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Fires Where They Are 'Not Supposed To Happen' In Australia's Ancient Rainforest
There, human land-use and climate change are working in disharmonious concert to intensify wildfire spread. Take the Amazon, the largest tropical rainforest in the world. Last year, thousands of fires ...

Published: Mar 28, 2020 @ 12:00:00 AM
Source: NPR

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BR-319 illegal side road threatens Amazon protected area, indigenous land (commentary)
Brazil faces a critical decision on licensing Highway BR-319, in the Purus / Madeira river basins of Amazonas state, which would “chop the Amazon rainforest in half.” The highway would bring ...

Published: Mar 27, 2020 @ 08:46:00 AM
Source: Mongabay

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Indigenous race into Ecuador's Amazon to escape coronavirus
Quito, Ecuador - Nemonte Nenquimo, an Indigenous Waorani leader from Ecuador's Amazon rainforest, watched as her Indigenous colleagues, family and friends rushed back to their territory this past week ...

Published: Mar 25, 2020 @ 06:42:00 AM
Source: Al Jazeera English

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Massacre in the Amazon
The farmers arrived before dusk, setting up camp in the tall grass. There were 25 of them, and for months they had been attempting to occupy a sprawling farm known as Santa Lucia that had been carved ...

Published: Mar 24, 2020 @ 12:02:00 AM
Source: Vanity Fair

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How to clear the oil spills of the Amazon rainforest
For decades, pits of waste crude oil have dotted the Amazon rainforest in northern Ecuador. Now people are using resilient plants, fungi and bacteria to try to clean them up. Galo Rodriguez uses his ...

Published: Mar 17, 2020 @ 06:33:00 AM
Source: BBC

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Good Company: Silvia Furmanovich’s Jewelry Uses Tree Debris Found in the Amazon
Furmanovich was introduced to the art form when she discovered the work of an artisan who lives in the remote northern Amazon. Born in the rainforest, but trained in marquetry in Germany, the designer ...

Published: Mar 26, 2020 @ 07:40:00 AM
Source: Barron's

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Amazon rainforest 'could be ravaged by even worse fires' as climate change worsens
The Amazon rainforest could be ravaged by even worse blazes this year, accelerating the planet towards irreversible climate change, an expert has warned. Mauricio Voivodic, head of the World Wide Fund ...

Published: Mar 24, 2020 @ 10:26:00 AM
Source: Mirror

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Amazon road-building projects would result in deforestation of 2.4 million hectares
A team of researchers from the U.S., Bolivia, Brazil, Sweden, Peru and Colombia has found that most of the road projects currently planned for the Amazon rainforest have not been assessed for ...

Published: Mar 17, 2020 @ 03:24:00 AM

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Drilling in the Amazon? Global Financiers Say Yes
2019 was a bad year for the Amazon – and, due to its role as the world’s carbon sink, for global climate as a whole. Massive fires, fueled by global supply chains, charred 2.2 million acres of ...

Published: Mar 23, 2020 @ 06:30:00 PM
Source: TriplePundit

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Coronavirus fear now reaches deep into Amazon, too
Located in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, a week's trip upriver by boat, Carauari is not a place that's easy to reach. A colorful collection of stilt houses scattered along the massive, brown ...

Published: Mar 19, 2020 @ 02:59:00 PM
Source: YAHOO!

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We must stand up to protect Brazil’s Amazon rainforest from this huge dam
It is hard to imagine a place with greater human diversity than the Mid-Xingu region, in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. Entering the forest feels like travelling through time, a journey that goes ...

Published: Mar 20, 2020 @ 06:24:00 AM
Source: openDemocracy

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Amazon rainforest could reach 'point of no return' and vanish in 50 years, experts say
A shocking new study suggests that the Amazon rainforest could reach the "point of no return" and disappear within 50 years. The research, published in Nature Communications, notes that the Amazon and ...

Published: Mar 16, 2020 @ 04:45:54 AM
Source: FOX News on

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