Fossil fuels

Fuels such as oil, natural gas, and mineral coal – fossilized plant residues – that are buried in the Earth’s crust and reached their present state through chemical reactions over long periods of time. They are produced by the continuous decomposition of organic animal and plant matter through geological eras. Their production is extremely slow – much slower than the current consumption rate – and therefore, not renewable on the human timescale.

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ARPA

ARPA

Brazilian Portuguese acronym for Programa Áreas Protegidas da Amazônia (ARPA), which means Amazon Region Protected Areas Program. The program was launched in 2002 by Federal Decree #4,326 and went into operation in 2003. The ARPA program aims to protect significant...

Arc of deforestation

Arc of deforestation

The region where the agricultural border advances towards the forest and also where the highest rates of deforestation of the Amazon are found. It corresponds to 500 thousand km² of land, going from the east and south of the Brazilian state of Pará towards the...