Deforestation in the Amazon has accelerated since Brazilian president Bolsonaro scrapped environmental laws.
Hundreds of scientists and Indigenous leaders have asked the EU to demand tougher imports standards to protect Brazil's rainforests, wetlands and savannahs.
Wild animals don't mind humans in their habitats, so long as they make as little noise as possible.
Though best remembered for her role in the doomed German Revolution, Rosa Luxemburg's theories on how capitalism exploits people and nature need hearing today.
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Brazil's new president wants to sacrifice the environment, but he faces some constraints.
The Amazon Basin creates the rain that nourishes farmland across Brazil, one of the world’s major breadbaskets.
Brazil's president-elect wants to roll back environmental laws, saying they hurt rural growth. But preventing Amazonian deforestation has actually made farmland more productive.
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This election may be the spark needed for a radical environmental politics.
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The far right frontrunner promises a brazen anti-environmental strategy.
Soybean farms surrounded the Wawi Indigenous Territory in the Southeast Amazon.
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Brazil has set itself a target of restoring almost 50,000 sq km of the Amazon rainforest by 2030. But it won't get there without changing its policies and how it engages with local people.
The Amazon's largest dam is nearly complete. But the social and environmental costs of huge hydropower projects are just not worth it.
Birds don’t fly across wide Amazonian rivers like the Rio Negro.
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Rivers are natural boundaries for evolving populations. But scientists don't agree whether they create new species or just help maintain them. Research using birds' molecular clocks provides some answers.
Aerial view of the Auyán Tepuy and the Caroni River in Venezuela.
In 2016, Venezuela opened up a large swath of the country to mining in an effort to prop up its economy. Now it is paying the environmental price.
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Indigenous communities lived in the Amazon for thousands of years without chopping down their forests.
Peruvian ceviche doesn’t just taste good — it can be a force for social change.
Pioneering chefs from Bolivia to Brazil are stepping out of the kitchen and into public service. The 'social gastronomy' movement uses food to create jobs, prevent violence and boost economies.
A mythical Amazonia of lost tribes or lost cities is easy to challenge on a factual basis, but such objections appear rather feeble in the face of the power of cliché.
Ocelot of trouble.
Three researchers studied the "crop raiders" of the Brazilian rainforest in the hope of aiding both local farmers and wildlife conservation.
Forest fires emit twice as much carbon in the Brazilian Amazon as deforestation, according to new research.
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Promises to consult with indigenous groups are routinely ignored as Peru eyes up the natural resources found in its rainforests.
A Hoatzin keeps a wary eye on ecotourists in the Madre de Dios.
A neoliberal development plan threatens the biological and cultural integrity of Peru's Amazon rainforests.
Brazil has been throwing money at Amazonian cattle farmers, hoping they'll adopt 'greener' crops like fruit or corn. A new study shows why loans won't fix the environmental issue presented by ranches.
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Brazil claims mining and logging will boost the economy and help it protect the environment. But there is little evidence this works.