Climate Change

Amazon rainforest ‘will collapse if Bolsonaro remains president’

  2021-07-14 in The Guardian

Brazilian academics and activists issue warning amid fresh assault on environmental protections

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Bolsonaro | Amazon Rainforest | Activism | Rainforests | Brazil | Collapse

Brazil, Besieged by Covid, Now Faces a Severe Drought

  2021-06-19 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Farming | Bolsonaro | Drought | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

Historic drought threatens Brazil's economy - France 24

  2021-06-09 in France 24

Historic drought threatens Brazil's economy

  Tagged under: Drought | Brazil

Deforestation reduces rainfall and agricultural revenues in the Brazilian Amazon - Nature Communications

  2021-06-05 (or before) in Nature

Deforestation in the Amazon region has suggested to influence precipitation in a non-linear way. Here, the authors show that forest loss is associated with decreasing precipitation after a scale-dependent threshold is crossed, which can cause stress on agriculture if deforestation is expanded.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Extreme Rainfall | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Trees

Joe Biden’s billions won’t stop Bolsonaro destroying the Amazon rainforest | Marina Silva and Rubens Ricupero

  2021-04-22 in The Guardian

Money alone will not persuade Brazil’s government to stop deforestation, say former Brazilian environment ministers Marina Silva and Rubens Ricupero

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Bolsonaro | Joe Biden | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Trees

STATEMENT: Brazil Sets Weak 2030 Emission Reduction Target

  2021-03-14 (or before) in World Resources Institute

Just ahead of the five-year anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement’s adoption, national climate commitments are being put forward by several Heads of State and governments around the world, including Brazil, which just announced its updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). Brazil’s updated NDC includes a target to reduce emissions 43% by 2030 from 2005 levels, which is the same that was submitted in 2015 as an indicative target. The national climate commitment also announces an indicative objective of reaching climate neutrality by 2060. Following is a statement from Carolina Genin, Climate Director at W...

  Tagged under: Brazil

Tax havens and global environmental degradation - Nature Ecology & Evolution

  2021-03-02 (or before) in Nature

Analysis from global fisheries and the Brazilian Amazon elaborates the links between financial flows through tax havens and environmental degradation.

  Tagged under: Brazil | Fish

Amazon rainforest plots sold via Facebook Marketplace ads - BBC News

  2021-02-26 (or before) in The BBC

Protected land reserved for Brazil's indigenous communities is being traded on the social network.

  Tagged under: Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

How fires have spread to previously untouched parts of the world

  2021-02-19 (or before) by in The Guardian

Fires have always been a part of our natural world. But they’re moving to new ecosystems previously untouched by fire – and this is concerning scientists

  Tagged under: Bushfires | Wildfires | Brazil | California

European public roundly rejects Brazil trade deal unless Amazon protected

  2021-02-16 in Mongabay

An average 75% of respondents in 12 European nations say the gigantic EU-Mercosur trade pact should not be ratified if Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil doesn’t end Amazon deforestation; EU governments are listening.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Bolsonaro | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

Walmart selling beef from firm linked to Amazon deforestation

  2021-02-13 in The Guardian

Exclusive: US chains Walmart, Costco and Kroger selling Brazilian beef produced by JBS linked to destruction of Brazilian rainforest

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Farming | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Trees

UN global climate poll: ‘The people’s voice is clear – they want action’

  2021-01-27 in The Guardian

Biggest ever climate change survey finds two-thirds of people think climate change is a global emergency

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Farming | Brazil | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Indonesia

UK imported 1m tonnes of soya with deforestation risk in 2019

  2020-12-01 in The Guardian

New analysis finds 40% was brought in without sourcing checks from Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay

  Tagged under: Argentina | Deforestation | Farming | Brazil | Trees

Revealed: UK supermarket and fast-food chicken linked to deforestation in Brazil

  2020-11-25 in The Guardian

Tesco, Lidl, Asda, McDonald’s and Nando’s all source chicken fed on soya from Cerrado tropical biome region

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Farming | Brazil | Trees

Brazilian court blocks government's decision to revoke key mangrove protections - CNN

  2020-11-09 (or before) by in CNN

A Brazilian court blocked government's move to revoke key regulations protecting the country's tropical mangroves after the move was fiercely criticized by environmental and climate groups.

  Tagged under: Brazil

'Total destruction': why fires are tearing across South America

  2020-10-09 in The Guardian

Wildfires, mostly caused by land clearing for cattle grazing and soya production, have set four nations ablaze

  Tagged under: Argentina | Deforestation | Wildfires | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Forest Fires | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Trees

Amazon near tipping point of switching from rainforest to savannah – study

  2020-10-05 in The Guardian

Climate crisis and logging is leading to shift from canopy rainforest to open grassland

  Tagged under: Tipping Points | Bolsonaro | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Trees

Brazil's Amazon rainforest suffers worst fires in a decade

  2020-10-01 in The Guardian

Satellites record 61% rise in hotspots over September 2019 as scientist warns: ‘It could get worse if the drought continues’

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Drought | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

Amazon fires: Are they worse this year than before? - BBC News

  2020-08-29 (or before) in The BBC

Blazes are continuing to rage in the Amazon rainforest, despite the Brazilian president's fire ban.

