A deforested piece of land in the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, in the state of Rondônia. Carl De SouzaA/FP via Getty Images

The Solution to Brazil’s Deforestation: Fixing the Country’s Economy

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro participated in a virtual climate summit convened by the U.S. ...

A worker seen in a coffee farm during operation to identify slave workers in Minas Gerais state. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Slave Workers Rescued in Brazil Were as Young as Nine

A large Brazilian tobacco exporter has been charged with using slave labor in the ...

At first glance, the Cerrado looks barren. But the savanna boasts important aquifers and provides major carbon storage. Andressa Zumpano / Action Aid.

Only Now the World Is Starting to Learn How Vital Is Brazil’s Cerrado to Our Planet

On May 6, 2015, the Brazilian government officially recognized a special economic region, one ...