Tag: deforestation

Tree trunks loaded on a truck in the Brazilian Amazon

Zero Deforestation Is the Only Answer in this Side of the Amazon

Perched at the easternmost edge of the Amazon rainforest is Maranhão, one of Brazil’s ...

Burnt out area of the Jamanxim National Forest in the Amazon state of Pará - Photo: Antonio Scorza

Under Pressure to Curb Deforestation, Brazil Sends Mixed Message to the World

Last week saw a busy, but contradictory, stream of actions likely to impact Amazonian ...

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 ...