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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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Brazilian spies intimidated government's own delegates at climate talks

Bolsonaro sent four secret agents to the Cop25 climate summit in Madrid, where campaigners said Brazilian negotiators were afraid to talk to them
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Brasil: Bolsonaro envió cuatro espías a la Cumbre del Clima en Madrid para vigilar a las ONG

Las críticas a la política medioambiental y sus efectos económicos preocupan al Gobierno de Brasil, que insiste en proponer medidas controvertidas.

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El mayor humedal tropical del mundo se ha convertido en un infierno

Este año, alrededor de una cuarta parte del vasto humedal el Pantanal en Brasil, uno de los lugares más biodiversos del planeta, ha sucumbido bajo las llamas de los incendios forestales que el cambio climático ha empeorado.
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The world’s largest tropical wetland has become an inferno

This year, roughly a quarter of the vast Pantanal wetland in Brazil, one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, has burned in wildfires worsened by climate change.
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Fires in the world's largest wetlands decimate wildlife and livelihoods

The Pantanal wetlands are on fire. Since early this year, nearly a fifth of the Brazilian ecosystem, over 14,000 square miles, has burned in wildfires.
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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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El Pantanal sufre la mayor devastación de su historia

El área quemada es equivalente a Israel. El mayor riesgo para la fauna es terminar en zonas donde arde una capa de restos vegetales en descomposición, que les quema las patas a los ciervos, jaguares y tapires.

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In the Amazon, the coronavirus fuels an illegal gold rush — and an environmental crisis

Lured by surging prices, rising unemployment and lax enforcement, unlicensed miners are flocking to the rainforest.
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Brazil Pantanal scorched by fires

The blazes in Brazil, often intentionally set, have scorched a record-setting 10 percent of the Pantanal, one of the most biologically diverse habitats on the planet.
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Amazon tragedy repeats itself as Brazil rainforest goes up in smoke

Twenty months into Jair Bolsonaro's presidency – and a year after a devastating outbreak of Amazon fires caused global outrage – the fires are back, and many fear Brazil's leader is isteering his country towards environmental ruin.

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Green shift urged to revive Brazil's economy and shield Amazon forests

President Jair Bolsonaro could revive Brazil's economic growth more quickly after Covid-19 by shifting to low-carbon policies that safeguard the Amazon rainforest.

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Resistance to the 'environmental sect' is a cornerstone of Bolsonaro's rule

Brazil's populist president shows no sign of changing his policies on the climate crisis despite a backlash at home and abroad.

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