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Tell President Dilma Rousseff to veto the new Forest Code

Action | November 29, 2011 at 3:40

Brazilian President Dilma can save the Amazon from destruction. Tell her to veto the new Forest Code!

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FACTSHEET: Protecting Forests

Publication | November 12, 2010 at 14:39

Forests are vital to people, plants, animals and our climate. Sadly, they are being needlessly destroyed.

cattle-ranching-drives-deforestation

Feature story | February 1, 2009 at 19:45

At the World Social Forum in Belém in the heart of the Amazon we’ve released evidence confirming cattle ranching to be the biggest driver of Amazon deforestation. Greenpeace Brazil has produced a series of maps which show in greater detail than...

Cargill's controversial soya port closed in the Amazon

Feature story | March 29, 2007 at 1:19

In the heart of the Amazon rainforest a huge soya port owned by the giant US company Cargill has just been closed down by the Brazilian Environmental Agency (IBAMA). The orders to close the port came after a seven-year legal battle by the...

Hackers help destroy the Amazon rainforest

Feature story | December 18, 2008 at 1:50

High-tech smuggling operations may not be what you'd normally associate with the ongoing clearance of the Amazon rainforest, but logging companies intent on plundering it for timber have been using hackers to break into the Brazilian government's...

Global snapshot

Feature story | March 22, 2006 at 0:00

What we've lost, what we have left and what we will lose if we don't act now. That is the message that the latest global maps of the planet's last intact forests and most vulnerable ocean areas tell us.

Apple deals for solar energy in Nevada

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | July 4, 2013

People have always looked to Apple to know what the next big, new (and profitable) idea would be in the world of technology. Today’s no different, as Apple is again leading the way to the future – now in solar power. Apple ...

Brazil's logging sector is full of crooks - and the Amazon is paying the price

Blog entry by Richardg | May 12, 2014

The Brazilian government has made several attempts to take control of logging in the Amazon. But despite high-profile crackdowns, the trade in illegal timber is vast and growing. Pará state is the largest timber producer and...

The Soya Moratorium lives on – but what will follow after it?

Blog entry by Richard George | November 28, 2014

For eight years, the  Soya Moratorium  has protected the Amazon rainforest from deforestation.  It has just been renewed for the eighth time . But what happens when it ends for good, 18 months from now? The Soya Moratorium was...

Amazon gets serious on wind power

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | July 17, 2015

Amazon.com  announced  this week that it would purchase its electricity from a new 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina, the largest wind farm in the entire southeastern United States. The deal confirms two things: First, that...

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