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Amazon wildfires: Fears rainforest may turn into savannah
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As fires burn, Bolsonaro touts Brazil's environment
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Land-Grabbers And Wildcat Ranchers Are Turning The Amazon To Ash
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As the Amazon Burns, What Happens to Its Biodiversity?Studies show that where fire is on the increase in Amazonia, biodiversity is altered, with unique rainforest flora and fauna — and vital ecological services — diminished. *** The number of fires..
Bolsonaro to world: Brazil is victim of environmental smearRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro defended his administration’s record protecting the Amazon rainforest, telling the United Nations’ virtual meeting of global leaders on..
In the Amazon, forest degradation is outpacing full deforestationDeforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has increased abruptly in the past two years, after having been on a downward trajectory for more than a decade. With the country's president Jair Bolsonaro..
Amazon tribal chief diagnosed with coronavirusA tribal leader who has become a public face of indigenous South Americans’ struggle to preserve the Amazon rainforest has contracted the coronavirus. Chief Raoni Metuktire, a leader of the Kayapó..
Amazon fires: Are they worse this year than before?Blazes are continuing to rage in the Amazon rainforest, despite the Brazilian president's fire ban.
Brazil indigenous protesters demand help against virusShares Brandishing bows and arrows, dozens of indigenous protesters blocked a main highway through the Brazilian Amazon Monday, demanding help against the new coronavirus and an end to illegal mining..
'They won’t find any spot of fire': Bolsonaro denies existence of Amazon blazesBrazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has angrily denied the existence of fires in the Amazon rainforest, calling it a “lie,” despite data produced by his own government showing that thousands of..
Brazil feeling pressure from global funds, commits to protect AmazonBrasilia, Jul 15 (efe-epa).- The Brazilian government committed itself on Wednesday to take all “possible measures” to limit deforestation in the Amazon, under pressure by investors who are..
Amazon gold rush: Illegal mining threatens Brazil's last major isolated tribeIllegal gold mining activity has risen sharply over the last five years in Brazil's indigenous Yanomami reservation in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, a Reuters review of exclusive data from..
Amazon forest fires could increase risk of serious coronavirus infectionsAn intense season of fires in the Amazon rainforest this year could overwhelm health systems and lead to unnecessary deaths, including of coronavirus, as pollution worsens respiratory conditions,..
Amazon rainforest faces fire threat—againFire doesn’t occur naturally as part of the deforestation process in the ultra-humid Amazon rainforest. But vegetation is cut down, put in the sun to dry and then burned to clear the area. With the..
Brazil police arrest dozens in illegal Amazon rainforest logging ringPolice stormed a dozen sawmills in Brazil's Amazon rainforest in a dawn raid on Tuesday, arresting about 30 people accused of involvement in an illegal logging ring.
Isolation not enough to save Amazon indigenous village from COVID-19Tres Unidos, an indigenous village in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, locked out all visitors, hoping that isolation would keep it safe. And yet the new coronavirus still came.
Amazon mayor warns of indigenous genocide as coronavirus spreadsThe mayor of the largest city in the Amazon rainforest said the coronavirus pandemic is killing indigenous people and warned of a "genocide" if Brazil's right-wing government fails to protect..
Brazil delays vote on land bill amid threat of environmental boycottBrazil's lower house of Congress on Wednesday delayed voting on a land bill seen by some as contributing to deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, which has dozens of European companies threatening to..
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon surges, Bolsonaro readies troopsBRASILIA (Reuters) - Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose sharply in April, government data showed on Friday, as the coronavirus outbreak keeps many environmental enforcers out of the field..
Brazil's Bolsonaro readies troops to fight Amazon rainforest destructionBy Jake Spring BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday authorized deployment of armed forces into the Amazon region to fight fires and deforestation, three months earlier..
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In the Amazon, an indigenous nurse volunteers in coronavirus fightVicente Piratapuia, 69, of the Piratapuia tribe had a high fever and could hardly breathe, but he refused to leave his home on the outskirts of the Amazon rainforest's biggest city.
Amazon city resorts to mass graves as Brazil COVID-19 deaths soarDeaths from the coronavirus outbreak have piled up so fast in the Amazon rainforest's biggest city that the main cemetery is burying five coffins at a time in collective graves.
Two Brazilian governors test positive for coronavirusTwo Brazilian state governors tested positive for the new coronavirus on Tuesday, in the tourist hotspot of Rio de Janeiro and the Amazon rainforest state of Pará, becoming the latest leaders to get..
Televised raid on illegal Amazon mining angers Brazil government, leads to sackingBrazil's Environment Minister Ricardo Salles has fired the country's top environmental enforcement officer, according to a government notice published on Tuesday, after a news program broadcast a..
Brazil confirms first indigenous coronavirus case in the AmazonAn indigenous woman in a village deep in the Amazon rainforest has contracted the novel coronavirus, the first case reported among Brazil's more than 300 tribes, the Health Ministry's indigenous health..
