With attention on the coronavirus, Amazon deforestation surges

World May 9, 2020

With attention on the coronavirus, Amazon deforestation surges

As the world focuses on the coronavirus, deforestation continues to surge in the Amazon rainforest this year, raising fears of a repeat of last year's record-breaking devastation — or worse. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon hit a new high in the first four months of ...

Amazon city resorts to mass graves as Brazil COVID-19 deaths soar

World Apr 30, 2020

Amazon city resorts to mass graves as Brazil COVID-19 deaths soar

Deaths from the coronavirus outbreak have piled up so fast in the Amazon rainforest's biggest city that the main cemetery is burying five coffins at a time in collective graves. Soon, the city may run out of coffins. "It's chaos here," said Maria Garcia, who waited ...

Amazon deforestation hit record in January

World / Science & Health Feb 8, 2020

Amazon deforestation hit record in January

Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil more than doubled in January compared with the previous year, according to official data published Friday. More than 280 square kilometers (110 square miles) were cleared, an increase of 108 percent. It was the largest area cleared in ...

End of fishing ban threatens Amazon's pink dolphins

World / Science & Health Feb 8, 2020

End of fishing ban threatens Amazon's pink dolphins

The Amazon river dolphin is an intelligent and friendly mammal that appears to grin and flush like a human blushing when it gets excited. But some are concerned about the world's largest freshwater dolphin coming under threat again in Brazil, where fishermen hunt and kill ...