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Brazil’s Election Heads Into Second Round With High Stakes for Amazon Rainforest, World Climate

Brazil’s Election Heads Into Second Round With High Stakes for Amazon Rainforest, World Climate

Brazil’s tense presidential election has gone into a runoff that will take place on October 30, 2022. Environmentalists and experts globally are concerned about the Amazon rainforest should the far-right current president Jair Bolsonaro win re-election against Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva, a left-wing candidate and former president of Brazil. According to Bloomberg, Lula received […]

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    Brazil’s Amazon Lost Record Amount of Forest During First Six Months of 2022

    Brazil’s Amazon Lost Record Amount of Forest During First Six Months of 2022

    Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has breached another record this year.  The rainforest lost 1,448 square miles between January 1 and June 24 according to satellite data provided by Brasil’s Space Research Institute (INPE). That’s the largest chunk of forest lost during a six-month period since the agency began monitoring in 2016, according to CNN.  […]

    Colombia’s First Leftist President and Goldman Environmental Prize-Winning VP Promise to Transition the Country Away From Fossil Fuels

    Colombia’s First Leftist President and Goldman Environmental Prize-Winning VP Promise to Transition the Country Away From Fossil Fuels

    The results of Colombia’s latest election could be a major victory for the planet.  On Sunday night, the country voted in its first-ever leftist president, Gustavo Petro, and its first Black vice president, Francia Marquez, who is also a Goldman Environmental Prize winner, as Climate Home News reported. Included in the pair’s ambitious agenda is […]

    Brazil’s Amazon Breaks Another Deforestation Record

    Brazil’s Amazon Breaks Another Deforestation Record

    Another month in 2022, another announcement of record deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.  Last month, Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) reported that the tropical rainforest experienced record deforestation during the first three months of the year. Now, the agency says that deforestation rates for April broke the record for the month, reflecting the […]