Amazon

Nika Knight, staff writer
A portion of the Amazon rainforest is illegally burned in the Brazilian state of Para.
An environmental official well-known for his aggressive enforcement of deforestation laws in his city in the Brazilian Amazon was gunned down in front of his family late Thursday, city officials reported Friday. Two men shot the official, Luiz Araujo, seven times as he drove up to his home, local police told the Associated Press. "[T]wo men fled...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
A U.S. appeals court on Monday "inexplicably" sided with oil giant Chevron in a...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Photographs of uncontacted people taken in 2008 reveal a thriving, healthy community with baskets full of manioc and papaya fresh from their gardens. (Photo: G.Miranda/FUNAI/Survival)
Fighting back against the notion, put forth by American academics, that...

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