  Tagged under: Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

Tesco urged to ditch meat company over alleged links to Amazon deforestation

  2020-08-05 in The Guardian

Responding to Greenpeace campaign to cut links to Brazilian meat giant JBS, supermarket calls on government to ensure all UK food is deforestation-free

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Bolsonaro | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Greenpeace | Activism

Revealed: new evidence links Brazil meat giant JBS to Amazon deforestation

  2020-07-27 in The Guardian

Photographs by employee appear to show company trucks being used to transport cattle from allegedly prohibited cattle farm

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Farming | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Trees

Fairly sharing 1.5: national fair shares of a 1.5 °C-compliant global mitigation effort - International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics

  2020-06-10 (or before) in Springer Verlag

The problem of fairly distributing the global mitigation effort is particularly important for the 1.5 °C temperature limitation objective, due to its rapidly depleting global carbon budget. Here, we present methodology and results of the first study examining national mitigation pledges presented at the 2015 Paris climate summit, relative to equity benchmarks and 1.5 °C-compliant global mitigation. Uniquely, pertinent ethical choices were made via deliberative processes of civil society organizations, resulting in an agreed range of effort-sharing parameters. Based on this, we quantified each country’s range of fai...

  Tagged under: Brazil | Economics | International Agreements | Climate Justice | Climate Change Mitigation

Brazil's Amazon: Surge in deforestation as military prepares to deploy - BBC News

  2020-05-10 (or before) in BBC

The military is preparing to deploy to the region to try to stop illegal logging and mining.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

'Promiscuous treatment of nature' will lead to more pandemics – scientists

  2020-05-07 in The Guardian

Habitat destruction forces wildlife into human environments, where new diseases flourish

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Wildlife | Greenpeace | Trees

Brazil using coronavirus to cover up assaults on Amazon, warn activists

  2020-05-06 in The Guardian

Fears Jair Bolsonaro’s ‘land grabbers decree’ may be pushed forwards after new rule allows land-grabbing on indigenous reserves

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Activism | Bolsonaro | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

Greta Thunberg and children's group hit back at attempt to throw out climate case

  2020-05-05 in The Guardian

Brazil, France and Germany say UN can’t hear complaint against five countries of flouting child rights to clean air

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Brazil | Germany | France | Women and Children

Brazil to weaken environmental safeguards amid increase in deforestation

  2020-04-29 in Greenpeace UK - Unearthed

Brazil: Critics accuse Bolsonaro of using COVID-19 as cover to rush through amnesty for destruction and occupation of forest

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Bolsonaro | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Greenpeace | Trees

'Like a bomb going off': why Brazil's largest reserve is facing destruction

  2020-01-13 in The Guardian

Gold prospectors are ravaging the Yanomami indigenous reserve. So why does President Bolsonaro want to make them legal?

  Tagged under: Bolsonaro | Brazil | Wildlife

Brazil’s president claims DiCaprio paid for Amazon fires

  2019-11-29 in The Guardian

Jair Bolsonaro falsely accuses actor of funding deliberate destruction of rainforest

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Bolsonaro | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Forest Fires | Trees

Police raid office of Brazil NGO linked to brigade that helped battle Amazon fires

  2019-11-26 in The Guardian

Raid and arrests were a politically-motivated attack on dedicated firefighters and a respected NGO, indigenous associations and campaigners say

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Wildfires | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

Most countries' climate plans 'totally inadequate' – experts

  2019-11-05 in The Guardian

US and Brazil unlikely to meet Paris agreement pledges - while Russia has not even made one

  Tagged under: Brazil | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Russia

Amazon rainforest 'close to irreversible tipping point'

  2019-10-23 in The Guardian

Forecast suggests rainforest could stop producing enough rain to sustain itself by 2021

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Tipping Points | Bolsonaro | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Trees

Brazil worker who protected indigenous tribes killed in Amazon - BBC News

  2019-09-11 (or before) in BBC

Reports say an official who protected land from farmers and loggers was shot twice in the head.

  Tagged under: Farming | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

Jair Bolsonaro claims NGOs behind Amazon forest fire surge – but provides no evidence

  2019-08-21 in The Guardian

Brazilian president claims green groups behind blazes, which have increased 84% over same period last year

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Bolsonaro | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Trees

Amazon deforestation accelerating towards unrecoverable 'tipping point'

  2019-07-25 in The Guardian

Data confirms fears that Jair Bolsonaro’s policy encourages illegal logging in Brazil

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Tipping Points | Bolsonaro | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

Brazil: huge rise in Amazon destruction under Bolsonaro, figures show

  2019-07-03 in The Guardian

Preliminary data reveals 88.4% deforestation increase compared with a year ago as critics say rightwing president has emboldened loggers and ranchers

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Bolsonaro | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Trees

Revealed: rampant deforestation of Amazon driven by global greed for meat

  2019-07-02 in The Guardian

Investigation exposes how Brazil’s huge beef sector continues to threaten health of world’s largest rainforest

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Farming | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Health | Trees

‘Death by a thousand cuts’: vast expanse of rainforest lost in 2018

  2019-04-25 in The Guardian

Pristine forests are vital for climate and wildlife but trend of losses is rising, data shows

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Congo | Rainforests | Brazil | Africa | Wildlife | Trees | Indonesia

Brazil reveals highest deforestation figures in a decade as activists warn Bolsonaro will make issue worse | The Independent | The Independent

  2019-01-01 (or before) in The Independent

Illegal logging and agriculture creeping into jungle land blamed for devastating rise

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Bolsonaro | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Activism

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