BRASILIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Continuing large-scale deforestation in Brazil's Amazon region suggests a new government aim to become "carbon neutral" by 2060 lacks credibility, Brazilian scientists said Thursday.
BRASILIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On Guató indigenous land, in Brazil's western state of Matto Grosso do Sul, drought-worsened fires this year have burned through 90% of the tribe's 11,000 hectares of territory, incinerating the crops and native plants they depend on.
BRASILIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Brazilian government proposal to open indigenous land in Brazil to mining concessions could lead to the loss of forests over an area larger than England, researchers said Friday.
BRASILIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A share of the cattle supplied to Brazil's markets are fattened on illegally deforested Amazon land. To conceal that fact from buyers, the animals often are passed through many hands and holdings before being sold, Brazilian researchers said.
BRASILIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of indigenous people in the Brazilian Amazon's Javari Valley - an area the size of Switzerland and Denmark combined - have contracted COVID-19, with experts and officials warning the disease poses a huge threat to their lives and culture.
BRASILIA, June 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the
coronavirus pandemic reaches deep into Brazil's Amazon, a
ceaseless stream of trucks carry soybeans and construction
workers to an expanding port complex in the heart of the forest.
BRASILIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts to keep the Amazon rainforest standing and reduce Brazil's planet-warming emissions are being hampered by budget cuts for the country's environmental watchdog and its main climate change programme, researchers have said.
BRASILIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Brazil's most populous indigenous reserve, the Guarani Kaiowa people live in fear of catching the novel coronavirus, knowing they have no access to one of the most effective weapons against spreading the infection: running water.
BRASILIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Deforestation in the Amazon rose by more than half in the first three months of 2020 compared to 2019, and with forest debris likely to be burned starting next month the region could see an even bigger fire season than last year, Amazon researchers said.
BRASILIA, April 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the new
coronavirus reaches into Brazil's indigenous communities for the
first time, one village trying to protect itself in the Amazon
rainforest has achieved a rare victory: getting illegal gold
miners to agree to leave, indefinitely.