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21/8/2014
IN 1998 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, then Brazil’s president, said he would triple the area of the Amazonian forest set aside for posterity. At the time the ambition seemed vain: Brazil was losing 20,000 square kilometres (7,700 square miles) of ...   
14/6/2014
All eyes are on Brazil right now because of the World Cup. But there's another Brazil story that deserves just as much attention -- over the last decade, the country has made surprising strides in slowing the destruction of its ...   
10/4/2014
I once stumbled out of a jungle in the Congo Basin and startled two Bantu farmers -- both women -- tending a small field. I spoke no Bantu and they no French, and so we just stared at each other, a little warily, until one of their toddlers ...   
26/3/2013
In the dense Amazon rainforest of Peru, there are five reserves inhabited by indigenous groups who have chosen to remain totally or partially isolated from the rest of society. But these areas are not officially demarcated as indigenous lands, ...   
4/8/2012
Ivo Lubrinna has been wildcatting for gold in the jungle here for more than 30 years. It's a notoriously messy business, as crews strip away topsoil in the forest and along riverbanks and use mercury and other pollutants to draw precious metal ...   
17/5/2012
Papua is one of the last great frontier wildernesses. Its vast rainforests and coral rich waters are home to more than 250 indigenous tribes, the most linguistically diverse population on Earth. But it is also the scene of a brutal and ...   
14/5/2012
As Brazil braces for president Dilma Rousseff`s forthcoming decision on whether to sign or veto recent legislation that would alter the country`s Forest Code, rights groups are decrying a surge in illegal land grabs that is wrecking environmental ...   
10/3/2012
When the United Nations process on climate change unveiled the program known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) three years ago, it was hailed by its architects as “an effort to create a financial value for the ...   
13/2/2012
Brazilian deforestation and melting polar ice caps are feeding a boom in demand in the $2.1 billion market for satellite data, images and services used to monitor the planet. More images means more satellites and that need has spurred ...   
25/1/2012
Tropical countries may face a risk of 'peak timber' as continued logging of rainforests exceeds the capacity of forests to regenerate timber stocks and substantially increases the risk of outright clearing for agricultural and industrial ...   
18/11/2011
In Chinese folklore, a dragon symbolizes strength. It is an apt icon for a nation whose rise as an economic superpower has been nothing short of meteoric. While China’s stunning economic advances have come at significant environmental ...   
14/6/2011
Could palm oil help save the Amazon? This article is a longer version of story that appeared at Yale e360: In Brazil, Palm Oil Plantations Could Help Preserve Amazon. For years now, environmentalists have become accustomed to ...   
3/6/2011
The Rape of Borneo | Photo, Asian Sentinel
The Farce and Corruption Threatening Indonesia's Rainforest At a mine-site near Sangatta in East Kalimantan, a titanic crater yawns out of the ground, its nadir filled with brown slurry. Looking across the hinterland from its ...   
1/4/2011
Please respect FT.com's ts&cs and copyright policy which allow you to: share links; copy content for personal use; & redistribute limited extracts. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights or use this link to reference the article - ...   
3/2/2011
Members of the “uncontacted” Amazon tribe in western Brazil near the Peruvian border. Brazilian officials have released new aerial photographs of a highly isolated tribe living deep in the Amazon rainforest in a bid to draw attention to ...   
31/1/2011
New images of remote Brazil tribe The group appears to be healthy and thriving New pictures have been released of an isolated tribe living in rainforest on the Brazil-Peru border. Brazil monitors many such tribes from ...   
26/12/2010
The Earth’s life is some 3.5 billion years old. In a mere 300 years human super-predators have taken it upon themselves to cut and burn other life forms to make a more comfortable life. Most are blissfully unaware that they are destroying their ...   
1/12/2010
The river loops low past its bleached-white banks, where caimans bask in the fierce morning sun and stranded houseboats tilt precariously. Nearby sits a beached barge with its load of eight trucks and a crane. Its owners were caught out long ago ...   
29/11/2010
The river loops low past its bleached-white banks, where caimans bask in the fierce morning sun and stranded houseboats tilt precariously. Nearby sits a beached barge with its load of eight trucks and a crane. Its owners were caught out long ago ...   
24/11/2010
When United Nations climate negotiators meet next week in Mexico and debate protecting tropical rainforests, Golden Agri-Resources Ltd. and rival oil- palm growers in Southeast Asia will be paying attention.Any UN-led accord that ...   
21/10/2010
The image of rainforests being torn down by giant bulldozers, felled by chainsaw-wielding loggers, and torched by large-scale developers has never been more poignant. Corporations have today replaced small-scale farmers as the prime drivers of ...   
27/12/2009
2009 may prove to be an important turning point for tropical forests. Lead by Brazil, which had the lowest extent of deforestation since at least the 1980s, global forest loss likely declined to its lowest level in more than a decade. ...   
11/6/2009
Chopping down the Amazon rainforest to make way for crops or cattle has no economic or social benefit for local people in the long term, according to a major new study. The finding undercuts the argument that deforestation, which causes ...   
11/6/2009
Cutting down Amazon forest for cattle and soy does not bring long-term economic progress, researchers say. A study of 286 Amazon municipalities found that deforestation brought quick benefits that were soon reversed. Writing in ...   
15/2/2009
More than half of cropland expansion between 1980 and 2000 occurred at the expense of natural forests, while another 30 percent of occurred in disturbed forests, reported a Stanford University researcher presenting Saturday at the annual meeting ...   

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