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    Amazon Sees Alarming Rise in Deforestation

    Amazon Sees Alarming Rise in Deforestation

    By Kate Martyr Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest last month jumped to the highest level since records began in 2015, according to government data. A total of 563 square kilometers (217.38 square miles) of the world’s largest rainforest was destroyed in November, 103% more than in the same month last year, according to Brazil’s space […]

    Brazil’s Bolsonaro Calls Greta Thunberg a ‘Brat’ for Speaking up for Indigenous Rights

    Brazil’s Bolsonaro Calls Greta Thunberg a ‘Brat’ for Speaking up for Indigenous Rights

    Right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is angry that 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is speaking out for indigenous rights. On Sunday, Thunberg tweeted a response to the killing of two indigenous leaders in Northeast Brazil Saturday. “Indigenous people are literally being murdered for trying to protect the forest from illegal deforestation,” she wrote. “Over […]

    2 Indigenous Leaders Killed in Brazilian Amazon

    2 Indigenous Leaders Killed in Brazilian Amazon

    Two indigenous leaders were killed in a drive-by shooting in Northeast Brazil Saturday, and two others were injured. The murdered men belonged to the Guajajara tribe, which is known for organizing guardians to defend their Amazon rainforest territory against illegal tree clearing, The Guardian pointed out. Violence against Brazil’s indigenous communities has increased during the […]

    Bolsonaro Dismisses Amazon Deforestation as ‘Cultural’

    Bolsonaro Dismisses Amazon Deforestation as ‘Cultural’

    Despite confirmation this week that the deforestation rate in the Amazon rainforest is at its highest in more than a decade, far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro refuses to take the problem seriously. When confronted with findings from Brazil‘s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) that deforestation between August 2018 and July 2019 was at its […]

    Al Gore Launches 24 Hours of Climate Crisis Talks Around the World

    Al Gore Launches 24 Hours of Climate Crisis Talks Around the World

    Former Vice President Al Gore kicked off 24 hours of climate talks in the U.S. and 77 other countries around the world Wednesday night. The event, 24 Hours of Reality: Truth In Action, sponsored by The Climate Reality Project, kicked off at 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Wednesday and continues until 6 p.m. Thursday. Anyone […]

    Amazon Deforestation Rate Highest in 11 Years

    Amazon Deforestation Rate Highest in 11 Years

    The deforestation rate in Brazil‘s Amazon rainforest is at its highest in more than a decade, CNN reported Tuesday. The latest figures come from Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE). Using satellite data, the agency concluded that the forest lost 9,762 square kilometers (approximately 3,769 square miles) in the year leading up to July […]

    Illegal Loggers Murder Amazon Forest Guardian

    Illegal Loggers Murder Amazon Forest Guardian

    Illegal loggers shot and killed an indigenous defender of Brazil‘s Amazon rainforest, the Guajajara tribe announced Saturday, as Reuters reported. Paulo Paulino Guajajara, in his 20s, was a member of the Guajajara group Guardians of the Forest, which was formed in 2012 to protect the Araribóia reservation in Brazil’s Maranhão state. In an interview with […]