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Mongabay probe key as Brazil court rules on palm oil pesticide contamination
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Mongabay probe key as Brazil court rules on palm oil pesticide contamination

A Mongabay investigation into palm oil contamination in the Brazilian Amazon has helped federal prosecutors to obtain a court decision this week to scrutinize the environmental impacts of pesticides used by oil palm plantations on Indigenous communities and the environment in northern Pará state. On Oct. 4, the Federal Circuit Court for the First Region […]
New initiative aims to jump-start stalled drive toward zero deforestation
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New initiative aims to jump-start stalled drive toward zero deforestation

Over the past decade there has been a rise in corporate zero-deforestation commitments, but very few companies have shown progress in meeting their goals of reducing deforestation in their supply chains by 2020.

’Livestock revolution’ triggered decline in global pasture: Report
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’Livestock revolution’ triggered decline in global pasture: Report

The report's authors also say that technological solutions could help meet rising demand for meat and milk in developing countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, without reversing the downward trend.

Climate change threatens to water down Cerrado’s rich biodiversity: Study

Climate change threatens to water down Cerrado’s rich biodiversity: Study

Climate change threatens to push endemic species in the Cerrado, Brazil's vast tropical savanna, into extinction while allowing the spread of species already commonplace elsewhere, a new study says.

Chinese banks risk supporting soy-related deforestation, report finds
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Chinese banks risk supporting soy-related deforestation, report finds

China imports more than 60 percent of the world's soy, meaning that the country could play a major role in halting deforestation and slowing climate change if companies and banks focus on stopping deforestation to grow the crop.

Video: Cerrado farmer shot amid escalating conflict with agribusiness
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Video: Cerrado farmer shot amid escalating conflict with agribusiness

Long simmering land disputes between traditional communities and large-scale agribusiness in Brazil's Cerrado savanna biome appear to be intensifying.

Amazon at risk: Brazil plans rapid road and rail infrastructure expansion

Amazon at risk: Brazil plans rapid road and rail infrastructure expansion

Newly appointed Minister of Infrastructure Tarcísio Freitas is resolved to build new Amazon roads and railroads, but expresses limited patience for environmental or indigenous concerns.
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