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Poverty is killing the Amazon rainforest. Treating soil and farmers better can help save what's left

Nov. 16, 2023 16:39 PM EST

TEKOHAW, Brazil (AP) — At dawn in this small Amazonian village in Brazil's Para state, flocks of noisy green parrots soar overhead as children run and play between wooden homes, kicking up sandy soil — in places white and bare as a beach. The ground reveals one of the paradoxes...

How an American meat broker is fueling Amazon deforestation

Nov. 06, 2023 12:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As incomes in China have grown in the last decade, so has China’s appetite for beef. No longer out of reach for China’s middle class, beef now sizzles in home woks and restaurant kitchens. China has become the world’s biggest importer of beef, and Brazil is...