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‘Single-minded determination’: China’s global infrastructure spree rings alarm bells
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‘Single-minded determination’: China’s global infrastructure spree rings alarm bells

Regional leaders have been quick to seize on opportunities offered by Beijing, but environmental experts warn that many of these projects could cause irreversible environmental damage in highly biodiverse areas.

Attack of the turtles: ruralists assault environmental laws, Amazon
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Attack of the turtles: ruralists assault environmental laws, Amazon

Brazil’s bancada ruralista has attached a wave of riders to bills in Congress that could overthrow the nation’s environmental and indigenous protections. There is a high chance of passage.
Solar soars: Renewable energy, by the numbers
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Solar soars: Renewable energy, by the numbers

Global investment climbs to $280 billion in 2017—and the economies leading the charge may surprise you.

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Small hydropower a big global issue overlooked by science and policy
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Small hydropower a big global issue overlooked by science and policy

Nearly 100,000 small hydropower dams exist or are planned worldwide, and science has done little to study or inform policymakers about cumulative environmental impacts.
Brazil 2018: Amazon under attack, resistance grows, courts to act, elections
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Brazil 2018: Amazon under attack, resistance grows, courts to act, elections

In 2018, expect more Amazon assaults by the Temer administration, as indigenous and environmental resistance builds, with court rulings and October elections adding uncertainty.
Brazil 2017: environmental and indigenous rollbacks, rising violence
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Brazil 2017: environmental and indigenous rollbacks, rising violence

President Temer, pressed by the ruralist lobby, attacked indigenous and traditional land rights, conserved lands, and Amazon forests this year, and retreated from Brazil's Paris climate goal.

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