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Virus variant in Brazil infected many who had already recovered from COVID-19

The first detailed studies of the so-called P.1 variant show how it devastated a Brazilian city. Now scientists want to know what it will do elsewhere.
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Climate change is leading to premature births in the Brazilian Amazon

Extreme weather patterns and flooding worsened by climate change are adversely affecting the health of babies born in the Amazon rainforest.

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A new coronavirus variant is spreading in New York, researchers report

The variant contains a mutation thought to help the virus dodge the immune system, scientists said.
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Agroforestry and land reform give Brazil cacao farmers sweet taste of success

The agroecological system known as cabruca, in which farmers plant cacao trees and other crops without clearing native forest.

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What’s really behind corporate promises on climate change?

Many big businesses have not set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Others have weak goals.
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Companies say they care about the climate. Their actions fall short

Many big businesses have not set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Others have weak goals.

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Walmart selling beef from firm linked to Amazon deforestation

Three of the biggest US grocery chains sell Brazilian beef produced by a controversial meat company linked to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, an investigation has revealed.

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Vale mining company to pay $7 billion in compensation for Brazil dam collapse

The disaster in the city of Brumadinho killed 270 people, and 11 others are still missing. It also led to murder charges for company officials.
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Brazil guts agencies, ‘sabotaging environmental protection’ in Amazon: Report

Environmental monitoring and firefighting saw budgets cut by over a third in two years; agencies endured massive deregulation, with nearly 600 rule changes aimed at undermining conservation, say critics.
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Why some coronavirus variants are more contagious—and how we can stop them

A cluster of viral mutations seems to be speeding the spread of COVID-19—and scientists are racing to understand how they work.
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Jair Bolsonaro could face charges in The Hague over Amazon rainforest | Jair Bolsonaro | The Guardian

Indigenous leaders and human rights groups accuse Brazilian president of crimes against humanity
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A silent death: Residents of Brazilian town of Santo Amaro poisoned by lead

In a remote town in Brazil's Bahia state, a health and environmental disaster linked to industrial pollution has been going on for decades.

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Emerging coronavirus variants may pose challenges to vaccines

Laboratory studies of mutations circulating in South Africa suggest they may dodge some of the body’s immune responses.
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Suriname could be latest big oil find as industry cuts cost

The small South American country has become a hot prospect for oil companies looking to produce fossil fuels while spending less.
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Indigenous agroforestry revives profitable palm trees and the Atlantic Forest

The Indigenous Guarani people from the São Paulo coast are traditional consumers of jussara palm hearts and have been instrumental in reversing the palm's decline by planting thousands of trees inside their reserve.

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