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Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon up 85 percent in 2019
Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil soared 85 percent in 2019, compared with the previous year, official data showed.
Amazon is a key buffer against climate change
In 2019, record fires in the Amazon sparked international outrage and capped a decade that saw the rainforest lose an area the size of 8.4 million soccer fields to deforestation.
Amazon 'threatens to fire' climate change activists
A group of Amazon employees has said the company has threatened to fire some of them for speaking out on environmental issues.
Amazon fires wreak new level of havoc on surroundings
The deforestation of the Amazon rainforest — the "lungs of the earth" — by wildfires is untold destruction, not just for the Amazon but for the entire planet, according to the head of a nonprofit environmental group.
Amazon indigenous leaders killed in Brazil drive-by shooting
Two indigenous leaders were shot dead and two others wounded in Brazil’s Maranhão state, in an attack not far from where a prominent tribesman who defended the Amazon rainforest was killed last month, authorities said.
Amazon deforestation, number of fires show summer of 2019 not a 'normal' year
The fires that raged across the Brazilian Amazon this summer were not 'normal' and large increases in deforestation could explain why, scientists show.
Vatican to shine light on Amazon's indigenous communities
Pope Francis will gather Catholic bishops at the Vatican today to champion the isolated and poverty-hit indigenous communities of the Amazon, whose way of life is under threat.
Amazon countries sign forest pact
Seven Amazonian countries signed a pact to protect the world’s largest tropical forest via disaster response coordination and satellite monitoring, amid recent fires that torched thousands of square miles of the jungle.
Brazil's Bolsonaro fuels spat with Macron over Amazon fires
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday repeated a demand for French leader Emmanuel Macron to withdraw recent remarks, accusing France and Germany of "buying" the Latin American country's sovereignty with Amazon fire aid.
G7 pledges millions to help fight Amazon fires
The G7 has agreed to spend 20 million euros ($22 million) on the Amazon, mainly to send fire-fighting aircraft to tackle the huge blazes engulfing many parts of the world's biggest rainforest, the presidents of France and Chile announce.
With amazon ablaze, Brazil faces global backlash
As dozens of fires scorched large swaths of the Amazon, the Brazilian government struggled to contain growing global outrage over its environmental policies, which have paved the way for runaway deforestation of the world’s largest rain forest.
Amazon under fire for new packaging that can't be recycled
Amazon has been criticized by environmental groups and customers after introducing a new range of plastic packaging that can’t be recycled in the UK.
Amazon, Walmart, Ikea targeted in UCSB light bulb lawsuits
Five major retailers, including Inc. and Walmart Inc., were sued by the University of California over what it called the “existential threat” when foreign manufacturers infringe schools’ patents.
Footage shows isolated Amazon tribe threatened by loggers
An indigenous film collective from Brazil released new footage of the isolated Awá tribe in the Amazon rainforest.

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