Tag: deforestation

    Loggers cutting Amazon's giant trees

    The Revocation of Brazil’s Pro-Deforestation Decree Has No Teeth

    On August 23, 2017, Brazil’s president Michel Temer issued a decree revoking the RENCA ...

    Tree trunks loaded on a truck in the Brazilian Amazon

    Zero Deforestation Is the Only Answer in this Side of the Amazon

    Perched at the easternmost edge of the Amazon rainforest is Maranhão, one of Brazil’s ...

    Burnt out area of the Jamanxim National Forest in the Amazon state of Pará - Photo: Antonio Scorza

    Under Pressure to Curb Deforestation, Brazil Sends Mixed Message to the World

    Last week saw a busy, but contradictory, stream of actions likely to impact Amazonian ...

    Cattle raising in the Amazon is responsible for 65% of the forest destruction

    Eating Less Beef Seems to Be the Only Way to End Amazonian Deforestation

    Beef production has become a major driver of tropical deforestation, responsible for as much ...

    Cow on grass land. Author: Alex Andrews

    Brazil Keeps Fining Pedro Cordeiro, a Crook and Land-grabber. But Does He Even Exist?

    In April 2017, Brazilian environmental agents fined Pedro Cordeiro US$ 9.2 million for converting ...