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Indigenous People in Brazil Vow to Defeat Bolsonaro After "Perverse" Attack Claiming Tribes Are Still "Evolving" Into Human Beings
The Association of Indigenous Peoples filed a lawsuit against the president after he claimed tribes are "evolving" and vowing to "integrate" them.
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, seen here at the U.N. General Assembly's 74th session on Sept. 24, 2019, said Wednesday that the fires and deforestation in his country aren't coming to an end. News
Bolsonaro, Facing Blame for Surge in Amazon Deforestation, Says Destruction Won't End Because "It's Cultural"
The Brazilian president's new comments came after data confirmed that "2019 has been a dark year for the rainforest in Brazil."
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A fire burns trees next to grazing land in the Amazon basin in Ze Doca, Brazil. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) News
Fueling Concerns of Approaching Catastrophic 'Tipping Point,' Deforestation of Brazilian Amazon Hit Highest Level in Decade
"These figures confirm what we feared, namely that 2019 has been a dark year for the rainforest in Brazil."
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As Fires Rage in World's Largest Rainforest, NASA Warns 'Human Activities Are Drying Out the Amazon'
One scientist said that "if this continues, the forest may no longer be able to sustain itself," which would seriously hamper efforts to limit global temperature rise and avert climate catastrophe.
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In 'Glimmer of Accountability,' Executives, Loggers Charged in 2014 Murders of Four Indigenous Land Defenders in Peru
Environmental campaigners called the charges "unprecedented."
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Célia Xakriabá, an indigenous leader and activist, News
Brazilian Experts Warn in Open Letter to President Bolsonaro a 'Genocide Is Underway' Against Uncontacted Tribes
The experts wrote that they are "extremely worried" about the firing of a top official at the agency that handles policies on Indigenous peoples.
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Greta Thunberg and Indigenous Amazon Defender Among Visionary Campaigners Honored With Right Livelihood Awards
The Right Livelihood Foundation celebrated four "practical visionaries whose leadership has empowered millions of people to defend their inalienable rights and to strive for a livable future for all on planet Earth."
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Brazilians Blast Bolsonaro's UN Speech Denying Amazon Devastation as a Total 'Scam'
Critics of his environmental agenda warn that "Bolsonaro's policies bring an immediate risk to all humankind."
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A photo from Mercy for Animals drone investigation of Amazon deforestation. News
'The Future of Earth Is at Risk': New Drone Footage of Deforestation in Amazon Shows Cost of Meat Industry
"Global demand for meat is destroying the Amazon rainforest."
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Members of the IBAMA forest fire brigade, called Prevfogo, fight burning in the Amazon News
As Amazon Rainforest Burns, Brazil's Environment Minister to Meet US Group That Denies Climate Crisis at EPA Headquarters
A Greenpeace Brazil campaingner says the Bolsonaro government "makes efforts to deny the problems, not to face them."
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