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Amazon rainforest: Rainforest in South America
The Amazon rainforest, also known in English as Amazonia or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf tropical rainforest in the Amazon biome that covers most of the Amazon basin of South America. This basin encompasses 7,000,000 km2 (2,700,000 sq mi), of which 5,500,000 km2 (2,100,000 sq mi) are covered by the rainforest. This region includes territory belonging to nine nations.

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As Bolivian forests burn, Evo's bet on Big Farming comes under fire

In the tropical Bolivian city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, a wealthy farming hub on the edge on the Amazon rainforest, President Evo Morales gathered with ranchers late last month to celebrate a maiden..
Reuters - Published

Amazon Countries Sign Forest Pact, Promising to Coordinate Disaster Response

amazon countries sign forest pact, promising to coordinate disaster response
Seven Amazonian countries on Friday signed a pact to protect the world's largest tropical forest via disaster response coordination and satellite monitoring, amid recent fires that torched thousands of..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Videos for Amazon rainforest

Residents of Brazil's Amazon decry deadly deforestation disaster [Video]Residents of Brazil's Amazon decry deadly deforestation disaster

In the Amazonian area of Anapu, loggers and cattle farmers are increasingly destroying the rainforest with almost total impunity.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Should we worry more about the wildfires in Africa or in the Amazon? [Video]Should we worry more about the wildfires in Africa or in the Amazon?

These past few weeks, the world’s eyes have been set on the fires ravaging the Amazon forest in Brazil and Bolivia.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:22Published

Brazil Deploys Troops to Fight Amazon Rainforest Wildfires [Video]Brazil Deploys Troops to Fight Amazon Rainforest Wildfires

Brazil deployed around 44,000 soldiers to fight the rampant fired in the Amazon rainforest. Officials said they also dispatched two C-130 firefighting planes. Brazil’s National Institute for Space..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

G7 close to deal on tackling Amazon fires [Video]G7 close to deal on tackling Amazon fires

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday the leaders of the world's major industrialized nations were close to an agreement on how to help fight the Amazon forest fires and try to repair the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

G7 leaders pose for 'family photo' in France [Video]G7 leaders pose for 'family photo' in France

World leaders and special invited guests posed for a 'family photo' along the picturesque Biarritz seaside on Sunday, set against a backdrop of worries over a global economic downturn and disunity on a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Pope Francis has asked people to pray that wildfires in the Amazon will be brought under control [Video]Pope Francis has asked people to pray that wildfires in the Amazon will be brought under control

As wildfires continue to rage through the Amazon Pope Francis has called on people to pray for the "lungs of our planet"

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:53Published

States In The Amazon Region Request For Military Help [Video]States In The Amazon Region Request For Military Help

Six states in Brazil’s Amazon region requested military help to fight fired running through the rainforest. According to Reuters, President Jair Bolsonaro authorized the military to step in a day..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump To 'Help' With Amazon Fires After Conversation With Brazil President Bolsonaro [Video]Trump To 'Help' With Amazon Fires After Conversation With Brazil President Bolsonaro

President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he had a very exciting conversation with Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who is currently facing scrutiny for his inaction in the face of raging..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Bolsonaro to send troops to Amazon amidst international pressure over wildfires [Video]Bolsonaro to send troops to Amazon amidst international pressure over wildfires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he will deploy federal troops with appropriate equipment to fight the fires in the Amazon rainforest, blaming dryer-than-normal weather for the spike..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

Trump Offers Aid With Amazon Rainforest Fires To Brazilian President [Video]Trump Offers Aid With Amazon Rainforest Fires To Brazilian President

President Donald Trump said he recently spoke with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. He said he offered help to Brazil if it’s needed, in dealing with the Amazon rainforest fires. According to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Boris Johnson: Amazon rainforest fires are an 'international crisis' [Video]Boris Johnson: Amazon rainforest fires are an 'international crisis'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed with the French President Emmanuel Macron's assessment that huge wildfires in the Amazon rainforest amount to an 'international crisis'. Mr Johnson said he would..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:31Published

Oxfam climate protests on eve of G7 summit meeting [Video]Oxfam climate protests on eve of G7 summit meeting

Oxfam held a climate change protest on the eve of the G7 summit in Biarritz, as world leaders put pressure on Brazil to do more to save the amazon rainforest from wildfires. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Analysis: Amazon rainforest fire - how can we help? [Video]Analysis: Amazon rainforest fire - how can we help?

