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Colombia: the world’s deadliest country for environmentalists in 2020

For a second consecutive year, the South American nation saw the highest number of killings of environmental defenders, with 65 murdered, according to Global Witness For the second year running, Colombia has topped the list of the most dangerous countries in the world for environmentalists: 65 environmental activists were killed in the South American nation …

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The Amazon May Now Actually Be Making Climate Change Worse, Scientists Warn

CLARE WATSON15 MARCH 2021It’s no secret that the world’s largest tropical rainforest, the Amazon, is under immense pressure, nearing an ecological tipping point and at risk of collapsing. But the situation is much worse than perhaps we realize, according to new research that suggests the Amazon’s bleak future has arrived in the wake of rampant …

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The core of a united global movement reacting to the ecological and climate crisis

David Fopp The world is on fire. We need a global political movement in the broadest, not party-political sense. We cannot go on watching the rainforest burn, the German coal power plants produce CO2 and people as well as millions of animals die in Australia´s bushfires. We need a common and global reaction as “one …

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Knowledge of medicinal plants at risk as languages die out

Loss of linguistic diversity may lead to disappearance of age-old remedies unknown to science, study warns Knowledge of medicinal plants is at risk of disappearing as human languages become extinct, a new study has warned. Indigenous languages contain vast amounts of knowledge about ecosystem services provided by the natural world around them. However, more than …

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Campaign launched to protect 80% of Amazon at key environment summit

‘New alliance with equal rights’ needed, say indigenous delegates at IUCN biodiversity conference Indigenous voices on the environment are finally being heard as Marseille hosts a global biodiversity summit, with a call to protect 80% of the Amazon, as well as a “counter conference” highlighting the conservation movement’s historic violation of people’s rights. For the …

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The Amazon rainforest is losing 200,000 acres a day. Soon it will be too late

Por: Kim Heacox https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/oct/07/the-amazon-rain-forest-is-losing-200000-acres-a-day-soon-it-will-be-too-late Since 1988, humans have destroyed an area of rainforest roughly the size of Texas and New Mexico combined hortly before his 44th birthday, in December 1988, the Brazilian rubber tapper and environmental activist Chico Mendes predicted he would not live until Christmas. “At first,” he said, “I thought I was fighting …

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The Amazon Is Fast Approaching a Point of No Return

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-07-29/amazon-rainforest-deforestation-land-grabs-surge-under-bolsonaro-in-brazil Brazil’s rainforest is being stolen and cleared at an accelerating pace, and the Bolsonaro government is fanning the flames. In April, lawmakers in the Brazilian state of Rondônia gathered for a hasty vote in a squat cube of a building that had sat largely empty for months. Few places on Earth had been hit …

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