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'We just want to be left in peace': In Brazil's Amazon, soy ambitions loom over Indigenous land

Deforestation is surging around Indigenous reserves in Brazil’s agricultural heartland, threatening one of the last stretches of preserved rainforest in the region.

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Child cancer deaths in Brazil: Is soy farming to blame?

A new study suggests that pesticides used in soy cultivation could be correlated to child cancer deaths in Brazil, the world's largest producer of soybeans.
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Agribusiness giant Cargill is in activists’ crosshairs for its connections to deforestation in Bolivia

A new report finds that the grain-trading behemoth has purchased soy grown on recently deforested land. Cargill responded that the purchases came from land cleared earlier, and says it investigates all allegations.

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Climate change: Deforestation surges despite pledges

Data shows that cutting down tropical forests increased by 10% in 2022, despite promises made at COP26.
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Gran Chaco: Will a new road improve or destroy the 'green hell'?

Work is under way on a transnational highway through the Gran Chaco, a unique ecosystem in South America.
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In Brazil, scientists fight an uphill battle to restore the disappearing Cerrado savanna

  • While restoration in places like the Amazon has attracted significant funding and resources, non-forested biomes like Brazil’s Cerrado savanna are struggling to attract the same resources, even as it faces some of the highest deforestation rates in years.