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.
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
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
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..
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..
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..
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..
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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 -..
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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, 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
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 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 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
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
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
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'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
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
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