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333 people rescued from slavery in Brazil mines since 2008, exclusive report shows

Maurício Angelo - MongaBay - Creative Commons A breakthrough report has mapped out all the raids carried out to rescue people working in slave-labor conditions in mines across Brazil since 2008. A total of...

‘Stampede’ of legislation threatens accelerated destruction of the Amazon

by Débora Pinto - Translated by Maya Johnson - MongaBay - Creative Commons A series of bills being deliberated in Brazil threatens to legalize illegally occupied land, change demarcation rules for Indigenous reserves and open...

Gabon becomes first African country to get paid for protecting its forests

by Jim Tan - MongaBay - Creative Commons Gabon recently received the first $17 million of a pledged $150 million from Norway for results-based emission reduction payments as part of the Central African Forest...

Israel-U.A.E. pipeline deal ‘invitation to disaster’ for globally important corals

by Elizabeth Fitt - MongaBay - Creative Commons Israel and the U.A.E are moving to extend oil operations using Israel’s “land bridge,” an alternative to the Suez Canal, following the signing of the Abraham...

Brazil’s Amazon now emits more carbon than it absorbs, unprecedented study reveals

Liz Kimbrough - MongaBay - Creative Commons According to a study published today in Nature, the Brazilian Amazon is emitting more carbon than it captures. This study is the first to use direct atmospheric...

Suspected Assassins of Haitian President Moïse Trained by US, Linked to Pro-Coup Oligarchy

Dan Cohen - MintPressNews - Creative Commons (MintPressNews) - As the investigation into Moïse’s murder unfolds, the U.S. is laying the groundwork to deploy troops into Haiti for the fourth time in 106 years, at the...

New bill seeks to end Hong Kong’s days as an illegal wildlife trade hub

Elizabeth Claire Alberts - MongaBay - Creative Commons (MongaBay) - In 2019, Hong Kong customs authorities inspected a cargo ship bound for Vietnam. Hidden beneath slabs of frozen meat were 8.3 metric tons of illegal...

Facebook, Social Media Giants Admit to Silencing Palestinian Voices Online

Jessica Buxbaum - MintPressNews - Creative Commons (MintPressNews) - OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM — In a video posted on activist organization Jewish Voice for Peace’s Twitter account, Muna El-Kurd explained why social media is so vital...
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