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Amazon rainforest at risk of significant transformation by mid-century, study indicates

The critical balance between human activity and the Earth's natural climate regulators is beginning to tip — and not in a good way.

Andrew Jeong reports for The Washington Post.

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Murder, drought and peyote: the deadly struggle for Mexico’s water

How the twin menaces of mining and agribusiness threaten a sacred way of life.

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With half its surface water area lost, an Amazonian state runs dry

Water bodies across the Brazilian state of Roraima have shrunk in area by half over the past 20 years, according to research from the mapping collective MapBiomas.
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'We just want to be left in peace': In Brazil's Amazon, soy ambitions loom over Indigenous land

Deforestation is surging around Indigenous reserves in Brazil’s agricultural heartland, threatening one of the last stretches of preserved rainforest in the region.

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Child cancer deaths in Brazil: Is soy farming to blame?

A new study suggests that pesticides used in soy cultivation could be correlated to child cancer deaths in Brazil, the world's largest producer of soybeans.
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New online map tracks threats to uncontacted Indigenous peoples in Brazil's Amazon

Mobi, a new online interactive map, draws information from public databases, government statistics and field observations to paint a comprehensive picture of the threats that uncontacted Indigenous peoples face in the Brazilian Amazon.

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In Roraima, Indigenous communities forge sustainable solutions amid threats

Sustainable farming, mercury-free fishing and circular trade are among the strategies Amazon Indigenous peoples have been developing to survive in one of the most hostile states for Indigenous people in Brazil.
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