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Scientists See Evidence
of Troubling Shift in Amazon
Jul 15, 2021 12:28 PM CDT
Scientists See Evidence of Troubling Shift in Amazon
Parts of the rainforest are now emitting more carbon dioxide than they absorb
- Researchers have been warning about an imminent "tipping point" in the Amazon rainforest for a while now, and a new study suggests the moment has arrived for swaths of the region. The study in
finds that parts of the rainforest are now emitting more carbon dioxide than they...
Brazil to US: Want the
Amazon Protected? Pay Up
Apr 22, 2021 3:35 AM CDT
Brazil to US: Want the Amazon Protected? Pay Up
Critics say Bolsonaro government can't be trusted with demand for $1B
- After years of being criticized for failing to prevent the destruction of the Amazon, Brazil's government says it is willing to take action to stop deforestation. But it wants cash up front from other countries, including $1 billion from the US. President Jair Bolsonaro's government made the request...
Key to His Jungle Survival:
He Stole Trick From Monkeys
in case you missed it
Apr 3, 2021 7:00 AM CDT
Key to His Jungle Survival: He Stole Trick From Monkeys
Pilot Antonio Sena survives 36-day trek after crash, sustained by a small fruit
- In the end, his family couldn't believe he was alive, and in fairness, Antonio Sena probably shouldn't have been. The 36-year-old Brazilian pilot had to crash-land his small plane deep in the Amazon jungle after its single engine conked out, reports arynews.tv . He survived the landing, however,...
Amazon Rainforest Plots
Are Being Sold on Facebook
Feb 26, 2021 10:13 AM CST
Amazon Rainforest Plots Are Being Sold on Facebook
BBC investigation finds illegally cleared land available on Facebook Marketplace
- "Enabling deforestation in the Amazon" can be added to the list of Facebook's misdeeds, according to a BBC investigation. The broadcaster says many plots of illegally deforested land in the Brazilian rainforest can be found for sale via Facebook Marketplace—and some of the sellers who spoke to...
Expert on Isolated Tribes
Killed by Arrow as He
Sep 11, 2020 1:03 AM CDT
Expert on Isolated Tribes Killed by Arrow as He Approached One
Rieli Franciscato was approaching tribe in the Amazon
- An expert on isolated Amazon tribes was on Wednesday killed by an arrow that hit him in the chest as he approached one. Rieli Franciscato, 56, a top expert for the Brazil government's indigenous agency, was approaching an indigenous group in a remote region of northwestern Brazil when he...
Coronavirus Reaches Deep
Into the Amazon Jungle
Apr 11, 2020 1:00 PM CDT
Coronavirus Reaches Deep Into the Amazon Jungle
A 15-year-old indigenous boy dies after testing positive
- Think remote corners of the Amazon are safe from infection? Sadly, not so. Brazilian health officials say Alvanei Xirixana—a 15-year-old member of the Yanomami tribe—died Thursday after contracting COVID-19, the
reports. The boy experienced symptoms including fever and shortness of breath, per Fox News , and was placed...
This a 'Moment
of Destiny' on
Dec 20, 2019 3:41 PM CST
Scientists Call This a 'Moment of Destiny' on the Amazon
Deforestation threatens to worsen the effects of climate change, they say
- Two scientists have assessed the present and future of the Amazon and raised the alarm about the future of the rainforest—and the Earth's climate. Waiting to act could be disastrous, said the scientists, one American and one Brazilian. "Today, we stand exactly in a moment of destiny:...
for Brazil Prez
Dec 1, 2019 6:11 AM CST
Leo DiCaprio Has Response for Brazil Prez
'We did not fund the organizations targeted'
- Leonardo DiCaprio has responded to Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro's accusation that he helped fund environmental NGOs that were setting fire to the Amazon , and the answer is no, he did not, reports CNN . "The future of these irreplaceable ecosystems is at stake and I am proud to stand...
Brazil Leader Targets A-List
Actor Over Amazon Fires
Nov 30, 2019 5:30 AM CST
Brazil Leader Targets A-List Actor Over Amazon Fires
Jair Bolsonaro points finger at Leonardo DiCaprio for rainforest blazes
- Without offering proof, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said actor Leonardo DiCaprio had funded nonprofit groups that Bolsonaro claims are partly responsible for fires in the Amazon this year. Bolsonaro’s remarks about the actor were part of a wider government campaign against environmental nonprofit groups operating in Brazil....
