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Conflict beef from Nicaragua feeds US market amid pandemic

Nicaraguan beef, raised on lands violently stolen from Indigenous communities, is making its way into American grocery stores.
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EU seeks Amazon protections pledge from Bolsonaro in push to ratify trade deal

Brussels is in talks with Brazil's far-right nationalist president, Jair Bolsonaro, over commitments on the future of the Amazon as it seeks to persuade Emmanuel Macron and other EU leaders and parliaments to ratify the trade deal the bloc has negotiated with South America.

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Deforestation threatens to wipe out a primate melting pot in Indonesia

An evolutionary crucible in Indonesia that's given rise to a unique array of primate is at risk of disappearing due to rapid deforestation, a new study warns.

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A 30-mile canoe trip through Alaska's Tongass National Forest

The Honker Divide Canoe Route draws intrepid travelers through the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest. But the lifting of logging restrictions may indelibly alter its character.
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Trump says he wants to plant a trillion trees, but mostly is focused on cutting them down

The administration’s new executive order on tree planting seems toothless. Its logging expansions are very real.
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Canada’s last breeding pair of endangered spotted owls found in valley slated for imminent logging

The federal government is legally obliged to respond to an Ecojustice petition calling for an emergency order to stop logging in the Spuzzum Valley, where two endangered chicks hatched this year.

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Let’s not waste this crucial moment: We need to stop abusing the planet

By making us more aware of the nature around us, COVID-19 lockdowns could inspire us to fight back against climate disaster.
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Plant and fungi loss threatens access to painkillers and anticancer drugs

Rooted in the rich world of plants and fungi are many of the world's most sought-after medications.

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Mining taking place on more than 20 percent of Indigenous land in the Amazon

Illegal mining, specifically, is affecting at least 370 Indigenous lands, the vast majority of which is occurring in Peru.

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In Bolivia, more than 25% of major fires this year burned in protected areas

More than 120 major fires have been detected in Bolivia since August, more than a quarter of them in protected areas, including a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Before-and-after satellite photos show humanity's environmental impact

From deforestation in Brazil to the disappearing Aral Sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to the sprawl of Tesla’s Gigafactory in the Nevada desert.
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Before-and-after satellite photos show humanity's environmental impact

From deforestation in Brazil to the disappearing Aral Sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to the sprawl of Tesla’s Gigafactory in the Nevada desert.
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Protests spread across Indonesia over jobs law

The government hopes the measure will draw investment. Opponents say the move to slash regulations will harm workers and the environment.
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B.C. gives Pacific BioEnergy green light to log rare inland rainforest for wood pellets

Prince George plant will grind ancient cedar and hemlock into pellets to be burned for fuel overseas, destroying forest that's home to endangered caribou and vast stores of carbon.

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Goldmining having big impact on indigenous Amazon communities

A new report has exposed the scale and impact of mining on indigenous reserves in Amazon countries as gold prices soared during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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