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Pope Francis Commissions Synod to Protect the Amazon

Pope Francis Commissions Synod to Protect the Amazon

On October 6, bishops, priests, activists, scientists and indigenous leaders gathered in the gardens of Vatican City to plant a symbolic Amazonia tree. The ceremony marked the beginning of a three-week assembly known as the “Amazon Synod.” Led by Pope Francis, the...
WHY EATING LESS MEAT MATTERS FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE AMAZON. The majority of today’s fires in the Amazon are caused by converting the forests into cattle ranches through the slash and burn technique.

WHY EATING LESS MEAT MATTERS FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE AMAZON. The majority of today’s fires in the Amazon are caused by converting the forests into cattle ranches through the slash and burn technique.

by Sarah duPont September 4, 2019 Higher temperatures and deforestation of the Amazon causes the forests to dry out, making them more vulnerable to fires. Unfortunately, with the relaxation of regulations to protect the Amazon in countries like Brazil and Bolivia, the...