In Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro's Government Is Gutting Environmental Agencies From the Inside
Fines for illegal deforestation were down 34 percent from January 1st to May 15th this year compared to the same period last year—the largest drop ever recorded.
San Francisco Is Voting Today to Ban the City's Use of Facial Recognition Technology
The vote comes amid concerns that the technology violates civil liberties and is subject to racial biases.
A Landmark Lawsuit Sets New Precedent for Indigenous Land Rights in the Amazon
The Waorani community in Ecuador won a historic ruling that may create a new guide for other indigenous communities looking to protect their lands from oil interests.
Brazilian Companies Illegally Degrading the Amazon Continue to Operate With Impunity
Although producers of soy, cattle, and timber were charged with environmental crimes, their products continue to flow into international markets.
Vatican Discussion About Amazon Conservation Raises Anger of Brazil's Right-Wing Government
President Jair Bolsonaro appears to consider the topics to be discussed in the upcoming Synod, including climate change and indigenous peoples, to be part of a leftist agenda.
How a New Provision in Brazil's Forest Act Could Cost It a Massive Chunk of Protected Rainforest
Researchers warn that an area of Brazilian Amazon rainforest bigger than Ireland is at risk of losing its legal protection.
How Will an Increasing Number of Droughts Affect the Amazon's Trees?
A new study sheds light on which trees are the most suited for dealing with changing weather patterns in the region.
Dispatches: Re-Discovering Terra Preta in Amazonia
News and notes from Pacific Standard staff and contributors.
Conserving Forestry in Brazil's Easternmost State Means a Zero Tolerance Policy on Deforestation
Illegal logging continues to be a persistent problem in the Brazilian state of Maranhão, threatening an already fragmented wildlife habitat and forcing indigenous tribes off their land.
Brazilian President Temer's Trip to Norway Marked by Tense Protest
Norwegian government officials are warning Temer that his country risks losing millions in financial aid that Norway pays to Brazil to help rein in deforestation in the Amazon.