A bill introduced in Brazil's Congress calls for reopening a closed road that cuts through Iguaçu National Park. The proposal poses a serious threat to jaguars, whose numbers have been growing steadily there; the area is home to one-third of the big cat's remaining population in the Atlantic Forest.
Climate shocks in Brazil and shipping bottlenecks have pushed the price of coffee beans sharply higher. Starbucks says it won’t be affected for more than a year, but small cafes can’t hold off that long.
Today, almost 15% of the Amazon rainforest has already been deforested. When this number reaches 20%, the entire Amazonian system will collapse, with a direct impact on the entire planet. There will be no return.
Under President Jair Bolsonaro, illegal miners, loggers and ranchers are invading and occupying ever-larger amounts of Indigenous territory. Brazil’s original inhabitants are increasingly opposing these incursions, leading to conflicts and a surge in killings of local activists.