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More than 250 major fires detected in the Amazon this year, despite Brazil’s ban
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More than 250 major fires detected in the Amazon this year, despite Brazil’s ban

Liz Kimbrough – MongaBay – Creative CommonsThere have been 267 major fires detected in the Amazon this year, burning more than 105,000 hectares (260,000 acres) — an area roughly the size…
‘Stampede’ of legislation threatens accelerated destruction of the Amazon
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‘Stampede’ of legislation threatens accelerated destruction of the Amazon

by Débora Pinto – Translated by Maya Johnson – MongaBay – Creative CommonsA series of bills being deliberated in Brazil threatens to legalize illegally occupied land, change demarcation rules for Indigenous…
Gabon becomes first African country to get paid for protecting its forests
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Gabon becomes first African country to get paid for protecting its forests

by Jim Tan – MongaBay – Creative CommonsGabon recently received the first $17 million of a pledged $150 million from Norway for results-based emission reduction payments as part of the…
Brazil’s Amazon now emits more carbon than it absorbs, unprecedented study reveals
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Brazil’s Amazon now emits more carbon than it absorbs, unprecedented study reveals

Liz Kimbrough – MongaBay – Creative CommonsAccording to a study published today in Nature, the Brazilian Amazon is emitting more carbon than it captures.This study is the first to use…
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