User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Deforestation :: Amazon Rainforests
Last updated: Nov 28 2019 23:35 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Brazil Amazon: Old enemies unite to save their land 13.9.2019 BBC: Front Page
Rival indigenous groups say they have a common enemy: Brazil's President Bolsonaro and his policies.
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Opinion: California can help save the Amazon rainforest. Do we have the guts to try? 12.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Like so much of California's approach to climate policy, the Tropical Forest Standard is an experiment worth trying.

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The Amazon Rainforest Fires Are Pumping the CO2 Trees Normally Absorb Out Into the Atmosphere 10.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The Amazon is a carbon sink, which slows the rate of carbon dioxide build up in the atmosphere, and thus climate warming," said James Randerson from the University of California, Irvine.
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Amazon Rainforest Fires Are Only Going to Get Worse | Opinion 9.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"If Brazil does not retreat from the course it is on, scientists warn there will come a time in the near future when Amazonian fires burn without control and push the forest to a point of no return," researcher Robert Walker said.
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Brazil worker who protected indigenous tribes killed in Amazon 9.9.2019 BBC: World
Reports say an official who protected land from farmers and loggers was shot twice in the head.
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Opinion: The Amazon forest isn't the only one in peril. Trump has his eye on Alaska 8.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

President Trump wants to undo protections that cover more than half of the Tongass National Forest to development, encouraging large-scale commercial logging of old growth trees.

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Are fires in the Amazon and elsewhere getting worse? 6.9.2019 BBC: World
Forest fires are raging in many parts of the world but are there more than ever?
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“The Amazon Stays, Bolsonaro Goes”: Protesters in Brazil Demand Action on Rainforest Fires 31.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by National Observer and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Last Friday, in the streets outside the government buildings in Brazil’s capital city, I walked with nearly a thousand people in desperate concern over the relentless and unprecedented burning of one of the most important ecosystems in the world. A […]
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This Is What The Amazon Fires Look Like From Space 30.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Satellites from the space agency have been tracking thick smoke and high temperatures from the record-breaking fires.
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Amazon Fires Threaten 'World's Most Endangered Tribe' As Campaigners Say Indigenous Fire Departments Are Being Stopped: 'These People Depend on the Forest' 30.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"These fires are now not just an environmental catastrophe, they're also potentially genocidal," Survival International Director Stephen Corry said in a statement.
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