Fires raging in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have hit a record high this year.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:01Published

Macron calls fires in the Amazon 'an international crisis' [Video]Macron calls fires in the Amazon 'an international crisis'

"Our house is burning," said Macron in a tweet of the Amazon fires.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:49Published

What Is Happening To The  Amazon and What Is It's Future? [Video]What Is Happening To The Amazon and What Is It's Future?

The Amazon rainforest is burning at an unprecedented rate, reports Business Insider. More than 74,000 fires have sparked so far this year, compared to 40,000 total fires in 2018. The Amazon has also..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Amazon burning: Sao Paulo's smoke-filled skies make it dark at 2 p.m. [Video]Amazon burning: Sao Paulo's smoke-filled skies make it dark at 2 p.m.

Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, according to research carried out by Brazil’s space research centre (INPE). It cites 72,843 fires, marking an increase of 83%..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:51Published

Brazilian government defends record on Amazon deforestation [Video]Brazilian government defends record on Amazon deforestation

Satellite images from Brazil’s own space agency allegedly show deforestation in the Amazon has almost tripled since Bolsonaro’s government came to power.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:07Published

Watch: Footage of uncontacted Amazon tribe members emerges as deforestation expands [Video]Watch: Footage of uncontacted Amazon tribe members emerges as deforestation expands

In June 2019, deforestation in the world's largest tropical rainforest was 88% higher June 2018.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Rare Amazon tribe caught on tape in Brazil [Video]Rare Amazon tribe caught on tape in Brazil

Rare video of uncontacted members of Brazil's Awa Amazon tribe has emerged, as activists warn of growing threats to this tribe from loggers who are nearing their traditional hunting ground. Rough cut -..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

 

Brazil's President Is Too Afraid to Stop the Amazon Fires. But the World Can't Wait | Opinion

brazil's president is too afraid to stop the amazon fires. but the world can't wait | opinion
For weeks, the world has watched with horror as the Amazon, the world's largest tropical rainforest, has burned. Besides being home to indigenous Brazilian people, the Amazon rainforest plays a huge..
WorldNews - Published

H&M stops buying leather from Brazil over Amazon fires

h&m stops buying leather from brazil over amazon fires
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost fashion retailer H&M said Friday it is suspending leather purchases from Brazil to make sure it is not supporting cattle farming that may be contributing to the..
WorldNews - Published

Disapproval of Bolsonaro presidency jumps after Amazon crisis: poll

Brazilians saying that President Jair Bolsonaro is doing a "bad or terrible" job rose to 38% from 33% previously, in the first major poll since the government faced global outcry over its handling of..
Reuters - Published

Chief Raoni Metuktire: 'We need the support of everybody' to save the Amazon

Amid global concern over the fires in the Amazon rainforest, FRANCE 24 spoke to Chief Raoni Metuktire, indigenous leader of the Kayapo people. "We need the support of everybody" to save the Amazon, he..
France 24 - Published

As fires ravage the Amazon, indigenous tribes pray for protection

As thousands of fires ravage the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest, some indigenous tribes are turning to prayer in a bid to halt the destruction and protect their environment for future..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro awaits news on U.S. help for Amazon

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may have news later in the day on his request to U.S. President Donald Trump for help fighting the Amazon rainforest fires.
Reuters - Published

Ranchers blamed for deforestation in Brazil rely on a booming business

Brazil imposed a 60 day ban on land-clearing fires. This follows global outcry over fires ravaging parts of the Amazon rainforest, most set by farmers and ranchers. Manuel Bojorquez hears their side of..
CBS News - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro thanks Trump for support at G7 on the Amazon

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his support in the Group of Seven's discussion of the Amazon region at last weekend's summit of the world's..
Reuters - Published

Amazon fire woke us up to the threat closer home

The raging fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has caught international attention. However, fires are not unique to Amazon. California forest fires have been hitting the headlines for years now.
IndiaTimes - Published

Brazil looks to neighbors for Amazon support, defends record

brazil looks to neighbors for amazon support, defends record
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday he would meet with other South American countries to set common policy for defending the Amazon rain forest, while his foreign minister told Reuters..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Brazil announces South American meeting on Amazon, takes Chile's help

