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How saving the rainforests could prevent the next pandemic

They set out to save rainforests — and stumbled upon a way to help prevent the world’s next deadly pandemic.
In Ivory Coast, this rainforest is both refuge and junkyard

In Ivory Coast, this rainforest is both refuge and junkyard

An endangered gem of lush greenery in Abidjan, Ivory Coast’s economic hub, is at the center of government efforts to promote ecotourism. Those who live and work there worry about what it means for them.
Can a new way to measure tropical rainforest vulnerability help save them?

Can a new way to measure tropical rainforest vulnerability help save them?

A team of top scientists, brought together by the National Geographic Society, built an index to detect which forests need urgent help.

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Climate change could put tropical plant germination at risk: Study

By 2070, rising soil temperatures could cause germination failure in 20% of tropical plants, and reduced rates in more than 50%, with the potential to disrupt and alter tropical ecosystems.
Paulinho Paiakan, Indigenous defender of rainforest, dies at 67
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Paulinho Paiakan, Indigenous defender of rainforest, dies at 67

Mr. Paiakan became celebrated internationally for his campaigns in Brazil, even appearing once with Sting. He died of Covid-19.
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Ecuador’s Kichwa implement innovative approach to rainforest conservation

In the face of multiple threats, a group of indigenous Amazonian Kichwa smallholder farmers have organized a cooperative, Ally Guayusa.

Toxic river: mining, mercury and murder continue to plague Colombia’s Atrato

Toxic river: mining, mercury and murder continue to plague Colombia’s Atrato

Mercury and cyanide contamination from industrial mining activities make the Atrato the most polluted river in Colombia and a clean-up operation promised back in 2016 has yet to materialize.

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