All Articles on Amazon Rainforest

A fire burns trees next to grazing land in the Amazon basin in Ze Doca, Brazil. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) Views
Indigenous Women of the Amazon Send a Call: The Fight for Mother Earth Is the Mother of All Fights
The lives of every future generation and our species as humans depends on the collective effort to generate new development models. Humanity has no Plan B for the Earth. Our fight is so urgent that we must all get together right now. The fight for Mother Earth is the mother of all fights.
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 Tree in the Brazilian rainforest. (Photo: Pablo Albarenga, all rights reserved.) Views
The Open Amazon and Its Enemies: A Call for Action and Optimism
The Amazon, now on fire, has become the central political and geopolitical hot spot for humanity's right to its own future. Optimism is the gasoline that must feed the fight.
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With Amazon in Flames, Trump Moves to Open 16.7 Million-Acre Alaskan Rainforest to Corporate Exploitation
"If the planet could talk, it would be screaming in agony or weeping in despair. Maybe both."
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Macron’s liberalism—like that of Canada’s Justin Trudeau—is on thin ice. (Photo: Rita Franca/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Views
The G7 Countries Look Feeble—Iran and Brazil Could Shore Them Up
To think that the G7 is a serious body is to have lost one’s mind.
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Aerial view of a large burned area in the city of Candeiras do Jamari in the state of Rondônia. (Photo: Victor Moriyama/Greenpeace.) Views
We Are Facing a Global Emergency in the Amazon. Here's What We Can Do
Global solidarity with Brazil's indigenous and environmental movements can make the difference at this critical moment.
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Indigenous Tribes on Front Line of Amazon Rainforest Fires Vow to Resist Bolsonaro's "Destruction of Mother Nature"
"We're putting our bodies and our lives on the line to try to save our territories."
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Colombian natives and activists protested against the government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over the fires in the Amazon rainforest, in front of the Brazilian consulate in Bogota, Colombia, on August 23, 2019.(Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images) Views
The Amazon Is on Fire—Indigenous Rights Can Help Put It Out
Colonialism is setting the world on fire. Taking leadership from the people who have been resisting its violence for centuries, while protecting non-extractive ways of life, is our best hope of putting out the flames.
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Bolsonaro's Misogynistic Attack on Brigitte Macron Offers Glimpse Into Psyche of 'Idiotic Baby Men'
As thousands of acres of Brazil's Amazon rainforest burned, the president of Brazil—exemplifying other men who attempt to assert power over women and environment—made a "disrespectful" comment about France's First Lady
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CANDEIRAS DO JAMARI, RONDÔNIA, BRAZIL: Aerial view of a large burned area in the city of Candeiras do Jamari in the state of Rondônia. (Photo: Victor Moriyama / Greenpeace) Views
Brazil Isn’t the Only Far-Right Government Destroying the Planet
As the Amazon burns, the terrifying parallels between the U.S. and Brazilian governments highlight the damage authoritarian leaders are doing.
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‘The raging fires have become so potent that the smoke they generate plunged the Western Hemisphere’s largest city, São Paulo, into total darkness.' (Photo: Victor Moriyama/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Fires Are Devouring the Amazon. And Jair Bolsonaro Is to Blame
The ongoing destruction of the Amazon is taking place because of policy choices made by those who now rule Brazil.
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