After smallpox and malaria, Brazil's tribes fear coronavirus is next lethal importWhen Europeans first arrived in the Amazon rainforest, their smallpox decimated local tribes. Then rubber tappers, gold miners and settlers brought malaria, measles and influenza.
Bolsonaro attacks Pope Francis over pontiff's plea to protect the AmazonPope urged Catholics to ‘feel outrage’ over Amazon destruction Bolsonaro: ‘What is Greenpeace? Nothing but rubbish’ Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has lashed out at Pope Francis..
Pope decides against ordaining married priests in the AmazonPope Francis declined Wednesday to approve the ordination of married men to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon, sidestepping a fraught issue that has dominated debate in the Catholic Church..
Amazon: Parts of rainforest 'emitting more CO2 than they absorb'Up to a fifth of the Amazon rainforest has become a net source of CO2, research suggests.
Amazon deforestation for January hits recordDeforestation in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil more than doubled in January compared with the previous year, according to official data. More than 280 square kilometres were cleared, an increase of..
Brazilian tribes back manifesto to save Amazon habitat from BolsonaroLeaders of native tribes in Brazil issued a rallying call to protect the Amazon rainforest and its indigenous people from what they called the "genocide, ethnocide and ecocide" planned by the country's..
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon up 85% in 2019Brasmlia: Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil soared 85 per cent in 2019, compared with the previous year, official data showed Tuesday. The 9,166 square kilometers cleared was..
Amazon tribes gather to plan resistance to Brazil governmentBrazilian indigenous leaders on Tuesday began a four-day tribal gathering in the Amazon to plan their opposition to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's push to open their reservations for commercial..
Fires in Amazon forest rose 30% in 2019SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest grew 30.5% in 2019 from the previous year, according to data released by space research agency INPE on Wednesday. According to INPE,..
France to forge partnership with Brazil states on Amazon, bypassing BolsonaroFrance and a group of Brazilian states plan to announce a partnership to preserve the Amazon rainforest, the group's leader said on Monday, bypassing Brazil's federal government after a spat between..
Fires in the Amazon: a barrier to climate change up in smokeFire is not natural in the Amazon. Virgin rainforest, no matter how fierce the sun, is too wet to catch alight. If the forest burns it is almost always because of humans.
Brazil's Bolsonaro says DiCaprio gave cash 'to set Amazon on fire'The Hollywood actor dismisses Jair Bolsonaro's claim he "gave money to set the Amazon on fire".
Brazil President Claims ‘Cool Guy’ Leonardo DiCaprio Paid Money to WWF to ‘Torch’ Amazon RainforestSao Paulo: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest, without presenting any evidence, the right-wing..
Brazil's president accuses actor DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires, offers no evidenceBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest, without presenting any evidence, the right-wing leader's..
Brazilian cosmetics company backs NGO after firefighters arrestedBrazilian cosmetics company Natura Cosmeticos SA said on Wednesday that it was concerned about a state police raid against a nongovernment organization (NGO) that it has partnered with on sustainably..
Brazil arrests volunteer firefighters in Amazon blazes, but critics cry foulBrazilian police on Tuesday arrested four volunteer firefighters accused of intentionally setting fires in the Amazon rainforest, but civic leaders said the arrests amounted to government harassment of..
Amazon tribe demands Bolsonaro stop mining on reservations, hydro damsMunduruku indigenous people led by 15 tribal chiefs blamed Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday for increased illegal mining on their reservation lands in the Amazon rainforest.
Bolivia suffers lack of food and fuel; Amazon deforestation rate hits record highSupporters of former Bolivian President Evo Morales have been cutting off some supply routes to protest Morales' ouster after he was accused of electoral fraud. Also, deforestation rates in Brazil's..
Will Pope Francis allow priest in the Amazon to marry?In a CBS News poll, nearly 70% of Catholic Americans say they favor letting Catholic priests marry, while 25% remain opposed. The push for married priests could become a reality in a remote part of the..
Catholic bishops in Amazon propose ordination of married deaconsCatholic bishops from around the world are calling for married deacons in the Amazon to be ordained as priests. Church leaders made the highly controversial recommendation to Pope Francis, who must..
Illegal loggers kill Amazon indigenous warrior who guarded forest, wound anotherIllegal loggers in the Amazon ambushed an indigenous group that was formed to protect the forest and shot dead a young warrior and wounded another, leaders of the Guajajara tribe in northern Brazil..
Pope, closing synod, decries plundering of the AmazonPope Francis on Sunday called for an end to the plundering of the Amazon basin, as he closed an assembly of Roman Catholic bishops who discussed the challenges the Church faces in the region.
Pope’s Amazon synod proposes married priests, female leadersCatholic bishops from across the Amazon called Saturday for the ordination of married men as priests to address the clergy shortage in the region, a historic proposal that would upend centuries of..
Vatican synod proposes ordaining married men as priests in the AmazonAn assembly of Roman Catholic bishops from the Amazon on Saturday proposed that married men in the remote area be allowed to be ordained priests, which could lead to a landmark change in the Church's..