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Brazil deforested 10,000 square km of Amazon rainforest in 2019 alone

Environmental advocates and scientific researchers blame the policies of right-wing president Bolsonaro for emboldening illegal loggers

11 Jun 2020 8:55 AM

Pope fears for Amazon, the planet's 'vital lung'

'That forest lung is vital for our planet,' Pope Francis said.

25 Aug 2019 5:10 PM

Brazilian prez admits to farmers setting Amazon forest ablaze, tells foreign powers to not meddle

‘These countries that send money, they don’t send it out of charity. They send it with aim of interfering with our sovereignty,’ Jair said.

23 Aug 2019 4:31 PM

Macron has 'colonialist mentality': Brazil President on Amazon fires

Macron tweeted earlier Thursday that fires burning in the Amazon amount to an international crisis.

23 Aug 2019 12:48 PM

Five things we must know about the burning Amazon rainforest

The Amazon rainforest is burning and we must do all we can to preserve this biodiversity goldmine.

22 Aug 2019 5:57 PM


Amazon tribe’s first victory against oil companies

Waorani indigenous people from Ecuador succeed in preventing their land from being exploited for oil exploration by the government.

27 Apr 2019 11:48 AM

Amazon droughts reducing forest’s CO2 absorption: Nasa

Without adequate rainfall, these giants can not pump water more than 100 feet up from their roots to their leaves.

14 Aug 2018 12:12 AM

Amazon rainforests were more populated than thought, says study

Evidence shows there were hundreds of villages in rainforest and they were home to different communities speaking varied languages.

29 Mar 2018 10:40 AM