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Amazon rainforest: Rainforest in South America
The Amazon rainforest, also known in English as Amazonia or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf tropical rainforest in the Amazon biome that covers most of the Amazon basin of South America. This basin encompasses 7,000,000 km2 (2,700,000 sq mi), of which 5,500,000 km2 (2,100,000 sq mi) are covered by the rainforest. This region includes territory belonging to nine nations.

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Amazonian tribes in Ecuador join anti-austerity protests

Indigenous tribe representatives from the Amazon in Ecuador joined an anti-austerity demonstration in Quito on Friday, as hopes for talks between protest leaders and the government dimmed following..
Reuters - Published

Poll shows Brazilian Catholics do not agree with Bolsonaro on Amazon

A majority of Brazilian Catholics believe global warming is a scientific fact and preservation of the Amazon rainforest is vital to reduce the effects of climate change, contrary to the view of..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Amazon rainforest

Pope urges conservatives to be open to changes in Church [Video]Pope urges conservatives to be open to changes in Church

Pope Francis appealed to conservatives on Sunday not to be bound by the status quo as he opened an assembly of bishops to discuss the future of the Roman Catholic Church in the Amazon, including the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Bolsonaro-backed highway targets heart of Amazon [Video]Bolsonaro-backed highway targets heart of Amazon

Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has vowed to repave an old military highway through the heart of the Amazon. Some scientists say the project could determine the future of the world's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:29Published

Planet SOS: Amazon fires fears rainforest will become desert [Video]Planet SOS: Amazon fires fears rainforest will become desert

Last month, the number of wildfires in the Amazon tripled compared with the previous year.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published

Defending the Amazon forest from deforestation 'can cost you your life' says new HRW report [Video]Defending the Amazon forest from deforestation 'can cost you your life' says new HRW report

Conflicts over the use of land and resources in the Amazon have taken the lives of more than 300 people says new HRW report.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:34Published

Residents of Brazil's Amazon decry deadly deforestation disaster [Video]Residents of Brazil's Amazon decry deadly deforestation disaster

In the Amazonian area of Anapu, loggers and cattle farmers are increasingly destroying the rainforest with almost total impunity.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Should we worry more about the wildfires in Africa or in the Amazon? [Video]Should we worry more about the wildfires in Africa or in the Amazon?

These past few weeks, the world’s eyes have been set on the fires ravaging the Amazon forest in Brazil and Bolivia.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:22Published

Brazil Deploys Troops to Fight Amazon Rainforest Wildfires [Video]Brazil Deploys Troops to Fight Amazon Rainforest Wildfires

Brazil deployed around 44,000 soldiers to fight the rampant fired in the Amazon rainforest. Officials said they also dispatched two C-130 firefighting planes. Brazil’s National Institute for Space..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

G7 close to deal on tackling Amazon fires [Video]G7 close to deal on tackling Amazon fires

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday the leaders of the world's major industrialized nations were close to an agreement on how to help fight the Amazon forest fires and try to repair the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

G7 leaders pose for 'family photo' in France [Video]G7 leaders pose for 'family photo' in France

World leaders and special invited guests posed for a 'family photo' along the picturesque Biarritz seaside on Sunday, set against a backdrop of worries over a global economic downturn and disunity on a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Pope Francis has asked people to pray that wildfires in the Amazon will be brought under control [Video]Pope Francis has asked people to pray that wildfires in the Amazon will be brought under control

As wildfires continue to rage through the Amazon Pope Francis has called on people to pray for the "lungs of our planet"

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:53Published

States In The Amazon Region Request For Military Help [Video]States In The Amazon Region Request For Military Help

Six states in Brazil’s Amazon region requested military help to fight fired running through the rainforest. According to Reuters, President Jair Bolsonaro authorized the military to step in a day..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump To 'Help' With Amazon Fires After Conversation With Brazil President Bolsonaro [Video]Trump To 'Help' With Amazon Fires After Conversation With Brazil President Bolsonaro

