Fires just one of the dangers facing the world’s largest rainforest

World Sep 1, 2019

Fires just one of the dangers facing the world’s largest rainforest

Wildfires are just one of the dangers facing the world's largest rainforest. The Amazon, covering 5.5 million square kilometers (2.1 million square miles) over nine countries, faces ever more serious threats from encroaching crop and livestock farming, mining, land occupation and illegal logging. Farming Deforestation for ...

'Most of the fires' in the Amazon extinguished, Brazil says

World Aug 31, 2019

'Most of the fires' in the Amazon extinguished, Brazil says

Brazil's foreign minister said his country is successfully extinguishing the fires in the Amazon region that have generated international concern after discussing the situation with President Donald Trump on Friday at the White House. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said earlier in the day that his ...