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U.N. Science Panel Releases Initial Findings of Upcoming Overview of the Amazon

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Natasha Vizcarra An international panel of 200 scientists has called for a halt to deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, saying the biome plays a critical role in global water cycles and...

Indigenous Groups Accuse Brazil’s Bolsonaro of Genocide, Call on the ICC to Investigate

Written by: Kimberly White Indigenous groups in Brazil are calling on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate President Jair Bolsonaro for genocide and ecocide.  The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples from Brazil (APIB) filed a statement...

Amazonian Deforestation Could Cost Brazilian Agribusiness Hundreds of Billions by 2050

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Augusta Dwyer A new study published in Nature Communications has quantified for the first time exactly how much deforestation decreases rainfall in the Amazon rainforest – and has put a price on...

Gabon and Costa Rica: International Environmental Law Must be Strengthened to Tackle Wildlife Crime, Prevent Future Pandemics

Written by: Kimberly White  Gabon and Costa Rica have joined together to call for more ambitious international environmental law to tackle wildlife crime.  The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) reports that more...

Lessons Learned From a Decade of REDD+ in Guyana

Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Gloria Pallares Guyana, meaning “land of water,” is one of the smallest, most densely forested countries in South America. It is also an important part of the Amazon biome. In 2009,...

Meet Coté Castañeda, the Recycling Expert that Connects People and Companies Contributing to the Circular Economy

This profile is published in collaboration with Level Magazine Coté Castañeda is an industrial and civil engineer, and she is a dreamer and visionary of the circular economy, sustainability, and green businesses focused on recycling processes. Currently, she...

How Mexico City is Embracing Biodiversity

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Ming Chun Tang Wildlife and greenery aren’t Mexico City’s calling cards. But while the world’s fifth-largest metropolis is home to more than 21 million people, it’s also grounds for nearly...

This Initiative is Paying Farmers and Ranchers to Combat Amazon Deforestation

Written by: Sibélia Zanon Establishing economic value for the service of preserving native vegetation and creating a new source of income for rural producers. These are the objectives of Conserv, a private initiative launched in October by the Brazil-based...

Chile’s Waste Bus Changes Throw-Away Societies

Written by: Alex Kirby If the climate crisis keeps you awake at night, the impact of what we casually throw away is sure to have you worried: it makes global heating a lot worse. But Chile’s waste bus is...

This NGO is Tackling Brazil’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Using WhatsApp and Facebook

Written by: Peter Yeung In the tropical forest surrounding Alter do Chão, a Brazilian town located on a languid stretch of the Amazon River and home to what is considered one of the most beautiful freshwater beaches in the...

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Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Tapped to Lead COP27 Climate Talks

Written by: Kimberly White  The Egyptian government has chosen Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry to lead this year's...

Nature Conservancy Tool Helps Identify Ideal Solar Farm Sites in Georgia

Written by: YCC Team The bright Southern sun makes Georgia an appealing place to build solar farms....

Modern Governments All Need a Ministry of the Oceans – Here’s Why

Written by: Chris Armstrong The ocean is becoming ever more central to our economies....