President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he had a very exciting conversation with Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who is currently facing scrutiny for his inaction in the face of raging..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Bolsonaro to send troops to Amazon amidst international pressure over wildfires [Video]Bolsonaro to send troops to Amazon amidst international pressure over wildfires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he will deploy federal troops with appropriate equipment to fight the fires in the Amazon rainforest, blaming dryer-than-normal weather for the spike..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

 

Pope urges respect for indigenous Amazon peoples at start of three-week gathering

Pope Francis on Monday told an assembly of bishops discussing the Amazon region of South America that modern society should not try to impose its rules on indigenous people but respect their culture..
Reuters - Published

Rains, military response help curb fires in Brazil's Amazon in September

The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has receded, falling 36% in September from August to well below a 20-year historic average for the month, amid improved weather conditions and..
Reuters - Published

Brazilian climate strikers take aim at Bolsonaro for Amazon fires

Thousands of Brazilians demanded action on climate change on Friday, taking aim in nationwide protests at President Jair Bolsonaro who they say is allowing fires to destroy the Amazon rainforest,..
Reuters - Published

As Bolivian forests burn, Evo's bet on Big Farming comes under fire

In the tropical Bolivian city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, a wealthy farming hub on the edge on the Amazon rainforest, President Evo Morales gathered with ranchers late last month to celebrate a maiden..
Reuters - Published

Amazon countries sign forest pact, promising to coordinate disaster response

Seven Amazonian countries on Friday 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..
Reuters - Published

Disapproval of Bolsonaro presidency jumps after Amazon crisis: poll

Brazilians saying that President Jair Bolsonaro is doing a "bad or terrible" job rose to 38% from 33% previously, in the first major poll since the government faced global outcry over its handling of..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro thanks Trump for support at G7 on the Amazon

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his support in the Group of Seven's discussion of the Amazon region at last weekend's summit of the world's..
Reuters - Published

Amazon fire woke us up to the threat closer home

The raging fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has caught international attention. However, fires are not unique to Amazon. California forest fires have been hitting the headlines for years now.
IndiaTimes - Published

Brazil looks to neighbors for Amazon support, defends record

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday he would meet with other South American countries to set common policy for defending the Amazon rain forest, while his foreign minister told Reuters..
Reuters - Published

Brazil announces South American meeting on Amazon, takes Chile's help

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that South American countries would meet to determine a common policy in defense of the Amazon rainforest, and took another swipe at France for an..
Reuters - Published

Norway urges its companies in Brazil to safeguard the Amazon

Norway, until recently the main donor to a fund to curb Amazonian deforestation, on Tuesday called on Norwegian companies active in Brazil to ensure they do not contribute to the destruction of the..
Reuters - Published

Norway calls on its companies in Brazil to be mindful of deforestation

Norway, until recently the main donor to a fund to curb Amazonian deforestation, called on Tuesday on Norwegian companies active in Brazil to ensure they do not contribute to the destruction of the..
Reuters - Published

Trump pledges 'complete support' for Brazil's Bolsonaro

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday pledged "complete support" for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has engaged in a war of words with French President Emmanuel Macron and suggested he may..
Reuters - Published

Brazil will reject G7 Amazon aid unless Macron withdraws 'insults'

Brazil will reject an offer of at least $20 million from the Group of Seven nations to fight fires in the Amazon rainforest unless French President Emmanuel Macron withdraws his "insults," President..
Reuters - Published

Brazil to reject G7 offer of aid to fight Amazon fires: G1

Brazil will reject an offer of at least $20 million from the Group of Seven wealthy nations to help fight the fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, website G1 reported presidential chief of..
Reuters - Published

'Emmanuel Macron must take care of his home and colonies': Brazil after rejecting aid from G7 countries to fight Amazon forest blaze

Tensions have risen between France and Brazil after Macron tweeted that the fires burning in the Amazon basin amounted to an international crisis and should be discussed as a top priority at the G7..
Firstpost - Published

G7 offers emergency aid to fight Amazon forest fires

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations on Monday offered $20 million of emergency aid to help battle wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, a gesture Brazil slammed as colonialist.
Reuters - Published

