Our research identified three key lessons.
Oct. 2, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: china brazil solar-power india energy-transition biofuel ethanol clean-energy leds solar-photovoltaics
Forest that has been disturbed – but not cleared – by logging or fire can be hard to spot from satellites.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: climate-change brazil deforestation amazon-forest forest-degradation
The proposed EU-Mercosur deal would guarantee cheap beef and lock in further deforestation. But our new research shows it is possible to transform trade for the better.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: brazil argentina uruguay paraguay
Fires that burn the forest burn crops and pastures alike. But farmers in the eastern Amazon are left with few good options.
Aug. 17, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change agriculture brazil farming amazon-fires wildfires forest-fires fire-risk
The purveyors of these myths, including politicians who have been soft peddling the impact of the coronavirus, aren't doing the country any favors.
July 8, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus brazil donald-trump herd-immunity economy misinformation jair-bolsonaro cdc myths denial
In Brazil, black COVID-19 patients are dying at higher rates than white patients. Worse housing quality, working conditions and health care help to explain the pandemic's racially disparate toll.
June 10, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus south-america brazil latin-america racism structural-racism health-equity social-determinants-of-health access-to-healthcare afro-brazilians racial-injustice human-development
Genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in Florida and Texas beginning this summer – silver bullet or jumping the gun?
Release of GM mosquitoes in Florida is imminent. But a multidisciplinary team of scientists believe that more studies are needed first. They encourage a publicly accessible registry for GM organisms.
June 3, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: brazil zika malaysia risk-assessment florida mosquitoes dengue population-control aedes-aegypti oxitec mosquito-control gm-mosquitoes
A repeat of 2019's disastrous fire season is possible in 2020, and it would have dire consequences.
May 30, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus amazon pandemic brazil deforestation amazon-fires jair-bolsonaro tropical-forest
Countries across the globe responded differently to the pandemic, and results show a difference in effectiveness as well.
May 27, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus leadership brazil communication new-zealand coronavirus-testing germany coronavirus-response nicaragua
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