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The truth about Amazon rainforest on fire – A brazilian talking from inside, welcoming help.
How science is changing the nature of families  | The Economist

How science is changing the nature of families | The Economist

By Micah Moen 45 Comments January 16, 2020

Science is changing how and when families are made Women are going to be able to have both career and family… …in a way that we’ve never seen before New technologies are transforming IVF success rates AI allows us to look at features of the embryo… …invisible to the human eye And families are growing […]

Tasso Azevedo: Hopeful lessons from the battle to save rainforests

Tasso Azevedo: Hopeful lessons from the battle to save rainforests

By Micah Moen 26 Comments January 10, 2020

When the Portuguese arrived in Latin America about 500 years ago, they obviously found this amazing tropical forest. And among all this biodiversity that they had never seen before, they found one species that caught their attention very quickly. This species, when you cut the bark, you find a very dark red resin that was […]

Staggering Number Of Fires Ravaging Amazon Rainforest | NBC Nightly News
On the nature of Lawfare — An interview with Valeska Teixeira

On the nature of Lawfare — An interview with Valeska Teixeira

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 6, 2020

The concept of lawfare refers to the strategic use of the law to delegitimize, to annihilate an enemy. It can occur in commercial, business, geopolitical, political contexts, we even have accounts of it in religious contexts. One can use the law strategically to pacify, but cannot use it as a weapon of war, to annihilate […]

EXPOSED: Bolsonaro’s Secret Amazon Rainforest Plan | Adam Ramsay

EXPOSED: Bolsonaro’s Secret Amazon Rainforest Plan | Adam Ramsay

By Micah Moen 23 Comments January 6, 2020

The Amazon has been set on fire. This week openDemocracy has revealed that this is part of a broader government strategy. We were leaked documents, specifically the slides, showing that their strategy to destroy the Amazon includes Bolsonaro, the president’s attempts to vilify indigenous people from the Amazon region which he’s been doing since before […]

What’s happening on Amazon Rainforest? [Portuguese and Spanish subtitles]
Brazil And The Amazon | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Netflix

Brazil And The Amazon | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Netflix

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 2, 2020

Tonight, I want to talk about the Amazon. The one that’s losing half its assets, but not to divorce. When I was growing up, I heard a lot about how the Amazon rainforest needed saving. This is the rainforest in 1900,  and this is the rainforest today. Who caused  all this damage to the rainforest? […]

Worldwide Pleas To Save The Amazon As Fires Decimate Rainforest | NBC Nightly News
The Amazon: A History | Amazon Rainforest Day, 2019 | The Amazing Plant Project

The Amazon: A History | Amazon Rainforest Day, 2019 | The Amazing Plant Project

By Micah Moen 1 Comment December 27, 2019

Greetings, guys, gals, and non-binary pals! Welcome back to The Amazing Plant Project. My name’s Kate, and today is Amazon Rainforest Day. In light of recent events and continued fires in the region, I thought today would be a good time to visit the history of the place and emphasize its importance and significance. The […]