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The Sunday Read: ‘Has the Amazon Reached Its “Tipping Point”?’

Adrienne Hurst and Dan Farrell and Listen and follow The DailyApple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In the past half-century, 17 percent of the Amazon — an area larger than Texas — has been converted to croplands or cattle pasture….

Has the Amazon Reached Its ‘Tipping Point’?

Eventually Gatti pulled off to the right, through a tunnel of overhanging branches and into an open area where tall trees shaded a research base built as part of Nobre’s L.B.A. The base resembled an eco-lodge, with low-slung wooden buildings…

Expectations Run High as an Exuberant Lula Speaks at Climate Summit

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt — Long after other world leaders had departed the United Nations climate talks in Egypt, Brazil’s president-elect arrived — and electrified the gathering. Enthusiasm was palpable here for Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known simply as…

Qué significa la victoria de Lula en Brasil para el clima

Pero la resistencia a las políticas para proteger el bosque probablemente será fuerte entre los partidarios de Bolsonaro, tanto en el Congreso como en la Amazonía. Bolsonaro ganó en más de la mitad de los estados que componen la selva….

What’s next for the Amazon?

Environmentalists in Brazil are breathing a bit more easily after Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who made climate a cornerstone of his campaign, won the country’s presidential election on Sunday. Da Silva, the former president better known simply as Lula,…

What Lula’s Victory in Brazil Means for Climate

RIO DE JANEIRO — In the closest election since the Brazil’s return to democracy in 1985, voters decided to bring back former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who made climate a cornerstone of his campaign, and rejected the incumbent,…

Brazil’s Presidential Election Will Determine the Planet’s Future

On Oct. 30, Brazilians go to the polls to elect their next president. But at stake is something far more important than just the leadership of one of the world’s largest economies. Whoever wins will inherit control over more than…

Where defending nature can be deadly

RIO DE JANEIRO — The world’s forests are increasingly threatened and the main thing keeping some of them alive are the people, many of them Indigenous, standing up against those who want to clear the land. Today, I want to…

In the Amazon, a U.N. Agency Partners With Oil Companies

RESGUARDO BUENAVISTA, Colombia — At the edge of the Colombian Amazon, in an Indigenous village surrounded by oil rigs, the Siona people faced a dilemma. The United Nations Development Program, or U.N.D.P., had just announced a $1.9 million regional aid…

Stopping wildfires before they start

Wildfire season is back in the world’s largest rainforest, the Amazon. Last month, the Brazilian part of the forest saw the highest number of fires in 15 years. The good news is, scientists can predict where these blazes are likely…

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