The dark truth about Brazil’s happy mascots. Source: The Olympic Mascots Represent All the Animals Brazil Has Displaced | Motherboard
Researchers analyzed hundreds of thousands of samples in digitized museum collections to produce an estimate of species in the South American rain forest. Source: After 300 Years of Collecting, Nearly 12,000 Amazon Tree Species Are Found
Scientists astonished to find 600-mile long reef under the muddy water in a site already marked for oil exploration Source: Huge coral reef discovered at Amazon river mouth | Environment | The Guardian
Destruction of Brazilian Amazon spikes by almost a third | Al Jazeera America.
Brazil’s World Cup gets a red card on the environment | Grist.