The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest and a critical line of defense against climate change. But it’s been steadily deforested since the 1970s, with nearly 20 percent of its land area wiped out. This year, pervasive forest fires destroyed…
By Amna Nawaz, Mike Fritz
The Brazilian Amazon saw 30,901 fires in August, the highest for the month since 2010, according to Brazil's National Institute for Space Research. The numbers have drawn international criticism over the government's approach to environmental issues and its pro-business agenda,…
By Associated Press
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said earlier in the day that his son and Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo were heading to Washington to discuss possible U.S. aid in fighting the fires.
By Luis Alonso Lugo, Anna Jean Kaiser, Associated Press
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's son and the country's foreign minister are in the United States to discuss aid amid devastating fires in the Amazon region.
By Anna Jean Kaiser, Associated Press
By Associated Press
The official decree prohibiting fires for 60 days was published Thursday following international criticism of President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the environmental crisis.
By Leo Correa, Mario Lobao, Anna Jean Kaiser, Associated Press
Over 98 percent of Brazil's indigenous lands lie within the Amazon.
By Luis Andres Henao, Christopher Torchia, Associated Press
The Brazilian leader also escalated a deeply personal dispute with French President Emmanuel Macron, accusing him of portraying himself as "the one and only person" concerned about the environment.
By Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said he has accepted four planes from Chile to help fight Amazon fires.
By Emma Murphy, Independent Television News
The Amazon's raging fires are leaving some Brazilian children unable to breathe. Heavy levels of smoke in the air are harmful to anyone but especially dangerous for babies and those with underlying respiratory issues like asthma. Despite the health risks,…
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