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Amazon drought was caused by climate change
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Amazon drought was caused by climate change

The world’s largest river and rainforest was parched by extreme temperatures last year that would have been highly unlikely without climate change, scientists said.
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Even the cactus may not be safe from climate change

The hardy cactus - fond of heat and aridity, adapted to rough soils - might not seem like the picture of a climate change victim. Yet even these prickly survivors may be reaching their limits.

How leather seats in luxury SUVs fuel Amazon deforestation

How leather seats in luxury SUVs fuel Amazon deforestation

An examination of Brazil’s immense tannery industry shows how hides from illegally deforested ranches can easily reach the global marketplace. In the United States, much of the demand for Brazilian leather comes from automakers.
Parts of the Amazon rainforest are emitting carbon dioxide
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Parts of the Amazon rainforest are emitting carbon dioxide

A new study analyzing hundreds of aerial readings of emissions above the forest canopy found that forest regions in the southeast were most affected.
Brazil Amazon deforestation hits 12-year high under Bolsonaro
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Brazil Amazon deforestation hits 12-year high under Bolsonaro

In 2020, destruction of the world’s largest rainforest rose 9.5 percent from a year earlier to about 4,280 square miles. That’s a little smaller than Connecticut.
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Why the health of the Amazon River matters to us all: An interview with Michael Goulding

Few people understand more about the Amazon's ecology and the wider role it plays across the South American continent than Michael Goulding.

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