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Oil drilling project near mouth of Amazon River rejected
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Oil drilling project near mouth of Amazon River rejected by Brazil's environmental regulator

Brazil’s environmental regulator has refused to grant a license for a controversial offshore oil drilling project near the mouth of the Amazon River, prompting celebration from environmentalists who had warned of its potential impact.

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Has the Amazon reached its ‘tipping point’?
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Has the Amazon reached its ‘tipping point’?

Some Brazilian scientists fear that the Amazon may become a grassy savanna — with profound effects on the climate worldwide.
The ghost dogs of the Amazon get a bit less mysterious
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The ghost dogs of the Amazon get a bit less mysterious

Scientists have produced data that shows the range of an enigmatic short-eared canid species that has yet to be widely studied.
Amazon wildfires causing spike in children's breathing problems
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Amazon wildfires causing spike in children's breathing problems

Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest are driving a spike in breathing problems and hospitalizations among children in Brazil, according to a new report.
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Forests emerge as a major overlooked climate factor
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Forests emerge as a major overlooked climate factor

When Abigail Swann started her career in the mid-2000s, she was one of just a handful of scientists exploring a potentially radical notion: that the green plants living on Earth's surface could have a major influence on the planet's climate.

Brazilian state prosecutor opposes Total drill plan at mouth of Amazon
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Brazilian state prosecutor opposes Total drill plan at mouth of Amazon

The public prosecutor's office in the northern state of Amapá recommended on Wednesday that Brazil’s environmental regulator Ibama deny French major Total a license to drill for oil near the mouth of the Amazon.
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