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Greed wins again: Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining

It’s not just the Trump regime that is harming our environment. The BBC reports that the government of Brazil has “abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to mining”. Conservationists are — appropriately — gravely distressed.