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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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Biden’s climate science test: proving green ag program actually works

President Joe Biden's administration poured $3 billion into greening agriculture. Some climate advocates aren't convinced it will help.
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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.
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A Saudi company took as much water as it wanted during Arizona drought

Lax rules let a Saudi-owned company pump water from Arizona state land to grow alfalfa for the kingdom’s cattle.
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Climate-smart cowboys hope regenerative cattle ranching can heal the land and sequester carbon

Grazing livestock to mimic how wildlife forages can prevent the erosion of topsoil, protect water quality and keep carbon out of the atmosphere, but it requires big changes in how the beef industry operates.

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Gran Chaco: Will a new road improve or destroy the 'green hell'?

Work is under way on a transnational highway through the Gran Chaco, a unique ecosystem in South America.
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In Brazil, scientists fight an uphill battle to restore the disappearing Cerrado savanna

  • While restoration in places like the Amazon has attracted significant funding and resources, non-forested biomes like Brazil’s Cerrado savanna are struggling to attract the same resources, even as it faces some of the highest deforestation rates in years.
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