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
In our news wrap Tuesday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call for a new general election after losing a showdown vote to opponents of leaving the European Union without a formal deal. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn lashed out at…
Here’s a look at some of the numbers that define the fires burning in the Amazon.
By Vicky Stein
There are many reasons to be appalled by this year’s Amazon fires, but depleting Earth’s oxygen supply is not one of them.
By Scott Denning, The Conversation
By Paul Elias, Associated Press
Derick Almena and Max Harris have been in jail since they were charged with involuntary manslaughter in June 2017, six months after people at an electronic music show struggled to escape the so-called Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland.
By Thomas Adamson, Associated Press
Firefighters put out the inferno that claimed Notre Dame's spire and roof, but spared its bell towers.
By Lori Hinnant, Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press
A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris' soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets…
By Gretchen Frazee, Diane Lincoln Estes
No, they aren’t geniuses, nor did they inherit millions of dollars from their parents.
By Mauricio Savarese, Marcelo Silva de Sousa, Associated Press
Firefighters found bone fragments from a collection in the still-smoldering National Museum, an official said Tuesday, raising hopes that a famed skull might somehow have survived a massive blaze that turned historic and scientific artifacts to ashes.
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