Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest Jumps to 12-Year High

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest surged to a 12-year high in the year between August 2019 and July 2020, representing a significant hit to the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been accused by environmental organizations of refusing to take the proper measures to reduce deforestation in the so-called “world’s lungs.”

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Diamond Giant De Beers Plans to be Carbon Neutral by 2030

Diamond mining juggernaut De Beers announced on Tuesday afternoon it is planning to become carbon neutral in ten years and add to safeguards on the ethical sourcing of its diamonds, as companies across the industry make efforts to raise environmental and ethical standards.

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