Jan Rocha – Bolsonaro called his project a “dream” but it has already met with withering criticism from indigenous organizations who see it as a nightmare.
Olivia Rosane – Despite confirmation this week that the deforestation rate in the Amazon rainforest is at its highest in more than a decade.
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Jessica Corbett – The experts wrote that they are “extremely worried” about the firing of a top official at the agency that handles policies on Indigenous peoples.
Elias Marat – “Today we have only one enemy, which is the Brazilian government, the president … and the invasions of non-indigenous people.”
Jessica Corbett – “The death of all these bees is a sign that we’re being poisoned.”
Joe Catron – While Bolsonaro teams up to destroy the Amazon, pro-environment groups are teaming up to stop him.
Rhett Butler – Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon continues to rise, according to data from Brazil’s national space research institute INPE.
Dylan Charles – “I’m like a corporate political prisoner… They are trying to totally destroy me.”
Morgan Erickson-Davis – The damage only became clear once the rain stopped and the clouds parted over Altamira National Forest in northern Brazil.
John Vibes – According to new satellite data released by the Brazilian government this week, deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is at the highest levels the area has seen in over a decade.
Olivia Rosane – The deforestation rate in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is at its highest in more than a decade, CNN reported Tuesday.
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Jessica Corbett – One scientist said that “if this continues, the forest may no longer be able to sustain itself,” which would seriously hamper efforts to limit global temperature rise and avert climate catastrophe.
Olivia Rosane – Indigenous rights groups blamed the Bolsonaro government for the killing, since the president has promised to open indigenous reserves to extractive industries.
Elias Marat – By 2021, the rainforest could cease to produce its own rain and simply degrade into dry savannah and grasslands.
John Vibes – The newly formed alliance will also be setting up a database to share information about logging, mining, and deforestation.
John Vibes – Maxciel Pereira dos Santos was shot twice in the head on Friday while riding a motorbike through the Amazon.
Rhett Butler – With near-daily overflights and high-resolution imagery, Planet’s constellation of satellites is providing a clear look at some of the fires now burning in the Brazilian Amazon.
John Vibes – Despite the order, nearly 2,000 new fires have been reported in the region since the restrictions were put into place.
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Jake Johnson – “If the planet could talk, it would be screaming in agony or weeping in despair. Maybe both.”
Elias Marat – As people across the globe are increasingly realizing: “The world isn’t dying, it’s being killed!”