The number of Venezuelan refugees will reach 5.4 million by the end of 2019, according to projections from the United Nations.
A new study adds to research showing concrete links between Indigenous rights to land and sustainable conservation.
The left-right divide—a healthy feature of a pluralist political system—is so toxic now that divergence of opinion has surpassed the realm of policymaking.
In 2018, more than 160 land and environmental defenders were killed—many of them Indigenous.
The need to restore forest, both to protect biodiversity and to stabilize the climate, is urgent, experts say.
An impending trade deal with the E.U. has instigated further pushback from non-governmental organizations and local activists against any deal with the Brazilian government.
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.
The Cerrado, a tropical savanna in Brazil that covers an area larger than Mexico, has already lost half of its native vegetation.
Globally, 80 percent of forest loss stems from turning over forest for agriculture to grow food for livestock and human consumption.
The far-right government of President Jair Bolsonaro has instituted new policies that put indigenous land rights and health services under threat.
A new report reveals the major European supermarkets that are potentially fueling illegal deforestation when they support the Brazilian cattle industry.
Environmental groups argue that Europe should use trade leverage to prevent the Brazilian government from furthering the destruction of the rainforest.
Although producers of soy, cattle, and timber were charged with environmental crimes, their products continue to flow into international markets.
The Brazilian minister of mines and energy stated that Brazil would open its indigenous territories to mining interests without the consent of the affected population.
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.
In Jair Bolsonaro's Brazil, the new government and far-right groups are propagandizing a fictional version of the European Middle Ages to legitimize their reactionary agenda.
Brazilian commodities producers have long dreamed of a railroad network crisscrossing Amazonia and the Cerrado, able to cheaply move crops and minerals from the nation's interior to South America's coasts. But factors, including lack of investment, political instability, and difficult terrain, have foiled those hopes—until now.
Major countries are still whiffing on their Paris Agreement pledges.
Researchers warn that an area of Brazilian Amazon rainforest bigger than Ireland is at risk of losing its legal protection.
In the Brazilian state of Roraima, newcomers arrive every day by car, bus, and bicycle.
Just before the vote, a video with homophobic overtones appeared across multiple social media networks and may have helped steer the election toward far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro.