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By Stephanie Sy, Zeba Warsi, Teresa Cebrian Aranda
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro and Environment Minister Joaquim Leite both knew the Amazon region’s annual deforestation rate had surged before the U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, but kept results quiet to avoid hampering negotiations, according to three Cabinet ministers who…
By Débora Álvares, Associated Press
Campaigners say they need to see the detail — such promises have been made, and broken, before.
By Associated Press
Britain hailed the commitment as the first big achievement of the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow. But campaigners say they need to see the detail — such promises have been made, and broken, before.
By Frank Jordans, Jill Lawless, Associated Press
Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourão has said that the government will accelerate its timeline by two to three years to completely eliminate illegal deforestation by 2027 or 2028.
By David Biller, Associated Press
By Amy Y. Vittor, Gabriel Zorello Laporta, Maria Anice Mureb Sallum, The Conversation
Yellow fever, malaria and Ebola all spilled over from animals to humans at the edges of tropical forests. The new coronavirus is the latest zoonosis.
By Diane Jeantet, Associated Press
The area of deforestation is about the size of the U.S. states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined.
By Amna Nawaz, Mike Fritz
In the Amazon rainforest, record-breaking forest fires and ongoing deforestation threaten the survival of thousands of plant and animal species that call the ecosystem home. Scientists seeking to save them are carefully evaluating which areas of the vibrant Amazon biome…
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 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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