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Greta Thunberg plans to donate one million-euro prize to green causes

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg said on Monday she would donate 1 million euros ($1.14 million) from a new prize she has won to groups tackling climate change and defending nature.

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Brazil slashes budget to fight climate change as deforestation spikes

Efforts to keep the Amazon rainforest standing and reduce Brazil's planet-warming emissions are being hampered by budget cuts for the country's environmental watchdog and its main climate change programme, researchers have said.

Brazil agency gives out fewest environmental fines in 24 years

Brazil agency gives out fewest environmental fines in 24 years

Brazil's federal environment agency last year gave out the fewest fines for breaking conservation laws since 1995, the agency's press office told Reuters on Monday.

Amazon and other large ecosystems at risk of rapid collapse: Study
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Amazon and other large ecosystems at risk of rapid collapse: Study

Large ecosystems such as the Amazon rainforest and coral reefs could collapse faster than scientists had previously assumed, according to a study published on Tuesday.

Amazon deforestation could speed up in 2020: Expert
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Amazon deforestation could speed up in 2020: Expert

Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon rainforest threatens to accelerate and draw increased global concern since no new fire prevention measures have been taken in the crucial run-up to this year's dry season, according to Tasso Azevedo, coordinator of a group called MapBiomas that monitors the rate of forest destruction.

Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change
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Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change

Fishermen like Jose da Cruz have made their living for decades hunting for crabs among Brazil's vast coastal mangrove forests, dense thickets of twisted plants in deep black mud that grow where fresh-water rivers meet the brackish Atlantic Ocean.

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