Amazon Rainforest News
How disease and mining have ravaged Brazil's Yanomami
Severe malnutrition and disease, particularly malaria, are decimating the Yanomami population in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, prompting the federal government to declare a public health emergency
Brazil: Amazon rainforest records 18% rise in forest fires during August 2022
The Brazilian INPE space agency said its satellites had recorded 33,116 fires in the rainforest, a key buffer against global warming, in August 2022, compared to 28,060 in the same month in 2021
'World's loneliest man' found dead in Brazil: Who was he?
The last remaining member of an indigenous group in Brazil has died. The man, who had lived in total isolation for the past 26 years, was known as Man of the Hole because he dug deep holes. He used some of these to trap animals and others to hide
Explained: Why Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro is miffed with Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio has been urging first-time voters in Brazil to register to vote in the October presidential election that is expected to pit Jair Bolsonaro against Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the Leftist Workers' Party
World Rainforest Day 2021: Learn about world’s top 10 rainforests, and their key highlights
On World Rainforest Day observed globally on 22 June, let us take a look at the top 10 rainforests of the world, and their flora and fauna
Five satellite images that show how fast and drastically the Earth is changing
Satellite data is useful to provide global observations of key components of the climate system and biosphere that are essential for our understanding of how the planet is changing.
Asteroid that killed dinosaurs changed tropics into Amazon forests: Study
Before the asteroid strike, the plants were spaced out, light could reach the floor and there were no legume trees,
All that glitters: Golden rivers in Peruvian Amazon dazzles but mining harms the community, environment
Peru is a major contributor of gold, being the sixth largest producer of the precious element in the world.
Bolsonaro's policies lead to 12 year high of deforestation rates in the Amazon rainforest
11,088 sq km of the forest was destroyed in Brazil in 12 months, according to PRODES monitoring program, which analyzes satellite images to track deforestation.
Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin invests in Forest Green Rovers football club
Bellerin, who recently raised money to plant 60,000 trees in the Amazon rainforest, will work with chairman Dale Vince to help promote environmental issues among clubs, leagues and supporters.
Greta Thunberg to donate million-euro prize to organisations helping climate, 'ecocide' refugees
Thunberg was chosen among 136 nominees, from 79 organizations spanning 46 different countries around the world.
On 50th Earth Day, a look at what is causing the Amazon rainforest to fast approach its tipping point
Amazon Aid Foundation founder Sarah duPont talks about the Amazon rainforest's tipping point, a documentary on illegal gold mining, and effects of the coronavirus on the indigenous inhabitants of the region.
2020 Republic Day parade: Chief guest Jair Bolsonaro dubbed as 'Trump of Tropics' has history of controversial comments on race, women and homosexuality
Last week, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to be the chief guest at the 2020 Republic Day parade.
Republic Day celebrations 2020: Chief guest Jair Bolsonaro is soft on gun control, ambivalent to environmental concerns
Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil's president on 2 January, 2019, has been under fire after his environmental policies led to rapid acceleration in deforestation of the Amazon rainforest
Largest study of protected areas in the world show the effects of human encroachment
Protected areas are more effective in places like the Amazon but struggle to safeguard other habitats like savannahs.
Amazon's fish have natural 'bullet-proof vests' that let them survive Piranhas
They can grow upto 3 meters long, weighs up to 200 kg and survive up to a day outside of the water.
Making a case for slow fashion: Consumers, brands must re-think choices to prevent irreversible climate change
The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, given the pressure to facilitate consumer hunger. If real change is to happen, more people must begin to take a proactive approach and act in reflection of their moral values.
'Fallacy to say Amazon is heritage of humankind, lung of the world': Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro tells UN at Climate Action Summit
Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro, who has come under attack for wildfires that are raging in the Amazon, told the United Nations Tuesday that the rainforest is his country's sovereign territory
Amazon fires that sparked international outcry remain engulfed in flames as global leaders meet in New York for UN Climate Action Summit
The fires that burned through the Amazon rainforest last month sparked international outcry and offers of help, but as world leaders meet in New York, the planet's largest rainforest remains engulfed in flames
Fires more numerous in Brazil’s Cerrado than Amazon, shows govt data; experts say flames advancing due to high temperatures
Fires are now more numerous in Brazil's Cerrado region, a vast tropical savanna, than in the Amazon rainforest, data published on Wednesday by the National Institute for Space Research show