Brazil tells ambassadors no time off due to Amazon fires

Brazil's Foreign Ministry on Monday ordered its ambassadors in Europe and other G7 countries not to take vacation for the next two weeks in order to coordinate a diplomatic response to global concerns..
Reuters - Published

Brazil spokesman says Bolsonaro may visit Amazon region this week

Brazil's spokesman said on Monday president Jair Bolsonaro may visit the Amazon region later this week to check on the efforts to reduce forest fires.
Reuters - Published

G7 Summit in France's Biaritzz ends: World leaders discussed trade wars, Brexit, climate change at forum

G7 leaders closed their summit on Monday with discussion of global issues including the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest, but the summit was overshadowed by President Donald Trump's trade wars and..
Firstpost - Published

Explainer: Why are the Amazon fires sparking a crisis for Brazil - and the world?

A record number of fires ravaging the Amazon has drawn international outrage because of the rainforest's importance to the global environment and prompted Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to dispatch..
Reuters - Published

Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort

Squabbles erupted among G7 nations on Saturday as their leaders gathered for an annual summit, exposing sharp differences on global trade tensions, Britain's exit from the EU and how to respond to the..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro says to fight Amazon fires, blames weather

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he will deploy federal troops with appropriate equipment to fight the fires in the Amazon rainforest, blaming dryer-than-normal weather for the spike..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: As Amazon fires rage, Brazil tells diplomats to fix image

Stung by a global outcry over deforestation and wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil has launched a diplomatic offensive to persuade the international community of its environmental credentials.
Reuters - Published

Amid global pressure, Brazil's Bolsonaro looks to send army to fight Amazon fires

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may mobilize the army to help combat fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, as international condemnation and pressure mounted for tough..
Reuters - Published

Merkel backs Macron's call to discuss Amazon wildfire at G7 Summit, says burning of rainforest 'acute emergency'

The fires raging in the Amazon rainforest amount to an 'acute emergency' and Chancellor Angela Merkel believes it should be discussed by world leaders when they meet for this weekend's G7 summit, her..
Firstpost - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro says army may help fight Amazon fires as global condemnation mounts

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday the army could be sent to help combat fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, as international condemnation and calls for tough action to quell..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro says army may be sent to help combat Amazon fires

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday that the army could be sent to help combat the fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, and that a decision will be taken later in the day.
Reuters - Published

Finland urges EU to consider banning Brazilian beef over Amazon fires

Finland, which holds the European Union's rotating chairmanship, called on Friday for the EU to look into the possibility of banning Brazilian beef from its markets due to devastation caused by fires..
Reuters - Published

Varadkar says Ireland will try to block Mercosur trade deal over Amazon concerns

Ireland will try to block a free trade deal between the European Union and South American Mercosur bloc unless Brazil takes action to protect the Amazon rainforest, Irish Prime Minister Leo Vardakar..
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro says Brazil lacks resources to fight Amazon fires

The Brazilian government lacks the resources to fight a record number of wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday, weeks after telling donors he did not..
Reuters - Published

#PrayforAmazonia trends on Twitter as netizens, environmentalists blame Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro for Amazon forest blaze

After assuming office on 1 January, Bolsonaro made number of promises, including to restore the country's economy by finding other uses for the Amazon forest. During his campaign, he had vowed to not..
Firstpost - Published

Amazon forest fire: Pictures shared on social media with hashtag '#PrayforAmazonas' are several decades old or from other countries, reports AFP

Photos purportedly showing fires devouring the Amazon in northern Brazil in recent weeks have flooded social media, but an AFP fact check on Wednesday found that most of the images are decades old or..
Firstpost - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro accuses NGOs of setting fires in Amazon rainforest

Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of setting wildfires in the Amazon rainforest to damage his government's image after he cut their..
Reuters - Published

Without evidence, Brazil's Bolsonaro claims NGOs may be burning the Amazon

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said, without presenting evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be burning down the Amazon rainforest to bring shame on his government after..
Reuters - Published

Brazil does not expect boycott due to deforestation: spokesman

Brazil's government does not expect an international boycott of Brazilian products due to increasing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest basin, presidential spokesman General Otavio Rego Barros said..
Reuters - Published

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