Mandy Froelich – The team recalled that the Amazon rainforest was recently crippled by a wildfire that engulfed 906,000 hectares, or 2.2 million acres, of the forest.
Jordan Davidson – Mexico’s president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ordered state-owned oil company, Pemex, to build an $8 billion oil refinery.
Rhett Butler – Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon continues to rise, according to data from Brazil’s national space research institute INPE.
Eduardo Franco Berton – Spread too thin and threatened with violence, park authorities say they’re powerless to stop the onslaught.
Mandy Froelich – The rate of loss has accelerated in the past five years.
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 – Despite confirmation this week that the deforestation rate in the Amazon rainforest is at its highest in more than a decade.
Olivia Rosane – The deforestation rate in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is at its highest in more than a decade, CNN reported Tuesday.
Olivia Rosane – Indigenous rights groups blamed the Bolsonaro government for the killing, since the president has promised to open indigenous reserves to extractive industries.
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John Vibes – It is estimated that people in the United States alone will spend $2.7 billion on candy for Halloween, and not many of us really think about where that money is going.
Jordan Davidson – Ivory Coast’s rainforests have been decimated by cocoa production and what is left is put in peril by a new law that will remove legal protections for thousands of square miles of forests.
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Joel E. Correia – South America’s second-largest forest, the Gran Chaco, is disappearing in plain sight.
Elias Marat – Peru has vowed to put an end to palm oil-driven deforestation by 2021.
Elias Marat – The orangutan population has been driven to the brink of extinction.
John Vibes – Experts cite deforestation and desertification as the primary reasons that these animals became extinct.
John Vibes – Researchers believe that the Earth has room for over one trillion additional trees.
Elias Marat – Environmental advocates blasted Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who joked about “setting the Amazon aflame.”
John Vibes – Many are beginning to ask questions about who is responsible for such massive fires in the Amazon.
Jake Johnson – The Amazon rainforest has been devastated for weeks by fires so intense they can be seen from space.
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Julia Conley – “They say we are terrorists, delinquents, assassins and that we have armed groups here, but really they’re just killing us.”