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While polls show former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva ahead in the upcoming elections, far-right ideology persists in the Amazon region.

Foreign capital powers Brazil's meatpackers

Foreign capital powers Brazil's meatpackers and helps deforest the Amazon

Foreign investors, including asset management companies and pension funds, now own large stakes, which means that ordinary citizens in the United States and elsewhere are helping fund Amazon deforestation through their investments.

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“The forest is sick and losing its carbon-sequestration capacity”
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“The forest is sick and losing its carbon-sequestration capacity”

A researcher at the INPE Center of Land System Science, Antonio Donato Nobre, describes the state of degradation threatening the future of the Amazon rainforest in an exclusive interview with Mongabay.
New initiative aims to jump-start stalled drive toward zero deforestation
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New initiative aims to jump-start stalled drive toward zero deforestation

Over the past decade there has been a rise in corporate zero-deforestation commitments, but very few companies have shown progress in meeting their goals of reducing deforestation in their supply chains by 2020.

Climate change threatens to water down Cerrado’s rich biodiversity: Study

Climate change threatens to water down Cerrado’s rich biodiversity: Study

Climate change threatens to push endemic species in the Cerrado, Brazil's vast tropical savanna, into extinction while allowing the spread of species already commonplace elsewhere, a new study says.

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