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Brazil’s Election Bodes Ill for the Amazon

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Mushrooming disaster: Thanks to logging, cattle ranching, and industrial agriculture, 16 percent of the Amazon has already been deforested. Image by Sam Eaton. Brazil, 2018.
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Tropical forests have long been a crucial hedge against catastrophic climate change. They hold...

A patch of degraded pasture near Carlos Andretti's farm. Andretti says it’s what his property looked like when he first bought it. Image by Sam Eaton. Brazil, 2018.
A patch of degraded pasture near Carlos Andretti's farm. Andretti says it’s what his property looked like when he first bought it. Image by Sam Eaton. Brazil, 2018.

Host Marco Werman talks with reporter Sam Eaton about the environmental rhetoric of right-wing populist Jair Bolsonaro, who topped the first round of Brazil's presidential election vote on Sunday, October 7, 2018. 

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