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As ‘environment powerhouse,’ Brazil to join Paris climate accord, President tells UN Assembly | UN News Centre

President Michel Temer of Brazil addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-first session. UN Photo/Cia Pak

Following the tradition of being the first Head of State to address the annual United Nations General Assembly’s annual general debate, the President of Brazil today pledged that his country will formally join the Paris Agreement on climate change by depositing its instrument of ratification at a special event tomorrow with the UN Secretary-General. “As the world’s most biodiverse country ...

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Twenty-five primates on brink of extinction, study says | Reuters

(Reuters) – Twenty-five species of humans’ closest living relatives – apes, monkeys and lemurs – need urgent protection from extinction, a report by international conservation groups said on Monday. Many of the primates, from the Ecuadorean brown-headed spider monkey to the eastern black-crested gibbon in China and Vietnam, are under threat from human destruction of forests, from hunting and from ...

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ENN Original news: Brazil forms special environmental security force to combat spike in deforestation

Brazil will set up a special environmental security force in an effort to stem rising deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, reports AFP. In a statement, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said the new body will be backed by the army, the federal police and the Brazilian Environment Institution (IBAMA). The force will be charged with permanent surveillance of the Amazon. For ...

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