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COP20: Peru must give indigenous peoples means to combat climate change

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Climate talks in Lima can save the Amazon rainforest by recognising rights of its best protectors

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Peru’s forests store more CO2 than US emits in a year, research shows

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Carbon mapping by Carnegie Institute reveals nearly seven billion tonnes of carbon stored in Peru’s rainforests, in a technique that could help preserve such stores to reduce carbon emissions.

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Amazon rainforest losing ability to regulate climate, scientist warns

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Report says logging and burning of Amazon might be connected to worsening droughts – such as the one plaguing São Paulo

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Amazon deforestation picking up pace, satellite data reveals

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Data indicates 190% rise in land clearance in August and September compared with same period last year

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Illegal loggers remain hidden in Peru’s forest but timber finds global buyers

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State exercises little control over remote Amazon region blighted by poverty and illiteracy, and organised crime fills the vacuum

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It’s time to shout stop on this war on the living world

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Our consumption is trashing a natural world infinitely more fascinating and intricate than the stuff we produce

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Assassinations in the Amazon: how will Peru respond?

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Indigenous leaders killed near Brazil border following logging and land title battle

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Amazon tribe makes first contact with outside world

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Indigenous people crossed from Peru into Brazil looking for help to combat illegal loggers and drug traffickers, researchers say

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Rate of deforestation in Indonesia overtakes Brazil, says study

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Indonesia lost 840,000 hectares of forest in 2012 compared to 460,000 hectares in Brazil, despite its forest being a quarter the size of the Amazon rainforest

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Ecuador signs permits for oil drilling in Amazon’s Yasuni national park

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Companies could start extracting oil underneath key biodiversity reserve on Earth by 2016

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