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Amazon rainforest plots sold via Facebook Marketplace ads

Amazon rainforest plots sold via Facebook Marketplace ads

SOURCE: BBC DATE: February 26, 2021 SNIP: Parts of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest are being illegally sold on Facebook, the BBC has discovered. The protected areas include national forests and land reserved for indigenous peoples. Some of the plots listed via...
Brazil’s Amazon rainforest suffers worst fires in a decade

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest suffers worst fires in a decade

SOURCE: The Guardian DATE: October 1, 2020 SNIP: Fires in Brazil’s Amazon increased 13% in the first nine months of the year compared with a year ago, as the rainforest region experiences its worst rash of blazes in a decade, data from space research agency Inpe has...
With world distracted, the Amazon rainforest continues to burn

With world distracted, the Amazon rainforest continues to burn

SOURCE: South China Morning Post DATE: May 9, 2020 SNIP: It has not got much attention with the world focused on coronavirus, but deforestation has surged in the Amazon rainforest this year, raising fears of a repeat of last year’s record-breaking devastation – or...
Top scientists warn of an Amazon ‘tipping point’

Top scientists warn of an Amazon ‘tipping point’

SOURCE: Washington Post DATE: December 20, 2019 SNIP: Deforestation and other fast-moving changes in the Amazon threaten to turn parts of the rainforest into savanna, devastate wildlife and release billions of tons carbon into the atmosphere, two renowned experts...