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Aerial photo of a solar powered plane flying over fields.
Why don’t we have electric aircraft?

Unlike a car, you can't just stick a battery-powered engine in a plane and expect it to fly. Despite that, small planes might be the future of electric flight.

Soybean farms surrounded the Wawi Indigenous Territory in the Southeast Amazon. Rogério Assis/ Instituto Socioambiental, Author provided
How Brazil can beat the odds

Brazil has set itself a target of restoring almost 50,000 sq km of the Amazon rainforest by 2030. But it won't get there without changing its policies and how it engages with local people.

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