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Cargill commits to zero deforestation

Cargill, one of the world’s largest agricultural companies, has extended its zero deforestation commitment for palm oil to all commodities it produces.

The commitment, announced Tuesday at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, is the most far-reaching zero deforestation policy ever established, covering Cargill’s sprawling global empire of businesses, including palm oil, sugar, soy, cattle, and cocoa. 570 more words

Environment

Climate Change summit: Brazil refuses to sign UN's pledge to slow deforestation

David Usborne – The Independent, 9/23/2014

The Brazilian delegation claimed measures to end illegal deforestation had been drafted behind closed doors at the United Nations without its participation. 114 more words

Nation, Politics & Government

A clearing in the trees

The Economist (print edition), 8/23/2014

In 1998 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, then Brazil’s president, said he would triple the area of the Amazonian forest set aside for posterity. 254 more words

Nation, Politics & Government

A New Entry Is Shaking Up Brazil’s Vote

Simon Romero – The New York Times, 8/20/2014

As the daughter of impoverished rubber tappers in the far reaches of the Brazilian Amazon, Marina Silva learned how to read as a teenager and worked as a maid before entering politics as an icon of the environmental movement. 142 more words

Nation, Politics & Government

Isolated Amazon Tribe for the first time Interacting with the Outside World

An indigenous South Americans living isolated and escaped from the attack in Peru appears in the jungle of the Amazon, Brazil, and for the first time to make contact with the outside world. 238 more words

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