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Amazon indigenous leaders accuse Brazil of ‘genocide’ policy 18.1.2020 Raw Story
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s pledge to open up the Amazon to mining companies was tantamount to “genocide”, indigenous leaders said Friday at a meeting to oppose the government’s environmental policies. Hundreds of elders gathered this week at Pairacu, deep in the rainforest, to form a united front against Bolsonaro’s environmental policies, which have seen deforestation […]
Amazon tribes meet to counter environmental threats from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro 17.1.2020 Raw Story
Dozens of Amazon indigenous leaders have gathered in the heart of the threatened rainforest to form an alliance against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s environmental policy and his threats to throw their homelands open to mining concerns. The main objective of the meeting is to present a united front against Bolsonaro’s plans, which they say pose […]
Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon up 85 percent in 2019 15.1.2020 Raw Story
Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil soared 85 percent in 2019, compared with the previous year, official data showed Tuesday. The 9,166 square kilometers (3,539 square miles) cleared was the highest number in at least five years, according to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research. In 2018, the deforested area was 4,946 square […]
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Indigenous peoples key to saving threatened forests 8.1.2020 Raw Story
More than a third of the world’s vanishing pristine forests are managed by indigenous peoples under threat from development and deforestation, scientists said Tuesday, calling for greater protection. As deadly bushfires ravage Australia’s east coast, a new assessment of how wild forests are maintained showed that indigenous people have tenure over 36 percent of Earth’s […]
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Statistic of the Decade: The Massive Deforestation of the Amazon 30.12.2019 Truthout.com
Rainforest trees burn against a yellow sky
Since 2010, mile upon mile of rainforest has been replaced with a wide range of commercial developments.
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Statistic of the decade: The massive deforestation of the Amazon 29.12.2019 The Moderate Voice

Aerial view of deforested area of the Amazon rainforest. PARALAXIS/Shutterstock.com Liberty Vittert, Washington University in St Louis This year, I was on the judging panel for the Royal Statistical Society’s International Statistic of the Decade. Much like Oxford English Dictionary’s “Word of the Year” competition, the international statistic is meant to capture the zeitgeist of […]

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Why We Can’t Just #PlantATree 27.12.2019 Truthout.com
Tree planting must follow the vital work of protecting existing trees and reducing emissions through direct action.
Tree planting must follow the vital work of protecting existing trees and reducing emissions through direct action.
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Statistic of the decade: The massive deforestation of the Amazon 24.12.2019 Raw Story
This year, I was on the judging panel for the Royal Statistical Society’s International Statistic of the Decade. Much like Oxford English Dictionary’s “Word of the Year” competition, the international statistic is meant to capture the zeitgeist of this decade. The judging panel accepted nominations from the statistical community and the public at large for […]
Holiday Jewelry Presents Could Be Contributing to Deforestation in the Amazon 23.12.2019 Truthout.com
Holiday Jewelry Presents Could Be Contributing to Deforestation in the Amazon
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Orangutans Pay a Steep Price for the World’s Palm Oil 16.12.2019 Truthout.com
Orang-hutan means “people of the forest” in Bahasa Indonesia and Melayu. Why are these majestic primates being hunted and abused?
In just 20 years, palm oil producers have destroyed more than 80 percent of orangutan habitat.
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Trump’s forest service moves to open ‘America’s Amazon’ to loggers 12.12.2019 Raw Story
Trump’s Forest Service is using a refuted scientific theory to justify building roads in our country’s largest national forest, what some call “America’s Amazon.” Loggers want to raze trees more than 1,000 years old. The discredited study says the environmental impact of more logging in the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska would be temporary and […]
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro calls Greta Thunberg a ‘brat’ 11.12.2019 Raw Story
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday called Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg a “brat” after the activist condemned the weekend killing of two indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest. The Guajajara tribal members were shot dead in the northeastern state of Maranhao on Saturday, taking to three the number of indigenous people killed in the area […]
Europe is burning U.S. wood as climate-friendly fuel, but green groups protest 4.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In the search for alternatives to coal and gas, some European countries have turned to a very old fuel. They're importing wood from the United States. Some environmentalists say it makes no sense.
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Palm Oil in Snack Foods Could Be Destroying the World’s “Orangutan Capital” 2.12.2019 Truthout.com
A deforested landscape stretches out to the horizon as snack foods crowd the foreground
Food manufacturers may be causing the destruction of a nationally protected wildlife reserve in Indonesia.
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Revised data shows deforestation in Brazil Amazon at decade high 29.11.2019 Raw Story
Brazil on Thursday released revised statistics showing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest surpassed 10,000 square kilometers (3,860 square miles) in the year to July 2019, the highest in more than a decade. The National Institute for Space Research (INPE) said last week that satellite data showed 9,762 square kilometers were cleared of trees in the […]
Princes Charles urges Solomons to embrace ‘bio-economy’ 25.11.2019 Raw Story
Prince Charles called on the Solomon Islands to better protect its forests Monday, saying embracing the “bio-economy” was vital to the Pacific nation’s future prosperity. Environmental groups warn the Solomons’ lush forests are being stripped by logging, with fears the devastation will intensify after Honiara switched its diplomatic allegiance in September from Taiwan to resource-hungry […]
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A Beautiful World: Roadless wilderness under attack 19.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
For two decades the roadless rule has protected millions of acres of pristine national forests from road construction, mining, and logging. The policy is now threatened by new proposed laws.
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As the Coal Industry Shrinks, Miners Deserve a Just Transition 5.11.2019 Truthout.com
As the Coal Industry Shrinks, Miners Deserve a Just Transition
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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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After Getting Whaled on by Environmentalists, the Trump Administration Is Helping a Vulnerable Sea Mammal 1.11.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration isn’t exactly heralded as a friend to nature’s creatures. It has, after all, rolled back Endangered Species Act protections, shrunk national monuments, and proposed opening the United States’ largest national forest up to logging and construction. But earlier this month, the administration announced it plans to designate more than 300,000 square nautical […]
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