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Bolsonaro's Misogynistic Attack on Brigitte Macron Offers Glimpse Into Psyche of 'Idiotic Baby Men'
As thousands of acres of Brazil's Amazon rainforest burned, the president of Brazil—exemplifying other men who attempt to assert power over women and environment—made a "disrespectful" comment about France's First Lady
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CANDEIRAS DO JAMARI, RONDÔNIA, BRAZIL: Aerial view of a large burned area in the city of Candeiras do Jamari in the state of Rondônia. (Photo: Victor Moriyama / Greenpeace) Views
Brazil Isn’t the Only Far-Right Government Destroying the Planet
As the Amazon burns, the terrifying parallels between the U.S. and Brazilian governments highlight the damage authoritarian leaders are doing.
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‘The raging fires have become so potent that the smoke they generate plunged the Western Hemisphere’s largest city, São Paulo, into total darkness.' (Photo: Victor Moriyama/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Fires Are Devouring the Amazon. And Jair Bolsonaro Is to Blame
The ongoing destruction of the Amazon is taking place because of policy choices made by those who now rule Brazil.
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As White House Dismisses Planetary Emergency as 'Niche' Issue, Trump Skips G7 Climate Meeting
At the meeting the U.S. president didn't attend, world leaders agreed to a $20 million package to fight the fires currently ravaging the Amazon rainforest
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A satellite image from NASA shows the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil in August 2019. Views
The Amazon Is Burning Because the World Eats So Much Meat
And if saving the rainforest isn't enough to convince carnivores to stop eating Brazilian beef—the greenhouse gas emissions the cattle create may be.
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'Our Lungs Are on Fire': Climate Campaigners Rally at Brazilian Embassies to Protest Destruction of Amazon Rainforest
"We need governments around the world to speak up against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro—and put pressure on him to stop these devastating fires and protect the Amazon."
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 Corporate media addressing modern day crises like the Amazon fires will never do them anything approaching justice. (Photo: Getty) Views
When Reporting on Global Crises Like the Amazon Fires, the Media Needs to Focus on Who’s Fighting Them
It doesn’t matter so much how many reports corporate media write; if the same people stay at the center of them, the story won’t change.
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Planet images showing Nova Bandeirantes in Mato Grosso after a fire on Aug. 21, 2019. (Photo: courtesy of Planet Labs Inc.) News
Views of Destruction: Satellite Images Reveal Devastating Amazon Fires in Almost Real-Time
With near-daily overflights and high-resolution imagery, Planet's constellation of satellites is providing a clear look at some of the fires now burning in the Brazilian Amazon
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A fire burns trees next to grazing land in the Amazon basin in Ze Doca, Brazil. News
Bolsonaro's 'Disastrous' Policies on Amazon Led to Fires, Say Observers
"We must stand together behind the Indigenous communities and leaders across the Amazon region—from Brazil to Ecuador and beyond. For them the Amazon is more than the lungs of the world, it is their home."
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Wildfires have raging through the Amazon rainforest for weeks. Satellite data show an 84% increase of fire outbreaks on the same period in 2018. (Photo: Pixabay) Views
Leaked Documents Show Brazil’s Bolsonaro Has Grave Plans for Amazon Rainforest
DemocraciaAbierta had access to PowerPoints from a meeting between members of the Bolsonaro government. The slides show that the current government intends to use the president's hate speech to diminish the power of minorities living in the region and to implement predatory projects that could have...
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