Lawyers Press International Court to Investigate a ‘Network’ Committing Crimes Against Humanity in Brazil’s Amazon

Even as environmentalists cheer the ouster of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as a turning point for the Amazon rainforest, new information filed Wednesday with the International Criminal Court suggest that the battle to protect the region and its inhabitants is far from over.  In the filing, human rights and environmental lawyers acting on behalf of […]

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Mil Milhas na Amazônia, para Mudar a Maneira como o Mundo Funciona

Read this story in English here. O plano era se encontrar em Altamira, Brasil, e viajar 1.000 milhas (1.600 quilômetros) pelo norte da Amazônia como uma espécie de tribunal popular. Os juízes tomariam depoimentos durante 10 dias, como uma delegação de averiguação das Nações Unidas, e apresentariam suas conclusões no 10º Fórum Social Pan-Amazônico na […]

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Biofertilizers cut costs and GHG emissions for Brazilian soybean producers

The successful use of microorganisms in the production of soybeans is driving R&D for the development of bioproducts focused on different crops. Image by Bruno Kelly/Greenpeace.Brazilian soybean producers have been highly successful in using genome technology to benefit their crops, with huge economic and environmental gains, a new paper highlights. Currently, the growers are using biofertilizer on 80% of their crops and their benefits are pushing scientists to develop new bioproducts for other crops as well. Scientists in Brazil have […]

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A Thousand Miles in the Amazon, to Change the Way the World Works

The plan was to meet in Altamira, Brazil, and travel 1,000 miles across the northern Amazon as a kind of people’s court. The judges would take testimony over 10 days, much like a United Nations fact-finding delegation, and deliver their findings at the 10th Pan-Amazon Social Forum in the provincial city of Belém. They had […]

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First-of-its-kind freshwater mangroves discovered in Brazil’s Amazon Delta

Franco Ivan Macedo Tafur, a member of the Amazon mangrove research teamOn an expedition in the Amazon River Delta, researchers found mangroves growing in water with little to no salinity and overlapping with freshwater forested wetlands — a phenomenon never before documented in deltas or coastal mangroves anywhere else in the world. Mangroves are hardy trees and shrubs that have adapted to live primarily in saltwater […]

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European supermarkets say Brazilian beef is off the menu

Cattle in BrazilA group of supermarket chains that includes Sainsbury’s in the U.K. and Lidl in the Netherlands said this week that they will either reduce or outright halt sales of Brazilian beef in the coming months. The move comes in the wake of an investigation published by the environmental advocacy group Mighty Earth and Repórter Brasil […]

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