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Brazil authorizes national security force to fight deforestation
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Brazil authorizes national security force to fight deforestation

Brazil has authorized its national public security force to support efforts to fight deforestation in the Amazon, amid worries that 2020 could see another surge in destruction of the world's largest rainforest.

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Amazon emissions lowest from indigenous and protected lands, scientists say

Amazon emissions lowest from indigenous and protected lands, scientists say

Indigenous lands and protected areas in the Amazon rainforest account for just 10% of all carbon emissions from tropical forests spread across the nine countries of the Amazon in South America, researchers say.

Sharp rise in Brazilian deforestation undeniable, says sacked research chief
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Sharp rise in Brazilian deforestation undeniable, says sacked research chief

Ricardo Galvao, the sacked head of Brazil’s space research agency, said on Saturday the trend of sharply rising deforestation was undeniable, a day after he was fired following a public spat with President Jair Bolsonaro over data published by the agency.
Ex-ministers blast Bolsonaro for dismantling Brazil's environment protections
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Ex-ministers blast Bolsonaro for dismantling Brazil's environment protections

Eight former Brazilian environment ministers blasted new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and his administration in a letter on Wednesday, saying it is dismantling the country's environmental protections.

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