Amazon under threat: fires, loggers and now virus

How the loss of the Amazon goes beyond deforestation - and what the nine countries that share this natural resource are doing to protect it.

By Camilla Costa • bbcnews
May 21, 2020 ~36 min

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Brazil's Bolsonaro says DiCaprio gave cash 'to set Amazon on fire'

The Hollywood actor dismisses Jair Bolsonaro's claim he "gave money to set the Amazon on fire".

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Nov. 30, 2019 ~4 min

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Amazon fires intensify Andes glacier melt

Burning of the rainforest appears to speed up the melting of tropical glaciers, scientists find.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
Nov. 28, 2019 ~4 min

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Climate change: 'Bleak' outlook as carbon emissions gap grows

The UN says nations must "dramatically strengthen" carbon cuts to avoid dangerous climate change.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Nov. 26, 2019 ~6 min

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UK fast food ‘linked to Brazilian forest fires’

Greenpeace asks fast-food chains to stop selling meat from animals fed on soya from Brazil.

By Jim Reed and Joseph Lee • bbcnews
Oct. 9, 2019 ~8 min

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Amazon fires: Brazil bans land clearance blazes for 60 days

The 60-day ban comes as a leading environmentalist warns "the worst of the fire is yet to come".

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 29, 2019 ~4 min

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Amazon fires: Brazil governors push Bolsonaro to accept aid

The plea from the governors comes after a spat between President Bolsonaro and the French president.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 28, 2019 ~6 min

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Amazon fires: Brazil to reject G7 offer of $22m aid

President Bolsonaro demands an apology from his French counterpart for calling him a liar.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 27, 2019 ~5 min

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Amazon fires: Brazil sends army to help tackle blazes

President Jair Bolsonaro orders soldiers to be sent to the region, after pressure from EU leaders.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 24, 2019 ~6 min

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The Amazon in Brazil is on fire - how bad is it?

Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. How bad are they?

By The Visual and Data Journalism Team • bbcnews
Aug. 23, 2019 ~6 min

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