Over Latest Amazon Data
Nov 19, 2019 12:46 PM CST
Environmentalists Alarmed Over Latest Amazon Data
Deforestation is at an 11-year high, Brazil says
- Environmentalists are ringing alarm bells after Brazil released its latest data on the Amazon rainforest, CNN reports. According to the government, the rainforest lost nearly 3,800 square miles over 12 months through July 2019, marking an 11-year high in deforestation and a 29.5% increase over the year before....
Now Bolsonaro Might Take
That $22M, on One Condition
Aug 27, 2019 10:00 AM CDT
Now Bolsonaro Might Take That $22M, on One Condition
Brazilian president wants Emmanuel Macron to apologize
- So maybe Brazil will take that $22 million after all. After a rep for President Jair Bolsonaro rejected the aid package offered by the G7 and mocked French President Emmanuel Macron while doing so early Tuesday, Bolsonaro hours later indicated he actually would accept it—on one condition. The
Brazil Rejects G7 Money
to Fight Amazon Fires,
Aug 27, 2019 6:57 AM CDT
Brazil Rejects G7 Money to Fight Amazon Fires, Trolls Macron
Government says Europe should use funds to 'reforest'
- With thousands of wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government has decided it is more interested in trolling Emmanuel Macron than in accepting assistance. After the G7 offered $22 million to help Brazil fight the fires, a spokesman for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro rejected the offer and mocked...
G7 Leaders to Brazil:
We Have an Idea
Aug 25, 2019 3:45 PM CDT
G7 Leaders to Brazil: We Have an Idea
The summit leaders are prepared to support Brazil in battling fires
- Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage even as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm, the AP reports. French...
Under Pressure, Brazil Sends
Troops to Fight Amazon Fires
Aug 24, 2019 8:00 AM CDT
Under Pressure, Brazil Sends Troops to Fight Amazon Fires
Bolsonaro has faced protests at home and around the world
- Facing increasing pressure to act from leaders around the world and protesters in the streets, President Jair Bolsonaro sent Brazil's military to fight forest fires raging in the Amazon. Beginning Saturday, troops will join the battle in nature reserves, indigenous lands and border areas, the BBC reports. The initial...
Brazilian President to World
on Amazon Fires: Butt Out
Aug 23, 2019 6:44 AM CDT
Brazilian President to World on Amazon Fires: Butt Out
'Our house is burning,' French leader says
- French President Emmanuel Macron says the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest are an international crisis—but his Brazilian counterpart thinks Macron, and the rest of the world, should butt out. President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday that foreign powers should not interfere, even though he admitted that Brazil did not...
Amazon Fires Catch
the World's Attention
Aug 22, 2019 10:20 AM CDT
Amazon Fires Catch the World's Attention
Even amid disagreement over just how bad they are
- It's the dry season in Brazil, meaning wildfires are burning all over the country, including in the Amazon rainforest. In fact, the Brazilian agency in charge of monitoring fires—the National Institute for Space Research—reports that a record 74,155 blazes were burning as of this week, up...
Fix for Climate
Jul 5, 2019 9:12 AM CDT
'Mind-Blowing' Fix for Climate Change: Billions of Trees
Scientists say a massive tree-planting initiative might be most efficient way to stop global warming
- There are 3 trillion trees on Earth, but adding between 500 billion and 1.5 trillion more could help solve a big crisis on the horizon. New research in the journal
proposes fighting climate change by planting enough new trees to cover 3.5 million square miles of land,...
Brazil Is Aiding in
Jul 2, 2019 9:35 AM CDT
Whistleblower: Brazil Is Aiding in Amazon's Destruction
About 2.5 acres of rainforest are destroyed every minute
- "It feels like we are the enemies of the Amazon." That's according to a senior environmental official in Brazil, where satellite images show a chunk of Amazon rainforest the size of a soccer field is being destroyed every minute. Speaking anonymously to the BBC , the official describes...
In the Amazon, Married
Catholic Priests? Perhaps
Jun 17, 2019 10:05 AM CDT
In the Amazon, Married Catholic Priests? Perhaps
Vatican proposal would permit the ordination of married men there
- It's just a proposal, but the Vatican on Monday opened debate on what would be a very narrow path to the priesthood for married men, specifically those living in remote parts of the Amazon. The AP reports the call for study on the proposal was included in a working...
Spiders' Eating Habits
Mar 1, 2019 10:27 AM CST
Spiders' Eating Habits Surprise Researchers
One is spotted feasting on an opossum in the Amazon
- Scientists watched on in amazement as a dinner-plate-sized tarantula in the Amazon was seen eating an opossum for the first time. "We were pretty ecstatic and shocked, and we couldn't really believe what we were seeing," says Michael Grundler of the University of Michigan. The finding, recorded...
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