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What Can You Do to Help Save the Rainforest?

By Fredrica Syren:  The problem of deforestation in the Amazon is not new. But it has gotten much worse since the early 2000s, when Brazil’s government allowed substantially more farming in the Amazon as global demand for beef and animal feed increased. Is this a problem for us? Well, yes, because the Amazon, known as the lungs of our planet, provides 20% of the entire world’s oxygen, which …

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Soy No Longer a Threat to the Rainforest

By Amanda Wilkes: Nearly 6 times the size of Texas, the Amazon, also known as the “lungs of our planet,” is under constant pressure because of the human race’s demands for commodities. However, the Amazon may be breathing a little easier these days, thanks to the efforts put forth by …

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The Negative Impact of Palm Oil

By Fredrica Syren: Incredibly versatile, palm oil is obtained from the fruit of the African oil palm tree. It can be found in all kinds of processed foods, from instant noodles to ice cream as well in soaps, shampoos and fuel. A total of 50 million tons of palm oil …

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Brazil Turns to Drones To Protect the Amazon

By James Harker (aka Green Dad): Drones could hold the key to stopping destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Yes, I know it sounds a bit Star Wars, doesn’t it?  The problem of deforestation in the Amazon is not new. But it has gotten much worse since the early 2000s, when Brazil’s …

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