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Cattle Ranching: Biggest Threat to Amazon Rainforest

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August 22, 2013
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Cattle-ranching has been the key driver for deforestation in Brazil, responsible for 80 percent of the cleared lands. But in the municipality of Sao Felix do Xingu which has had the biggest drop in deforestation in the country, cattle farmers have learned to produce meat more sustainably.


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Young Global Leader Preserving the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil

Young Global Leader Preserving the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil

Deutsche Welle (Feb. 11, 2013) — Denis B. Minev lives in Manaus, a city in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil. He wants to help maintain the countrys economic boom while preserving the tropical rainforest.The former State Secretary for Planning and Economic Development of Amazonas, today Minev is a member of the board of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation.
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Brazil Champ of Deforestation on Road to Redemption

Brazil Champ of Deforestation on Road to Redemption

AFP (Aug. 15, 2013) — The municipality of Sao Felix do Xingu in the Brazilian Amazon used to be one of the worst offenders for deforestation, clearing thousands of square kilometers every year. But it is a different place today: in the past four years, it registered the country's biggest drop, giving hope to those trying to save the largest rainforest on earth.
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Moooove Over Fossil Fuels Cow Power's Coming

Moooove Over Fossil Fuels Cow Power's Coming

Reuters (Oct. 27, 2013) — Argentine researchers have demonstrated how methane can be separated from other digestive gases produced by cattle, to power a car. The scientists say that harnessing cow power on an industrial scale could create a new form of sustainable energy while also reducing the carbon footprint produced by cattle ranches. Elly Park reports.
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In Borneo Jungle, Natives Stand Up Against Malaysian Dams

In Borneo Jungle, Natives Stand Up Against Malaysian Dams

AFP (Nov. 26, 2013) — Indigenous people in Borneo rise up against the construction of a mega dam which threatens to flood 200 square kilometres of precious rainforest and hundreds of villages.
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