Deforestation

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‘Our fate rests on efforts like this’: the family restoring precious rainforest to its former glory
The mass clearing of Queensland tropics in the 20th century – and the force of cyclones – won’t deter an attempt to regenerate ancient growth

Penny van Oosterzee

04, Feb, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Deforestation piles pressure on South America’s elusive Chacoan peccary
With just 3,000 of the pig-like animals still roaming the Gran Chaco region, a community conservation effort in Argentina is fighting for its future

Patrick Greenfield

31, Jan, 2023 @9:30 AM

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‘Brazil was asleep’: as the rains come, hope reawakens for the Amazon
While the honeymoon mood created by the new government will run up against political reality, the euphoria is not blind

Jonathan Watts in Altamira

27, Jan, 2023 @1:13 PM

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Human activity and drought ‘degrading more than a third of Amazon rainforest’
Fires, land conversion, logging and water shortages have weakened resilience of 2.5m sq km of forest, says study

Jonathan Watts in Brazil

26, Jan, 2023 @7:24 PM

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The Guardian view on Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira: protect people, protect the planet | Editorial
Editorial: Journalists and environmental defenders are at greatest risk in Latin America. All those who put them in danger must be held accountable

Editorial

25, Jan, 2023 @6:25 PM

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Exposing rainforest carbon credits: why offsetting isn’t working
A Guardian investigation has found that more than 90% of the carbon offsets verified by the company Verra did not reduce deforestation. Patrick Greenfield reports

Presented by Michael Safi with Patrick Greenfield; produced by Ruth Abrahams and Solomon King; executive producers Elizabeth Cassin and Homa Khaleeli

23, Jan, 2023 @3:00 AM

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Shell to spend $450m on carbon offsetting as fears grow that credits may be worthless
British multinational to spend huge sums on carbon offsetting as new investigation reveals widespread problems with the market

Alex Lawson and Patrick Greenfield

19, Jan, 2023 @11:09 AM

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Morning Mail: ‘Phantom’ carbon credits revealed, right to be forgotten considered, Ukraine pleads for tanks
More than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets are largely worthless, a Guardian investigation reveals. Plus: what’s with all this restaurant butter?

Imogen Dewey

18, Jan, 2023 @7:57 PM

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Revealed: more than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets by biggest certifier are worthless, analysis shows
Investigation into Verra carbon standard finds most are ‘phantom credits’ and may worsen global heating

Patrick Greenfield

18, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Carbon offsets are flawed but we are now in a climate emergency
Carbon credits and offsets do not have a great record but the funds they raise are a vital part in fight against deforestation

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

18, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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EU ban on deforestation-linked goods sets benchmark, say US lawmakers
Campaigners hail EU move, and congressman says it gives fresh impetus to similar US plans

Arthur Neslen

05, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Can Lula save the Amazon? His record shows he might just pull it off | Andre Pagliarini
Brazil’s new president is determined to reverse Bolsonaro’s scorched-earth approach to the environment, says historian Andre Pagliarini

Andre Pagliarini

03, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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