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Amazon rainforest inhabitants share plan to save their home

Inhabitants of the Amazon have created a comprehensive plan to prevent climate and ecological collapse, focusing on ending fossil fuel subsidies and securing Indigenous land rights.

Katie Surma reports for Inside Climate News.

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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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Optimism dries up in Amazon as Lula drifts from climate priorities

Brazil’s president inspired hope a year ago but approval of a new highway shows he remains a concrete-and-oil state builder.

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Brazil’s congress weakens protection of Indigenous lands, defying Lula

While Brazil vows to fight climate change, lawmakers approved a law making it harder for Indigenous tribes to block deforestation, overriding a veto by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
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Driving out the rainforest invaders: crackdown on illegal mining brings hope after Bolsonaro era

Ibama agent Hugo Loss says he and his team have neutralised mining equipment in Operation Xapiri.

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‘I want Lula to see this’: Indigenous chief continues fight for Amazon

Raoni Metuktire Kayapó has battled against deforestation all his life and is inviting Brazil’s president to see the damage to his land.

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Ecological tipping points could occur much sooner than expected, study finds

Amazon rainforest and other ecosystems could collapse ‘very soon’, researchers warn.

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