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How Indigenous people are restoring Brazil’s Atlantic Forest

The Guarani Mbya people are working to restore the once-vast Atlantic Forest, which has been largely lost to development. Gaining official tenure of their lands, they hope, will boost their efforts, which range from planting native trees to reintroducing pollinators.
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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.

Natural debate: Do forests grow better with our help or without?
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Natural debate: Do forests grow better with our help or without?

A new study shows that the potential for natural forest regrowth to absorb carbon from the atmosphere and fight climate change is far greater than has previously been estimated.

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Pleistocene climates help scientists pick out targets for conservation in Brazil’s forests
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Pleistocene climates help scientists pick out targets for conservation in Brazil’s forests

A team of researchers has pinpointed new areas for conservation in the rainforests of the Amazon and the Atlantic Forest by looking back in time to find the spots that have had the most stable climates.

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