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Environmental assassinations bad for business
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Environmental assassinations bad for business, new research shows

Financial markets respond swiftly and definitively when multinationals are publicly named in connection with the assassination of an environmental defender.

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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.
Altered forests threaten sustainability of subsistence hunting
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Altered forests threaten sustainability of subsistence hunting

The way humans have changed the forests of Central and South America may be making it impossible for subsistence hunters to continue their way of life, according to two conservation scientists.

Amazon at risk: Brazil plans rapid road and rail infrastructure expansion

Amazon at risk: Brazil plans rapid road and rail infrastructure expansion

Newly appointed Minister of Infrastructure Tarcísio Freitas is resolved to build new Amazon roads and railroads, but expresses limited patience for environmental or indigenous concerns.
‘Predatory agribusiness’ likely to gain more power in Brazil election: report
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‘Predatory agribusiness’ likely to gain more power in Brazil election: report

Two-thirds of federal deputies seeking re-election to Brazil’s Congress this October supported bills harmful to the environment, indigenous peoples, and rural workers.
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Extractive industries threaten a million square kilometers of intact tropical forests around the globe
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Extractive industries threaten a million square kilometers of intact tropical forests around the globe

According to a recent report, mining companies currently have claims on 11 percent of all intact rainforests left in the world while oil and gas cover another 8 percent.

India eyes coal reserves in Indonesian Papua 
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India eyes coal reserves in Indonesian Papua 

Rights activists fear the launch of a new mining industry could deepen tensions in a region where existing extractive projects have damaged the environment and inflamed a long-running armed conflict.

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