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This Happened — August 21: Amazon Wildfires

Brazil reports fires burning in the Amazon Rainforest at unprecedented rate on this day in 2019.

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How To Conserve The Amazon Rainforest: Pay The Rent

The Amazon jungle provides benefits that extend well beyond the river basin itself. It stands to reason, therefore, that countries like Colombia be paid to protect it.


There's something off-putting about negotiations over the Amazon rainforest. It's easy to be cynical, to imagine the commercial interests at stake, the neoliberal machinations.

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