Amazon Rainforest

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A fire burns trees next to grazing land in the Amazon basin in Ze Doca, Brazil. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
"These figures confirm what we feared, namely that 2019 has been a dark year for the rainforest in Brazil."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A fire burns in brazil
One scientist said that "if this continues, the forest may no longer be able to...
Julia Conley, staff writer
Environmental campaigners called the charges "unprecedented."

Further

Bad news on all sides on our human propensity for taking without thinking. A new study finds researchers have "grossly underestimated" the impact on the Amazon rainforest of logging and other human activity, even as California park rangers combat a surge in nightime bandits - aka "midnight burlers" - poaching the burl from old-growth redwoods to sell for furniture. The tallest trees on earth, old-growth redwoods once covered almost 2,000,000 acres of California; today, less than 5% of that...