#PrayforAmazonia trends on Twitter as netizens, environmentalists blame Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro for Amazon forest blaze
Thursday, 22 August 2019 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 set aside a single "centimetre" more land for Indigenous reserves if elected to power.
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 before. The Amazon is the world's largest tropical rainforest and is a vital ecosystem in helping fight...
The same drones used to film Hollywood movies have been repurposed for Harvard researchers to study the Amazon. The unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), formerly used for filming blockbusters like Skyfall..
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose to its highest in over a decade this year, government data on Monday showed, confirming a sharp increase under... Reuters Also reported by •WorldNews •Reuters India •CBC.ca •Deutsche Welle •Hindu