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15 05 2020 | 06:44

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Increases for 13th Consecutive Month.

Despite the global economic slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon appears to be continuing largely unabated with forest clearing over the past 12 months…

15 05 2020 | 06:36

Amazon executive 'quit in dismay' at sacking of climate activists.

Tim Bray decries 'vein of toxicity running through company culture' after resigning from US online retail giant An Amazon executive claims to have quit his job "in dismay" at the recent dismissal of…

07 05 2020 | 07:25

Forest fire season is coming. How can we stop the Amazon burning?

We found the first fire without looking, crackling and roaring on farmland beside the busy Amazon highway, the flames consuming a road sign with its name – BR-163 – lying in the grass. Trucks…

13 04 2020 | 07:08

Wildlife destruction 'not a slippery slope but a series of cliff edges'.

New study finds ocean ecosystems likely to collapse in 2020s and land species in 2040s unless global warming stemmed. Wildlife species will die out and natural ecosystems collapse in the near future…

01 04 2020 | 09:53

Brazil scales back environmental enforcement amid coronavirus outbreak.

Experts fear efforts to protect field agents from virus could lead to surge in deforestation. Brazil will reduce efforts to fight environmental crimes during the coronavirus outbreak, despite…

18 02 2020 | 08:50

Jeff Bezos: World's richest man pledges $10bn to fight climate change.

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has pledged $10bn (£7.7bn) to help fight climate change. The world's richest man said the money would finance work by scientists, activists and other groups. He said: "I want…

14 02 2020 | 08:42

Amazon Rainforest - Carbon sink or carbon source?

For decades, scientists have warned of an ‘Amazon tipping-point’: the point at which the forest loses its ability to renew itself and begins to emit more carbon than it absorbs.

20 11 2019 | 05:05

Amazon deforestation 'at highest level in a decade'.

Almost 10,000 sq kms lost in year to August, according to Brazilian government data. Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon has hit the highest annual level in a decade, according to new government…

27 09 2019 | 10:38

Amazon commits to being carbon neutral by 2040.

Amazon has announced they will be net zero by 2040, to align with goals set at the Paris Agreement. The multinational technology company has pledged to be net zero by 2040 along with a number of…

19 09 2019 | 08:02

Deforestation damage goes far beyond the Amazon.

West Africa and Congo basin are hotspots for forest loss but receive lower global attention.

02 09 2019 | 11:04

U-turn: Bolsonaro open to foreign aid to fight Amazon fires.

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is willing to accept foreign aid for fighting fires devastating the Amazon rainforest, but only if the country controls the funds, his spokesman said Tuesday (27…

01 09 2019 | 12:14

No EU-Brazil trade deal as long as the Amazon is burning.

To the Ministers of Trade, Environment and Agriculture of the EU countries and all European leaders. Petition Given the well documented deforestation, human rights violations, and the refusal to…

29 08 2019 | 16:21

How Amazon forest loss may affect water—and climate—far away.

A surge in deforestation under Brazil's president could "tip" the Amazon, affecting weather and water supplies—in Brazil and beyond. The president of Brazil has been pursuing his big plans for the…

28 08 2019 | 14:30

'Save Amazon, burn Bolsonaro': Angry protest in India over Brazil forest fires.

Protesters in India's eastern Kolkata city have staged a demonstration outside the city's Brazilian consulate against President Jair Bolsonaro, demanding protection for the Amazon rainforest. Dozens…

28 08 2019 | 08:25

Amazon fires: Angola and DR Congo 'have more blazes'.

The severity of fires in the Amazon has prompted a global outcry. But, amid the protest, some are questioning how this compares with the rest of the world, with surprising results. The issue has got…

28 08 2019 | 08:20

G7's $29 million Amazon firefighting fund slammed as 'shameful'.

Social media has exploded after French President Emmanuel Macron announced the G7 will commit $29 million to help fight fires in the Amazon and protect the vast rainforest. The G7 has pledged to…

27 08 2019 | 07:47

Trump skips G7 climate meeting, says he won't risk US wealth for 'dreams and windmills'

Climate change sceptic President Donald Trump says he won't jeopardise the US wealth for "dreams and windmills" but goes on to say he's an environmentalist. US President Donald Trump, responding to…

26 08 2019 | 00:00

Latin American & Caribbean Climate Week Calls for Urgent, Ambitious Action.

Climate City, Salvador da Bahia (Brazil), 23 August 2019 — Around 4,000 people from all over the region and many other countries participated in the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW…

09 08 2019 | 07:52

From Environmental Leader to ‘Worst Company in the World’.

For years, the American agricultural giant Cargill has been on relatively good terms with environmental advocates, praised for agreeing to a landmark moratorium on buying soybeans grown on deforested…

05 08 2019 | 06:19

Under Brazil’s Far-Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall.

BRASÍLIA — The destruction of the Amazon rain forest in Brazil has increased rapidly since the nation’s new far-right president took over and his government scaled back efforts to fight illegal…