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Bolsonaro's policies lead to 12 year high of deforestation rates in the Amazon rainforest
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Bolsonaro's policies lead to 12 year high of deforestation rates in the Amazon rainforest

11,088 sq km of the forest was destroyed in Brazil in 12 months, according to PRODES monitoring program, which analyzes satellite images to track deforestation.

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin invests in Forest Green Rovers football club
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Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin invests in Forest Green Rovers football club

Bellerin, who recently raised money to plant 60,000 trees in the Amazon rainforest, will work with chairman Dale Vince to help promote environmental issues among clubs, leagues and supporters.

Greta Thunberg to donate million-euro prize to organisations helping climate, 'ecocide' refugees
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Greta Thunberg to donate million-euro prize to organisations helping climate, 'ecocide' refugees

Thunberg was chosen among 136 nominees, from 79 organizations spanning 46 different countries around the world.

On 50th Earth Day, a look at what is causing the Amazon rainforest to fast approach its tipping point
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On 50th Earth Day, a look at what is causing the Amazon rainforest to fast approach its tipping point

Amazon Aid Foundation founder Sarah duPont talks about the Amazon rainforest's tipping point, a documentary on illegal gold mining, and effects of the coronavirus on the indigenous inhabitants of the region.

2020 Republic Day parade: Chief guest Jair Bolsonaro dubbed as 'Trump of Tropics' has history of controversial comments on race, women and homosexuality
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2020 Republic Day parade: Chief guest Jair Bolsonaro dubbed as 'Trump of Tropics' has history of controversial comments on race, women and homosexuality

Last week, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to be the chief guest at the 2020 Republic Day parade.

Republic Day celebrations 2020: Chief guest Jair Bolsonaro is soft on gun control, ambivalent to environmental concerns
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Republic Day celebrations 2020: Chief guest Jair Bolsonaro is soft on gun control, ambivalent to environmental concerns

Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil's president on 2 January, 2019, has been under fire after his environmental policies led to rapid acceleration in deforestation of the Amazon rainforest

Largest study of protected areas in the world show the effects of human encroachment
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Largest study of protected areas in the world show the effects of human encroachment

Protected areas are more effective in places like the Amazon but struggle to safeguard other habitats like savannahs.

Amazon's fish have natural 'bullet-proof vests' that let them survive Piranhas
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Amazon's fish have natural 'bullet-proof vests' that let them survive Piranhas

They can grow upto 3 meters long, weighs up to 200 kg and survive up to a day outside of the water.

Making a case for slow fashion: Consumers, brands must re-think choices to prevent irreversible climate change
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Making a case for slow fashion: Consumers, brands must re-think choices to prevent irreversible climate change

The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, given the pressure to facilitate consumer hunger. If real change is to happen, more people must begin to take a proactive approach and act in reflection of their moral values.

'Fallacy to say Amazon is heritage of humankind, lung of the world': Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro tells UN at Climate Action Summit
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'Fallacy to say Amazon is heritage of humankind, lung of the world': Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro tells UN at Climate Action Summit

Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro, who has come under attack for wildfires that are raging in the Amazon, told the United Nations Tuesday that the rainforest is his country's sovereign territory

Amazon fires that sparked international outcry remain engulfed in flames as global leaders meet in New York for UN Climate Action Summit
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Amazon fires that sparked international outcry remain engulfed in flames as global leaders meet in New York for UN Climate Action Summit

The fires that burned through the Amazon rainforest last month sparked international outcry and offers of help, but as world leaders meet in New York, the planet's largest rainforest remains engulfed in flames

Fires more numerous in Brazil’s Cerrado than Amazon, shows govt data; experts say flames advancing due to high temperatures
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Fires more numerous in Brazil’s Cerrado than Amazon, shows govt data; experts say flames advancing due to high temperatures

Fires are now more numerous in Brazil's Cerrado region, a vast tropical savanna, than in the Amazon rainforest, data published on Wednesday by the National Institute for Space Research show

Brazil fires regional environmental head after he made public comments on illegal mining in areas affected by forest fires
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Brazil fires regional environmental head after he made public comments on illegal mining in areas affected by forest fires

A regional head of Brazil’s environmental authority was fired after he made public comments saying he would no longer burn machinery, some of it seized from illegal miners, in an area heavily affected by forest fires

Shocking news: Researchers discover two new electric eel species swimming in the Amazon basin
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Shocking news: Researchers discover two new electric eel species swimming in the Amazon basin

E. voltai is capable of delivering a jolt of 860 volts, more than the 650 volts previously recorded from electric eels.

Climate change affects the rights of people all over the world, UN Rights Chief
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Climate change affects the rights of people all over the world, UN Rights Chief

In a UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, she said, "The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope."

European space agency images show marked increase in Amazon air pollution in August after forest fires
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European space agency images show marked increase in Amazon air pollution in August after forest fires

New satellite images published on Monday by the European Space Agency show an increase in air pollution in the Brazilian Amazon while fires burned in the region last month

The tallest trees in the Amazon rainforests are safe from the raging wildfires
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The tallest trees in the Amazon rainforests are safe from the raging wildfires

The giant Dinizia Excelsa species measures upto 88 meters, with a circumference of 5.50 meters.

Mining, livestock and deforestation along with wildfires threaten the Amazon forest
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Mining, livestock and deforestation along with wildfires threaten the Amazon forest

It might be too little too late for a country that has lost 1.2 million hectares of grassland and forest to fires since May.

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro says he will stop using French Bic pens after spat with Emmanuel Macron over Amazon fires
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Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro says he will stop using French Bic pens after spat with Emmanuel Macron over Amazon fires

Jair Bolsonaro has previously cited Bic pens, which are cheap and commonly used in Brazil, as a sign of austerity after the expenses of his predecessors

'Fire is coming closer and closer': Brazil's indigenous communities speak out as Amazon rainforest blaze rages on
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'Fire is coming closer and closer': Brazil's indigenous communities speak out as Amazon rainforest blaze rages on

According to Brazil's National Space Research Institute, an estimated 3,553 fires are now burning on 148 indigenous territories in the Amazon region.