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Cattle ranching devours Nicaragua’s Bosawás Biosphere Reserve

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
BOSAWÁS BIOSPHERE RESERVE, Nicaragua – To get to Napoleón’s house requires traveling on a gravel road near Siuna on a mule. It is the last dwelling before penetrating the core ...

These Indonesian villages are powered by locally sourced sustainable energy

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5 mentions2 months ago
In a country where much of the rural population lives off the grid, villages on the Indonesian island of Flores boast their own renewable energy sources — all built by ...

The changing face of Amazon development: from land grab to eco-lodge

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
(Leia essa matéria em português no The Intercept Brasil. You can also read Mongabay’s series on the Tapajós Basin in Portuguese at The Intercept Brasil) The Tapajós River Basin lies ...

Communities in Mexico step up to protect a disappearing forest

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3 mentions1 week ago
On a Saturday afternoon in January, Julia Carabias, one of Mexico’s most respected biologists, was making herself useful – putting a fresh coat of blue paint on the walls of ...

Clothing giant VF Corporation adopts sustainable forestry policy

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3 mentions1 week ago
U.S.-based clothing conglomerate VF Corporation has adopted its first-ever forestry policy, aimed at eliminating deforestation and human rights abuses from its supply chain. The policy, announced late last month, lays ...

New bill aims to cut protection to 1M hectares of Brazilian rainforest

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4 mentions2 weeks ago
A proposal under review by the Brazilian government aims to shrink four protected areas in the Amazon and eliminate another area entirely, Greenpeace says. If approved, the bid would put ...