Amazon rainforest

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Verdant Inferno/A Scabby Black Brazilian by Alberto Rangel/ Jean-Christophe Goddard review – an Amazonian beauty
Two republished titles sharing the same cover – one a Brazilian classic, the other a philosophical blurring of genres – deliver head-spinning insights into life in the rainforest

Joe Moshenska

26, Nov, 2023 @1:00 PM

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‘It is all about listening and sharing’: Indigenous solutions to the carbon divide
Deforestation rates are much lower on Indigenous land – and there is growing recognition that first peoples have vital role to play

Jonathan Watts Global environment editor

22, Nov, 2023 @4:00 PM

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‘Leave the gold in the ground’: Ecuador’s forest guardians mobilise against illegal mining in Amazon
The Indigenous A’i Cofán people invoke their ancestors and carry spears but also use drones, GPS mapping and the courts as they fight to protect their land from a rapacious gold rush

Dan Collyns in Sinangoe, Ecuador

13, Nov, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘Everything is parched’: Amazon struggles with drought amid deforestation
By now, the rivers should be full. But large-scale cattle farming, the climate crisis and weather events like El Niño mean Brazil is near the point of no return

Jonathan Watts in Altamira

06, Nov, 2023 @11:35 AM

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‘For us, the Amazon isn’t a cause, it’s our home’: the riverside communities stranded by the climate crisis
The historic drought in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has reduced the Rio Negro to a trickle and put at risk the livelihoods of remote Indigenous and riverside communities

Constance Malleretin Saracá and Santa Helena do Inglês

31, Oct, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Deforestation has big impact on regional temperatures, study of Brazilian Amazon shows
Research highlights benefits forests bring surrounding regions in terms of cooler air and more rainfall

Jonathan Watts

30, Oct, 2023 @7:40 PM

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Environmental crime money easy to stash in US due to loopholes, report finds
Secrecy and lax oversight mean illegal loggers and miners in Amazon can park billions in real estate and other assets

Jonathan Watts

26, Oct, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Ancient rock carvings revealed by receding Amazon waters amid drought
Human faces and other figures believed to be up to 2,000 years old exposed as Brazil river level hits record low

Constance Malleret in Manaus

24, Oct, 2023 @9:29 PM

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Drought turns Amazonian capital into climate dystopia
Forest fires leave Manaus with second worst air quality in the world, while low river levels cut off communities

Jonathan Watts in Manaus

18, Oct, 2023 @11:00 AM

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The lost world: Venezuela’s unique tepui frogs face new perils
Living in carnivorous plants or rolling like balls to flee from predators, amphibians on these tabletop peaks evolved like no others. Can they avoid extinction as their home heats up?

Luke Taylor

14, Oct, 2023 @8:00 AM

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‘Our world hangs by a thread’: Indigenous activist asks US agri giant to stop destroying Amazon rainforest
Beka Saw Munduruku , 21, traveled 4,000 miles to deliver letter and confront family behind Cargill empire over what she says amounts to a litany of broken promises

Nina Lakhani in New York

12, Oct, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Criminals without borders: the transnational gangs terrorising the Amazon
Indigenous peoples in Colombia are being targeted and fragmented by armed groups who plunder the forest for gold and timber and take control of land

Dimitri Selibas in Mitú

09, Oct, 2023 @6:00 AM

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