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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 ...

Guaraná fruit. From gene sequencing to chocolate, Brazil's Amazon looks for a new development model

Brazil’s Amazon Needs New Development Model With Less Cattle and Soy and More Use of Biodiversity

President Jair Bolsonaro’s push to develop the Amazon through expanded mining and farming has ...

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 ...

Chief Geraldo Apurina, wife and children in front of their house - Chris Arsenault/Thomson Reuters Foundation

Indians Are the Best Answer to Save the Amazon. But There Is Less Room for Them in the New Brazil

Inside Brazil’s Indigenous Reserve 124, Chief Geraldo Apurina walks along a muddy footpath, past ...

Cattle being killed in Brazil

Something Rotten in the State of Brazil: The Meat they Eat

  Meat producing giants JSB SA and BRF SA are among dozens of meatpackers ...