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  1. How China Could Stop Brazil’s Ecological Tragedy

    As the largest importer of Brazilian soy and beef, Beijing can use its leverage to deter the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.

  2. Why Amazon Fires Keep Raging 10 Years After a Deal to End Them

    Many of the thousands of fires burning in Brazil’s Amazon are set by ranchers. A deal inked 10 years ago was meant to stop the problem, but the ecological arson goes on as the Earth warms.

  3. Mysterious Oil Spill Becomes New Environmental Crisis for Brazil

    Brazil’s president said the government had a theory of what led to the spill, adding that a foreign country was on “the radar.”

  4. Threats and Promises in Brazil’s Lawless Amazon

    In Brazil’s state of Pará, cattle ranchers and loggers — emboldened by President Jair Bolsonaro — are clearing and burning huge swaths of rainforest every day. All in the name of progress.

  5. The Amazon Is Still Burning. Blame Beef.

    Welcome to the lawless heart of the Brazilian Amazon. Here, cattle ranchers and loggers — emboldened by President Jair Bolsonaro — are clearing and burning huge swaths of rainforest every day in the name of progress.

  6. Why Wall Street Loves Strongmen

    Markets are amoral and won’t complain about autocratic behavior if it produces economic growth.

  7. A Modernist Sanctuary That Overlooks the Trancoso Jungle

    The fashion executive turned hotelier Wilbert Das built a modern vacation house steeped in Brazil’s design history.

  8. What Happened at the U.N. General Assembly

    Presidents and prime ministers converged at the world’s most prominent diplomatic stage, amid crises ranging from climate change to possible armed conflict between Iran and the United States.

  9. What to Expect at the U.N. General Assembly This Week

    Nearly 200 leaders will converge on the world’s most prominent diplomatic stage for five days of speeches, hundreds of meetings — and clashes over climate change, Iran and trade.

  10. Imagine Jair Bolsonaro Standing Trial for Ecocide at The Hague

    A group of activists already has.