Deforestation

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‘Negotiating with your worst enemy’: Biden in risky talks to pay Brazil to save Amazon
Activists fear billion-dollar climate deal will bolster Bolsonaro and reward illegal forest clearance – but US says action can’t wait

Jonathan Watts

11, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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'They are living maps': how Richard Mosse captured environmental damage in the Amazon
In a new set of photos, environmental degradation in the Amazon is explored to shine light on ‘a hideously complex story’

Daniel Milroy Maher

06, Apr, 2021 @5:51 AM

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The Guardian view on Jair Bolsonaro: a danger to Brazil, and the world | Editorial
Editorial: The far-right president has given Covid-19 and the razing of the Amazon free rein. Now it looks like he plans to cling on whatever voters say

Editorial

05, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Destruction of world's forests increased sharply in 2020
Calls for forests to be high on Cop26 agenda after loss of 42,000 sq km of tree cover in key tropical regions

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

31, Mar, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Average westerner's eating habits lead to loss of four trees every year
Research links consumption of foods such as coffee and chocolate to global deforestation

Damian Carrington Environment editor

29, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Disease outbreaks more likely in deforestation areas, study finds
Tree-planting can also increase health risks if it focuses too narrowly on small number of species, paper says

Jonathan Watts

24, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK startup raises €8m of funding to convert CO2 into animal feed
Deep Branch aims to create protein that will replace the use of soy, which has been linked to deforestation

Tom Levitt

22, Mar, 2021 @4:11 PM

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China's taste for beef drives record exports from Brazil
Sales rose by 76% last year and show no signs of slowing, fuelling an environmental crisis in the Amazon and Cerrado regions

Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro and Michael Standaert in Shenzhen

16, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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MEPs back law to hold firms to account for environment and human rights abuses
Big majority in EU parliament vote for corporate due diligence along entire supply chains, which will include UK businesses

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

10, Mar, 2021 @8:32 PM

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Human destruction of nature is 'senseless and suicidal', warns UN chief
UN report offers bedrock for hope for broken planet, says António Guterres

Damian Carrington Environment editor

18, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Indigenous peoples face rise in rights abuses during pandemic, report finds
Increasing land grabs endangering forest communities and wildlife as governments expand mining and agriculture to combat economic impact of Covid

Patrick Greenfield

18, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Walmart selling beef from firm linked to Amazon deforestation
Exclusive: US chains Walmart, Costco and Kroger selling Brazilian beef produced by JBS linked to destruction of Brazilian rainforest

Andrew Wasley and Alexandra Heal

13, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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