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 ...

Why is Bolsonaro wary of foreign Amazon aid? Ask Brazil's military

World Sep 1, 2019

Why is Bolsonaro wary of foreign Amazon aid? Ask Brazil's military

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's furious reaction to foreign criticism of his handling of Amazon fires reflects the sacred place the vast region occupies in the minds of Brazil's military, for whom the rainforest is almost a raison d'etre. While many around the world view the ...

World Aug 27, 2019

Brazil slams aid offer from G7 as Amazon fires rage

Brazil on Monday rejected aid from G7 countries to fight wildfires in the Amazon, with a top official telling French President Emmanuel Macron to take care of "his home and his colonies." More than 80,000 forest fires have broken out in Brazil since the beginning ...