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Impact of climate change on Indigenous communities documented in global study

Impact of climate change on Indigenous communities documented in global study

Indigenous and local communities' firsthand experiences with climate change are vividly detailed in a new extensive study.

Sonam Lama Hyolmo reports for Mongabay.

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Peruvian Amazon: Wounds remain after 50 years of oil spills on Achuar land

Achuar Indigenous people from the community of José Olaya live near sites impacted by oil-related activity in and around their territory. According to reports by Peru’s environmental authority, toxic metals like cadmium, arsenic and lead have been detected in the area.

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In a world of climate risks, Sri Lanka is finding ways to adapt

In a landscape of interconnected and mutually compounding risks, climate change has emerged as a key risk factor for Sri Lanka, specifically for vulnerable sectors and groups.

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Bioshield: a nature-based solution to climate change

A nature-based solution to climate change, bioshield is a plantation of mangrove and non-mangrove species on the seaside.
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Sweltering heat wave hits Sri Lanka; climate change will likely bring more

As a heat wave sweeps across Asia, Sri Lanka continues to issue heat warnings to the public as the country experiences much higher than normal temperatures coupled with high humidity and threatening health impacts.

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How will climate change affect Latin America? Scientists respond to IPCC report

In the first three months of 2023, Latin America has witnessed a prolonged drought and destructive forest fires in Chile, intense rains and floods in Brazil that left more than 60 dead and Cyclone Yaku and heavy rains and mudslides in Peru, among other extreme events that experts say are becoming more frequent and severe due to global warming.

Indigenous activist and Goldman winner Alessandra Munduruku
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‘I’ll keep fighting’: Indigenous activist and Goldman winner Alessandra Munduruku

In an interview with Mongabay, Alessandra discusses what the prize means to her, the policy changes in Brazil, and the current crisis in the Munduruku territory.