User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Deforestation :: Amazon Rainforests
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Brazil: Amazon land defender Zezico Guajajara shot dead 2.4.2020 BBC: World
Zezico Guajajara is the latest activist to be killed in a campaign to protect Brazil's indigenous land.
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Op-Ed: COVID-19 shows that what we're doing to animals is killing us, too 2.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Pandemics will become ever more common because of our use of animals and the destruction of their habitats.

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The man who grew his own Amazon rainforest 2.4.2020 BBC: Front Page
Fighting back against destruction in the Amazon: how one man grew a rainforest of his own.
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We will 'fight to the death' to save the Amazon rainforest 23.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Teenagers from the Amazon rainforest speak about their hopes for the future.
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Trump’s Plan to Plant a Trillion Saplings Misses the Forest for the Trees 19.2.2020 Mother Jones
Donald Trump, it turns out, is a fan of trees. A big fan. Such a fan, in fact, that at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, late last month, the president announced that the United States will join the One Trillion Tree Initiative, an international plan to plant and restore a trillion trees globally […]
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Amazon: Parts of rainforest 'emitting more CO2 than they absorb' 12.2.2020 BBC: World
Up to a fifth of the Amazon rainforest has become a net source of CO2, research suggests.
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Brazil's Amazon: Deforestation high in January despite rainy season 8.2.2020 BBC: World
Deforestation in Brazil hits a record high in January when rains tend to slow down the destruction.
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Letters to the Editor: Bulldozing old-growth forests for cattle grazing is profoundly reckless 2.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The West's native pinyon-juniper forests are a fragile treasure, and the Trump administration is bulldozing them for ranchers.

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Nicaragua: Six indigenous people reportedly killed in attack 31.1.2020 BBC: World
The Mayagna group has been involved in disputes with new settlers searching for land and resources.
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Climate change: Amazon oil boom under fire at UN talks 10.12.2019 BBC: Science
Indigenous people come to COP25 to protest plans to expand oil production in the western Amazon.
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Amazon fires intensify Andes glacier melt 28.11.2019 BBC: Science
Burning of the rainforest appears to speed up the melting of tropical glaciers, scientists find.
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Brazil's Amazon deforestation highest since 2008, space agency says 18.11.2019 BBC: World
The rainforest loses 9,762 sq km in 12 months, an increase of nearly 30%, Brazil's space agency says.
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They've managed the forest forever. It's why they're key to the climate change fight 5.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Scientists and world leaders increasingly recognize the need to bolster indigenous rights not only on humanitarian grounds, but for the good of the global environment.

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Brazil: Amazon land defender killed by illegal loggers 3.11.2019 BBC: World
Paulo Paulino Guajajara, who fought to protect Brazil's indigenous land, was ambushed by loggers.
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'Green gold' tree offers Brazil deforestation hope 28.10.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Trees that help keep soils fertile could slow deforestation in Brazil's "arc of destruction".
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Amazon fires: What's the latest in Brazil? 12.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
The fires in the Amazon have been dampened - but it's not the only area under threat.
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UK fast food ‘linked to Brazilian forest fires’ 9.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
Greenpeace asks fast-food chains to stop selling meat from animals fed on soya from Brazil.
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Brazil had a plan to stop the Amazon's destruction. Here's how it failed 4.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Cattle ranching continues to be the top cause of deforestation.

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Tropical forest success story under threat in Guatemala 3.10.2019 BBC: World
A scheme allowing communities to manage forested areas has reduced deforestation but will it be extended?
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The world is watching as California weighs controversial plan to save tropical forests 13.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Scientists and environmentalists agree on the need to protect tropical rainforests, but they couldn't disagree more about California's plan for saving them.

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