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    Brazil’s Bolsonaro ‘Angrily’ Rejects $22M in Aid From G7

    Brazil’s Bolsonaro ‘Angrily’ Rejects $22M in Aid From G7

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro angrily rejected $22 million international aid offered by the G7 this week as fires burning in the Amazon continue to wreak havoc in the rainforest. Bolsonaro, who has accused other countries of trying to take Brazil’s sovereignty through investments and aid in the Amazon, seemed to walk back some of his […]

    World’s Forest Animal Population Drops 53% Since 1970: WWF Report

    World’s Forest Animal Population Drops 53% Since 1970: WWF Report

    By Wesley Rahn The global population of forest-dwelling vertebrates has plummeted in the period between 1970 and 2014, according to a study published Tuesday by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Berlin. The study, titled Below The Canopy tracked the development of 268 vertebrate species and 455 populations in forests around the world. […]

    Will American Museum of Natural History Dignify ‘Tropical Trump’?

    Will American Museum of Natural History Dignify ‘Tropical Trump’?

    The American Museum of Natural History says it is “deeply concerned” about a gala honoring Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro that is scheduled to take place at the museum next month. According to the museum, the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce had booked the museum as its venue to give its Person of the Year Award before […]

    3 Massacres in 12 Days Suspected in Brazilian Amazon

    3 Massacres in 12 Days Suspected in Brazilian Amazon

    By Sue Branford and Thais Borges Violence in the Brazilian countryside is on the rise. In the last two weeks, Amazonia has seen an alarming increase in targeted killings, with three massacres and at least nine deaths. The Catholic Church’s Pastoral Land Commission (CPT) defines a massacre as a killing involving three or more people. […]

    Abandoned Plantations Within Forests May Never Fully Recover

    Abandoned Plantations Within Forests May Never Fully Recover

    By Shreya Dasgupta Eucalyptus plantations in southern India that were abandoned and left to recover for nearly 40 years are still far from resembling the primary forest surrounding them, a new study has found. This, researchers say, suggests that once disturbed for long, forests may never bounce back to their original forms. In India, eucalyptus […]