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.
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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.
Daniel Pinchbeck – During the last decades, a visionary medicine escaped from the Amazon, spreading like a fast-moving vine across our globalised world.
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Jake Johnson – “If the planet could talk, it would be screaming in agony or weeping in despair. Maybe both.”
John Vibes – There are many fires burning throughout the world at any given time, especially this time of year.
Patrick Smith – Our lack of connection to the natural world is killing us. So what can we do in the shadow of this immense and faceless evil?
Tyler Durden – Are you really going to volunteer to be surveilled by big tech in your own home?
Morgan Erickson-Davis – Newly released data indicate the tropics lost around 120,000 square kilometers of tree cover last year.
Mongabay – The government intends to colonize and integrate the remaining indigenous communities in the Amazon.
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Olivia Rosane – In his first day in office, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro promised to destroy more of the Amazon.
Lorraine Chow – The problem is worse than any other time in history.
Vic Bishop – In a stunning presidential decree, a huge area of protected land in Brazil will be raped by mining companies.
Dylan Charles – The project is already a major win in the fight against wildlife poachers and illegal loggers.
Vic Bishop – A small victory in the fight against corporate genocide and ecocide.
Dylan Charles – Beyond Standing Rock, the world is in desperate need of environmental justice.
Dylan Charles – The world’s biggest advertisers cannot afford to tell us the truth.
Alex Pietrowski – Fires started by illegal loggers are threatening to wipe out uncontacted tribes.
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Christina Sarich – A US courts just let Chevron/Texaco off the hook for $9 billion.
Rhett A. Butler – Peru sets up 3.3M acre reserve home to un-contacted tribes, endangered wildlife.