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At least 141 die in Congo after floods hit Kinshasa

In Kinshasa, a megacity of 15 million, heavy rain left roads, infrastructure and many neighborhoods underwater or in ruins.
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Brazil, Indonesia and Congo sign rainforest protection pact

The three countries, home to more than half of the world’s tropical rainforests, have agreed to negotiate a “funding mechanism” for conservation.
U.S. presses Congo to slow oil-and-gas push in rainforests

U.S. presses Congo to slow oil-and-gas push in rainforests

The secretary of state’s efforts led to the U.S. and the Democratic Republic of Congo agreeing to have a team look at environmental conservation.
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U.S. presses Congo to slow oil-and-gas push in rainforests

The secretary of state’s remarks came as the U.S. and the Democratic Republic of Congo agreed to work together to help mitigate climate change.
Congo to auction off oil and gas blocks in a step back for climate change

Congo to auction off oil and gas blocks in a step back for climate change

Peatlands and rainforests in the Congo Basin protect the planet by storing carbon. Now, in a giant leap backward for the climate, they’re being auctioned off for drilling.
How demand for twigs is bringing down a rainforest

How demand for twigs is bringing down a rainforest

In the Congo River Basin, people who collect bundles of wood to make charcoal are playing a surprisingly large role in the deforestation of a region that rivals the Amazon in importance.
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How do we track the fortunes of the world’s peatlands?

Peatlands are critical resources in taking carbon out of the atmosphere. What are the signs of our progress toward saving them or indications that we’re failing?

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