Amazon rainforest

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Revealed: the places humanity must not destroy to avoid climate chaos
Tiny proportion of world’s land surface hosts carbon-rich forests and peatlands that would not recover before 2050 if lost

Damian Carrington Environment editor

18, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Amazon birds shrink but grow longer wings in sign of global heating
Some species in Brazil have shrunk by nearly 10% over 40 years of measurements, say researchers

Daniel Grossman

12, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Scotland’s rainforests are a biodiversity treasure | Letter
Letters: Along the western seaboard of Scotland, the largest remaining fragments of temperate rainforest in Europe cling on. Dr Andrew Weatherall and Dr Paul Walton say the Scottish government needs to back up its restoration pledge with a clear financial commitment


08, Nov, 2021 @3:22 PM

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Armed attack on Brazilian Amazon community while delegate at Cop26
Witnesses say tents in forest in disputed area of Pará state set alight and residents beaten

Jo Griffin

08, Nov, 2021 @11:09 AM

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What is deforestation – and is stopping it really possible?
As world leaders prepare to commit to halting the destruction of forests, here’s everything you need to know about some of the planet’s most biodiverse places

Patrick Greenfield

01, Nov, 2021 @1:15 PM

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UK to push plan to ‘halt and reverse global deforestation by 2030’ at Cop26
Government will call for producers and consumers of commodities such as soya and cocoa to commit to stopping land clearances

Patrick Greenfield and Fiona Harvey

15, Oct, 2021 @10:42 AM

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Bolsonaro must be held criminally responsible for assault on the Amazon, say activists
In a petition to the international criminal court experts said the ‘mass deforestation’ poses a clear danger

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

12, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Amazon rainforest is losing about 10,000 acres a day. Soon it will be too late | Kim Heacox
Since 1988, humans have destroyed an area of rainforest roughly the size of California

Kim Heacox

07, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Fast track to disaster? Brazil’s Grain Train plan raises fears for Amazon
Bolsonaro’s government plans to build a 1,000km railway to export soya beans despite warnings of a ‘catastrophe’ for indigenous people and the environment

Tom Phillips in Sinop, Novo Progresso and Brasília

07, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘Everyone’s fleeing’: Brazil cracks down on illegal mining in Amazon – for now
Government is determined to show the world a new, greener face, but activists are skeptical the clampdown will have lasting impact

Tom Phillips in Jardim do Ouro

15, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Campaign launched to protect 80% of Amazon at key environment summit
‘New alliance with equal rights’ needed, say indigenous delegates at IUCN biodiversity conference

Phoebe Weston

08, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Guardian view on saving forests: when trees are at risk, so are we | Editorial
Editorial: Plantations are no replacement for biodiverse forests that have evolved over thousands of years


05, Sep, 2021 @5:25 PM

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