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Scientists raise alarm as deforestation jumps in Brazil’s Cerrado

Destruction of trees, grasses and other plants in world’s largest savanna is a major source of Brazil’s greenhouse gas emissions Deforestation last year rose to…

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Are we running out of time to save the Amazon rainforest?

With deforestation on the rise, scientists are raising the alarm about a looming ecological catastrophe. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/program/upfront/2021/12/31/are-we-running-out-of-time-to-save-the-amazon-rainforest Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared…

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Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rises by more than a fifth in a year

Loss of rainforest at highest point since 2006 according to its government’s annual report Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest soared 22% in a year to…

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Brazil: massive sandstorm smothers parts of São Paulo state – video

A sandstorm made by powerful winds whipping up dust from the ground has engulfed Barretos and surrounding towns north of the city of São Paulo….

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Brazil’s Amazon deforestation remains high despite slight fall

August deforestation was lower than last year, but rates remain much higher than before Bolsonaro took office. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/10/deforestation-in-brazils-amazon-rainforest-falls-remains-high Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story…

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Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon hits highest annual level in a decade

Rainforest lost 10,476 sq km between August 2020 and July 2021, report says, despite increasing global concern Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has hit the…

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They are killing our forest, Brazilian tribe warns

The Awa, who have been called “the most threatened tribe on earth”, face fresh challenges in Brazil. Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-56847952 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story…

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Global rainforest loss increased sharply in 2020: Report

Study finds destruction of pristine rainforest increased by 12 percent in 2020, despite global economic slowdown. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/31/global-rainforest-loss-increased-sharply-in-2020-report Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and…

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A palm oil alternative could help save rainforests

Plantations for palm oil are blamed for rainforest destruction, but an artificial palm oil is close. Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55016453 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and…

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40 Percent of the Amazon Is on the Brink of Transitioning to Savanna

Huge swaths of the Amazon have gotten so dry that they may be on the brink of transitioning into an entirely different kind of ecosystem,…

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‘England’s rainforests are burning’: Government faces pressure to fulfil pledge to ban peat-burning

<p>Practice of starting fires has risen seven-fold since the 1940s, and at least 400 permits are now in place</p> Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/peat-burning-grouse-moor-fire-carbon-wet-bog-rspb-cpre-george-eustice-b723260.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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Already battling coronavirus, Brazilians now fear smoke from raging Amazon fires

The coronavirus pandemic has already killed more than 108,000 people, and many Brazilians will now have to contend with smoke from the fires, as well….

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New footage shows record number of fires in Amazon – despite Brazil's leader calling blazes a 'lie'

The first two weeks of August saw more than 15,000 fires, according to data from INPE, Brazil’s space agency Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/amazon-rainforest-fires-brazil-bolsonaro-climate-crisis-a9678466.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is Soaring

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is up. Way up. Read more… Source: https://earther.gizmodo.com/deforestation-in-the-brazilian-amazon-is-soaring-1844653246 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The…

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Brazil: Number of fires more than doubles in world's biggest wetlands

Over 2,500 blazes were recorded in the Pantanal between January and June, research shows Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/brazil-fires-double-worlds-biggest-wetlands-pantanal-climate-a9639741.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it…

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Amazon photos show 'illegal' burning of rainforest amid record deforestation levels

Greenpeace blames huge surge in deforestation on Brazilian government’s ‘anti-environmental agenda’ Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/amazon-fires-deforestation-burning-greenpeace-photos-a9624491.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The…

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Why coconut oil may be worse than palm oil for the environment

If people want to boycott palm oil because of deforestation, they should boycott coconut, coffee, and chocolate as well, writes Erik Meijaard Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/science-and-technology/coconut-oil-worse-palm-oil-deforestation-environment-ecology-a9605761.html Droolin’…

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To Stop Deforestation, Give People Money

Solutions to inequality are often portrayed as being at odds with environmental protection. It doesn’t have to be an either-or choice, though. A new study…

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Coronavirus disrupts global fight to save endangered species

Around the world, government resources diverted to pandemic efforts have opened opportunities for illegal land clearing and poaching. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/coronavirus-disrupts-global-fight-save-endangered-species-n1227256 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this…

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Scientists disprove Bolsonaro government claim devastating Amazon wildfires had nothing to do with deforestation

‘Without tackling deforestation we will continue to see the largest rainforest in the world being turned to ashes’ Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/amazon-wildfires-deforestation-jair-bolsonaro-climate-change-a9206371.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this…

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Amazon crisis: Warring tribes unite against Bolsonaro plans to devastate Brazil's rainforests for cash

‘We have only one enemy, which is the Brazilian government,’ indigenous leader says Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/amazon-crisis-brazil-tribes-bolsonaro-rainforest-xiangu-river-a9089716.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with…

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Smoke Has Blotted Out the Sun in São Paulo as the Amazon Burns

What began as a “day of fire” a week and a half ago has now turned daytime skies in São Paulo an inky black. The…

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