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.
Morgan Erickson-Davis – The damage only became clear once the rain stopped and the clouds parted over Altamira National Forest in northern Brazil.
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.
Elias Marat – By 2021, the rainforest could cease to produce its own rain and simply degrade into dry savannah and grasslands.
Brazilian Experts Warn in Open Letter to President Bolsonaro a ‘Genocide Is Underway’ Against Uncontacted Tribes
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.
John Vibes – The newly formed alliance will also be setting up a database to share information about logging, mining, and deforestation.
John Vibes – Despite the order, nearly 2,000 new fires have been reported in the region since the restrictions were put into place.
Elias Marat – Environmental advocates blasted Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who joked about “setting the Amazon aflame.”
John Vibes – The Brazilian government is harvesting the Amazon rainforest at a dangerous rate.
Joe Catron – While Bolsonaro teams up to destroy the Amazon, pro-environment groups are teaming up to stop him.