Tag: deforestation

    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 ...