Planned Brazil-Peru highway threatens one of Earth’s most biodiverse places

  • Serra do Divisor National Park on Brazil’s border with Peru is home to numerous endemic animals and more than a thousand plant species, but faces a double threat from a planned highway and a bid to downgrade its protected status.
  • The downgrade from national park to “environmental protection area” would paradoxically open up this Andean-Amazon transition region to deforestation, cattle ranching, and mining — activities that are currently prohibited in the park.
  • The highway project, meant to give Acre another land route to the Pacific via Peru, has been embraced by the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, which has already
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Chinese legislation threatens U.S. corporations undertaking business in Hong Kong, federal organizations alert

4 hazards: The threats slide into four classes, the Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce and Homeland Protection warned in the advisory. They include business dangers from the legislation, like the threat of arrest or sanction by Chinese authorities, information privacy and surveillance dangers from authorities, transparency challenges and obtain to business details, and possible get hold of with men and women and entities sanctioned by the U.S. federal government.

Huge market: The possible impacts are large. U.S. immediate expenditure in Hong Kong totaled $82 billion in 2019, approaching the volume invested in all of mainland China, which arrived in at

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