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Disguised ownership helps Amazon deforesters evade penalties

Disguised ownership helps Amazon deforesters evade penalties

Land grabbers in the Amazon use front people to avoid environmental accountability, complicating enforcement efforts by authorities, reveals a new investigation.

Fernanda Wenzel reports for Mongabay.

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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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Unlikely allies want to bar JBS, the Brazilian beef giant, from U.S. stock markets

Environmentalists and American meat producers alike are asking regulators to keep JBS, the world’s biggest meatpacker, off the New York Stock Exchange.
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Deforestation falls for 8th straight month in the Amazon rainforest, but rises in the cerrado

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has decreased for the eighth consecutive month, but damage is rising in the cerrado, a tropical woody grassland that’s adjacent to Earth’s largest rainforest.

Fighting Amazon deforestation with cash

In the battle against Amazon deforestation, Brazil offers cash rewards to municipalities

In a bid to slow down deforestation in the Amazon, Brazil will provide financial support to municipalities that have reduced deforestation rates the most.
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Maker of leather car seats targeted in congressional probe

The world's largest maker of leather car seats is targeted in a growing congressional probe of environmental and human rights abuses in auto supply chains.