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Decade of drought: a global tour of seven recent water crises

Projections for water stress in 2020, 2030 and 2040 indicate that the global picture is likely going to get worse. Photograph: Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images

With a chronic overuse of resources, it only takes a few bad rainfalls or poor management decisions to plunge a region into crisis

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Natura joins B Corps: will other big business embrace sustainability certification?

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Certifications from independent non-profit agencies can set the trend and reign in more companies to commit themselves to concrete targets. However, companies need to develop a work culture that is conducive to attainment of sustainability goals. . . . → Read More: Natura joins B Corps: will other big business embrace sustainability certification?

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Brazil’s Javari valley threatened by Peruvian oil, warn tribes

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Indigenous peoples say oil operations by Canadian firm in Peru pose danger to Brazil

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Why isn’t Brazil exploiting its amazing wind capacity?

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Renewables star Brazil is now backtracking towards fossil fuels. Why, when wind could provide vital jobs?

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Two thirds of world’s largest companies exposed to serious water risks

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Severe droughts in São Paulo and California shatter the misguided belief in a limitless supply of water, and business is starting to feel the effects

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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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UN Climate Summit must show climate change action is in everyone’s interests

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The summit must adress inertia and show that financing climate action is in national, business and individual interests

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Tropical forests illegally destroyed for commercial agriculture

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Forest Trends warns that demand for palm oil, beef, soy and wood has fuelled rapid deforestation, especially in Indonesia . . . → Read More: Tropical forests illegally destroyed for commercial agriculture

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Brazil drought crisis leads to rationing and tensions

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Water rationed in 19 cities in southeast and central regions after usually abundant supplies run dry . . . → Read More: Brazil drought crisis leads to rationing and tensions

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