Amazon Rainforest

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Protesters in protective gear dig mock graves symbolizing deaths due to Covid-19 to protest against the Brazilian government's handling of the pandemic on June 11, 2020 at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo: Fabio Alarico Teixeira/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
"This is the worst public health crisis we've faced—and it has come at a time when we have the worst government in the world."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
"Bolsonaro is not only turning a blind eye as land grabbers, illegal loggers,...
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
Five financial firms are funding the oil extraction business in the Amazon rainforest despite promising to act to mitigate the climate crisis.
"Five of the world's most powerful financial institutions are actively...

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...