Brazil's Amazon basin fires keep surging

2019-09-01 19:26

The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon basin is still on the rise, even though the government has banned burning, officials said Saturday.

New fires rage in Amazon as Brazil warplanes battle flames

2019-08-26 22:03

Hundreds of new fires have flared up in the Amazon in Brazil, data showed Monday, even as military aircraft dumped water over hard-hit areas and G7 nations pledged to help combat the blazes.

Brazil's army fights Amazon fires after hundreds more flare up

2019-08-25 18:01

Brazil has deployed two C-130 Hercules aircraft to douse fires devouring parts of the Amazon rainforest, as hundreds of new blazes were ignited ahead of nationwide protests over the destruction.

Bolsonaro mulls deploying army to combat Amazon fires

2019-08-23 22:13

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he is considering deploying the army to help combat fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, as a growing global outcry over the blazes threatens to torpedo a huge trade deal.

Brazil denies Total a license to drill near Amazon mouth

2018-12-08 16:30

Brazil's environmental regulator on Friday denied French oil giant Total a license to drill for crude in five blocks near the mouth of the Amazon river.

WATCH: Man lost in Amazon survives - thanks to monkeys

2018-08-03 05:20

One man, an uninitiated visitor, lost for days in the darkness of the Amazon jungle despite hundreds of people searching for him.

New Amazon dams would be 'massively' destructive - study

2017-06-14 19:35

Building the 428 hydroelectric dams proposed for Brazil's Amazon basin would devastate the environment and could even disrupt regional weather.

A few tree species dominate Amazon

2013-10-19 11:28

The world's largest tropical forest actually contains a lot of the same kinds of trees, according to research on the Amazon published this week in the US journal Science.


Brazil's Bolsonaro fuels spat with Macron over Amazon fires

2019-08-28 22:10

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday repeated a demand for French leader Emmanuel Macron to withdraw recent remarks, as he accused France and Germany of "buying" the Latin American country's sovereignty with Amazon fire aid.

OPINION: Trump's trade war could be fueling Amazon fires

2019-08-26 06:01

The fires currently consuming Brazil's Amazon rainforest seem a world away from the tense diplomacy in the US trade war with China. In truth, they're more closely connected than you might suspect, writes David Fickling.

The Amazon is on fire – here are 5 things you need to know

2019-08-25 07:33

Record fires are raging in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, with more than 2,500 fires currently burning. They are collectively emitting huge amounts of carbon, with smoke plumes visible thousands of kilometres away.

WATCH: 'Football Field' of Amazon Forest cleared every minute

2019-07-06 21:35

The Amazon rainforest has the richest biodiversity on the planet, providing shelter to one-tenth of all species of plants and animals. It is also an important carbon store, which helps slow down global warming.

WATCH: New drone shots show isolated Amazonian tribe in Brazil

2018-08-23 14:00

Recently released images caught with a drone show an isolated tribe in Brazil's Amazon.

New Amazon dams would be 'massively' destructive - study

2017-06-14 19:49

Building the 428 hydroelectric dams proposed for Brazil's Amazon basin would devastate the environment and could even disrupt regional weather.

Isolated Indians make contact with outside world

2014-07-31 11:53

Isolated native people likely fleeing attacks in Peru have turned up in Brazil's Amazon rainforest where they made contact with the outside world.

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