Photographer And His Wife Plant 2 Million Trees In 20 Years To Restore A Destroyed Forest And Even The Animals Have Returned

United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, 129 million hectares of forest, an area almost equivalent in size to South Africa, have been lost from the Earth forever since 1990. An area roughly the size of the country of Panama is being lost each and every year. With some  Ricaro Beliel But what to do in the face of such massive environmental carnage? It can make the individual feel small and helpless, as we ponder the impact that we can actually make. Will anything that we do make the slightest bit of difference? Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado and his wife Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado decided to show what a small group of passionate, dedicated people can do by turning deforestation on its …

Brazil: tortured dissidents appalled by Bolsonaro’s praise for dictatorship

Thousands were brutalized and hundreds killed during Brazils 21-year military rule a period lauded by the current president After they were arrested by military policemen in 1977 for leaving leftwing pamphlets outside a Brazilian factory near So Paulo, Mrcia Paes and Celso Brambilla were tortured for 10 days straight. Where are the weapons? their captors repeatedly asked them, as they attempted to link them to leftist guerrilla groups who had taken up arms against Brazils military rulers. They were subjected to beatings, death threats and rounds of Russian roulette; ordered the countrys armed forces to commemorate the anniversary of the 1964 coup which brought the military to power. In the past, Bolsonaro has defended torture and praised a notorious, dictatorship-era …