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Leonardo DiCaprio's new environmental fund pledges $5 million in aid amid Amazon fires

Earth Alliance, a new environmental organization created by Leonardo DiCaprio and his philanthropic friends Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth, has pledged $5 million to help preserve the  244 more words

News

Vegetarian and Vegan Food in Fortaleza, Brazil

Fortalezenses are definitely meat eaters, no doubt! However, there are a few places here for vegans and vegetarians who choose to venture into this neck of the woods. 53 more words

Fortaleza, Ceara Brazil

Brazilian warplanes dump water on Amazon as military begins fighting fires

BRASILIA/PORTO VELHO — Brazilian warplanes are dumping water on the burning forest in the Amazon state of Rondonia, responding to a global outcry over the destruction of the world’s largest tropical rain forest. 718 more words

World

Why is the Amazon Burning?

Earlier this month Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro referred to scientific data showing an increase in fires in the Amazon as “lies”. He fired Ricardo Galvão… 1,245 more words

Politics

G-7 Leaders Vow to Help Brazil Fight Fires, Repair Damage

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they were preparing to help Brazil fight the fires burning across the Amazon rainforest and repair the damage even as tens of thousands of soldiers were being deployed to fight the blazes that have caused global alarm. 620 more words

Nation/World

 Capitalism as greek tragedy...

Rapacious capitalists are blazing a trail of staggering destruction across the Amazon rainforest — enabled by Brazil’s reactionary in chief, Jair Bolsonaro.

Source: The Amazon Is Burning — and It’s Bolsonaro’s Fault