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In Indonesia, deforestation is intensifying disasters from severe weather and climate change

Government officials blamed the floods on heavy rainfall, but environmental groups have cited the disaster as the latest example of deforestation and environmental degradation intensifying the effects of severe weather across Indonesia.

Devastating drought in Amazon result of climate crisis, study shows

“The Amazon could make or break our fight against climate change,” said Regina Rodrigues, a professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Forest restoration planned for Colombia’s Farallones de Cali National Park

Farallones de Cali National Park, located on Columbia’s Pacific coast, will undergo long-term habitat restoration.

Brazil proposes $250 billion “Tropical Forests Forever” fund for rainforests

At the COP28 climate summit, Brazil proposed a $250 billion mechanism, “Tropical Forests Forever”, for conserving tropical rainforests. The funds, sourced from governments and private sectors, would be used by tropical countries meeting deforestation limits. This follows a marked decrease in Amazon deforestation since Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s presidency.

‘Leave the gold in the ground’: Ecuador’s forest guardians mobilise against illegal mining in Amazon

The search for the precious metal has extended into the depths of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.

Indonesia says 200,000 hectares of palm plantations to be made forests

Some 200,000 hectares (494,210 acres) of oil palm plantations found in areas designated as forests in Indonesia are expected to be returned to the state to be converted back into forests, a government official said late on Tuesday.

Amazon deforestation linked to long distance climate warming

Deforestation in the Amazon causes land surfaces up to 100 kilometres away to get warmer, according to a new study.

‘The World Is Failing Forests’: Report Finds Leaders Way Off Track From Halting Deforestation by 2030

“We are investing in activities that are harmful for forests at far higher rates than we are investing in activities that are beneficial for forests,” the assessment coordinator said.

Brazil Launches Historic Operation to Combat Illegal Cattle Farming and Land Grabs in the Amazon

The Brazilian government has launched a significant operation to address illegal cattle farming and land invasions in the Amazon rainforest

Study Finds Carbon Offset Schemes ‘Significantly Overestimating’ Deforestation Claims

Most carbon offset schemes significantly overestimate their impact on reducing deforestation, with many of the carbon credits purchased by polluting corporations amounting to little more than “hot air”

‘Historic and Wonderful’: Ecuadorians Reject Oil Drilling in Precious Amazon Region

Ecuadorians voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to reject oil drilling in a section of Yasuní National Park, the most biodiverse area of the imperiled Amazon rainforest.