All Articles on Amazon Rainforest

A shaman (R) puts a broth of "Ayahuasca" into a cup. The brew, which is prepared from the liana Banisteriopsis caapi, is used for medical or religious purposes in the Peruvian Shipibo ethnic group and in various Amazonian ethnic groups. (Photo: Ana Karina Delgado/picture alliance via Getty Images) Views
Without Reciprocity, Ayahuasca Consumption Is Extractive
As COVID-19 devastates Amazonian communities, spiritual tourists are abandoning the cultures holding the sacred traditions of Ayahuasca.
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The Cure of the Earth
"Love of life is the guide and motivator of ecological healing on Earth. Next comes learning how to put that love into action. How do we do that for that most alive of all places, the Amazon?"
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The Environment, the Trump and Bolsonaro
"[A] great empire and little minds go ill together."—Edmund Burke, 2d Speech on Conciliation with America (1775)
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London based Vegan burger company Biffs Kitchen handing out samples of their pulled jackfruit burgers during Plant Powered Expo 2020 at Olympia London on February 2, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Ollie Millington/Getty Images) Views
The Plant-Based Diet That Our Planet Urgently Needs
The gulf between what people say they understand is necessary and what their actions continue to prove otherwise is alarming. It is nowhere more evident than their dietary choices.
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The Arara people in the Cachoeira Seca Indigenous territory of Brazil now have the highest known Covid-19 infection rate in the Brazilian Amazon, according to Survival International. News
Arara People of Brazilian Amazon 'Very Worried' as Vulnerable Tribe Faces Highest Known Covid-19 Infection Rate in Region
"President Bolsonaro is now overseeing the destruction both of a once-thriving people, and the rainforests they managed and looked after for millennia. Brazilian and international solidarity to resist this genocide is desperately needed."
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Protesters in protective gear dig mock graves symbolizing deaths due to Covid-19 to protest against the Brazilian government's handling of the pandemic on June 11, 2020 at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo: Fabio Alarico Teixeira/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) News
Amid Growing Death Toll in Brazil, Bolsonaro's Handling of the Covid-19 Pandemic Condemned as 'Pitiful'
"This is the worst public health crisis we've faced—and it has come at a time when we have the worst government in the world."
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After less than two years in power, it is clear that having not been able to extinguish the Ministry of the Environment, the current Brazilian government intends to destroy the nation's environmental organizations from within. (Photo: Alberto César Araújo / Amazonia Real) Views
Where Journalism Is Planted, Democracy Blooms
Journalists and land defenders send warning to the Brazilian government.
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In addition to contributing to climate change, forest fires present a more immediate and very grave threat to public health. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
This Year’s Forest Fire Season Could Be Even Deadlier
Countries are using the coronavirus crisis to lift environmental regulations, even as COVID-19 leaves populations more vulnerable to health impacts from fires.
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A coral reef in Indonesia. Coral reefs — especially Australia’s Great Barrier Reef — have proven to be very sensitive to climate change. Now scientists are trying to determine the mechanisms for climate ecosystem tipping points, and how fast they will occur around the world. (Photo: HereIsTom on VisualHunt.com / CC BY-NC-ND) Views
Studies Reveal Climate Tipping Points Could Be Here Much Sooner Than We Thought
According to the findings, climate tipping points could happen in a matter of years or decades, not on the ecological timescale of hundreds, or even, thousands of years.
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Fears of Bolsonaro's Threat to the Amazon Realized as New Data Shows Rainforest Destruction Up 55%
"Bolsonaro is not only turning a blind eye as land grabbers, illegal loggers, and miners continue to plunder Indigenous territories during the pandemic, he plans to make things easier for them."
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