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Lula Defeats Bolsonaro in Brazil, a Crucial Win for the Amazon Rainforest

Lula Defeats Bolsonaro in Brazil, a Crucial Win for the Amazon Rainforest

A tense presidential election runoff in Brazil has led to a victory for left-wing candidate and former president Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva against the far-right incumbent, President Jair Bolsonaro. But as of Monday, October 31, Bolsonaro has not conceded. Lula is scheduled to be inaugurated on January 1, 2023. In the initial election, Lula […]

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    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 […]

    Brazilian Amazon Sees Record Deforestation During First Three Months of 2022

    Brazilian Amazon Sees Record Deforestation During First Three Months of 2022

    Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon during the first three months of 2022 has increased by 64 percent compared to the same time period last year, Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) said in a new report.  That’s a record increase in deforestation for January through March since data collection began in 2015. The report, […]

    Brazil Extends Coal Use for Another 18 Years

    Brazil Extends Coal Use for Another 18 Years

    Right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro approved a law late Wednesday that would extend the nation’s coal use by more than a decade. Previously, the government was supposed to end subsidies for coal plants by 2027 and rescind the authorization for three new plants in particular by 2025. But the new “just transition” law allows for coal use through at least 2040.