Amazon deforestation

We can use some good news: Earth’s Lungs Amazon Forests Saved: Indigenous Group Wins Case Over Illegal Tree Logging

“Experts believe that the case judgement could serve as a legal precedent in other indigenous and environmental lawsuits in Brazil.”  Earth’s Lungs Amazon Forests Saved: Indigenous Group Wins Case Over Illegal Tree Logging By Shreya Chauhan, India Times 14 May 20 fter two decades of federal court dispute against illegal logging interests, the Ashaninka indigenous […]

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‘A potential tipping point’: The Amazon rainforest’s ‘dark year’ of destruction puts it on the road to collapse

“The Amazon is approaching a tipping point,” Cesareo said, “in which it could transform into something more like a grassland savannah, causing serious consequences for the planet.” The government data was released days after an international team of scientists published research showing that deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon in July was almost four times the average from

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Amazon Rainforest ‘Close to Irreversible Tipping Point’

Amazon Rainforest ‘Close to Irreversible Tipping Point’ Amazon Rainforest ‘Close to Irreversible Tipping Point’ By Dom Phillips, Guardian UK 24 October 19 Forecast suggests rainforest could stop producing enough rain to sustain itself by 2021 oaring deforestation coupled with the destructive policies of Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, could push the Amazon rainforest dangerously to

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In Just One Decade, Corporations Destroyed 50 Million Hectares of Forest—An Area the Size of Spain | Common Dreams News

“these companies are destroying our children’s future by driving us towards climate and ecological collapse.” Companies named in the report include General Mills, IKEA, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg, L’Oréal, Mars, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever. Halting deforestation and restoring the world’s forests is the cheapest and fastest way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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Jair Bolsonaro launches assault on Amazon rainforest protections

Cutting down the earth’s lungs……”Silas Malafaia, an influential televangelist and close friend of Bolsonaro, said developed countries who centuries ago cut down their own forests should pay if they wanted Brazil to preserve the Amazon. “We’re going to preserve everything because the gringos destroyed what they had?” he said.” Jair Bolsonaro launches assault on Amazon

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