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that South American countries would meet to determine a common policy in defense of the Amazon rainforest, and took another swipe at France for an..
Reuters - Published

Norway Urges Its Companies in Brazil to Safeguard Amazon

norway urges its companies in brazil to safeguard amazon
Norway, until recently the main donor to a fund to curb Amazonian deforestation, on Tuesday called on Norwegian companies active in Brazil to ensure they do not contribute to the destruction of the..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Amazon tribe warns future of the rainforest could be in jeopardy

Brazil's president said his country is now open to accepting millions of dollars in international wildfire aid. He initially demanded an apology for criticism of his handling of the fires in the..
CBS News - Published

Indigenous leader in Brazil says they're facing "genocide" in Amazon rainforest

The Brazilian government has rejected $20 million in aid from G-7 leaders to fight the fires in the Amazon rainforest. CBS News correspondent Manuel Bojorquez spoke with Tashka Yawanawa, chief of the..
CBS News - Published

Norway calls on its companies in Brazil to be mindful of deforestation

Norway, until recently the main donor to a fund to curb Amazonian deforestation, called on Tuesday on Norwegian companies active in Brazil to ensure they do not contribute to the destruction of the..
Reuters - Published

Trump pledges 'complete support' for Brazil's Bolsonaro

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday pledged "complete support" for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has engaged in a war of words with French President Emmanuel Macron and suggested he may..
Reuters - Published

Brazil will reject G7 Amazon aid unless Macron withdraws 'insults'

Brazil will reject an offer of at least $20 million from the Group of Seven nations to fight fires in the Amazon rainforest unless French President Emmanuel Macron withdraws his "insults," President..
Reuters - Published

Brazil to reject G7 offer of aid to fight Amazon fires: G1

Brazil will reject an offer of at least $20 million from the Group of Seven wealthy nations to help fight the fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, website G1 reported presidential chief of..
Reuters - Published

Amazon fires: What about Bolivia?

The world has been gripped by the burning of the Brazilian Amazon - but it's aflame in Bolivia, too.
BBC News - Published

'Emmanuel Macron must take care of his home and colonies': Brazil after rejecting aid from G7 countries to fight Amazon forest blaze

Tensions have risen between France and Brazil after Macron tweeted that the fires burning in the Amazon basin amounted to an international crisis and should be discussed as a top priority at the G7..
Firstpost - Published

G7 offers emergency aid to fight Amazon forest fires

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations on Monday offered $20 million of emergency aid to help battle wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, a gesture Brazil slammed as colonialist.
Reuters - Published

Thousands of new fires burning across the Amazon

G-7 leaders pledged $20 million to help fight wildfires in the Amazon rainforest. Nearly 80,000 fires have been reported in the massive Amazon basin this year. Some have started naturally, but many are..
CBS News - Published

Brazil tells ambassadors no time off due to Amazon fires

Brazil's Foreign Ministry on Monday ordered its ambassadors in Europe and other G7 countries not to take vacation for the next two weeks in order to coordinate a diplomatic response to global concerns..
Reuters - Published

Brazil spokesman says Bolsonaro may visit Amazon region this week

Brazil's spokesman said on Monday president Jair Bolsonaro may visit the Amazon region later this week to check on the efforts to reduce forest fires.
Reuters - Published

Wildfires rage in the Amazon rainforest

As wildfires rage in the Amazon rainforest, global attention has ignited bitter dispute about who is the blame for burning "the lungs of the planet."
USATODAY.com - Published

G7 Summit in France's Biaritzz ends: World leaders discussed trade wars, Brexit, climate change at forum

G7 leaders closed their summit on Monday with discussion of global issues including the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest, but the summit was overshadowed by President Donald Trump's trade wars and..
Firstpost - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro spurs global outrage over fires ravaging Amazon rainforest

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has insulted adversaries and allies, disparaged women, blacks and homosexuals, and even praised his country’s 1964-1985 dictatorship.
France 24 - Published

‘Let’s integrate these citizens’: Amazon tribe’s survival threatened by Bolsonaro’s construction plans

‘let’s integrate these citizens’: amazon tribe’s survival threatened by bolsonaro’s construction plans
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro campaigned on promises to bring development to the Amazon. The centrepiece of his project? Hydroelectric dams that would turn the Amazon’s gushing rivers into cheap..
WorldNews - Published

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