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Amazon Rainforest


'A Crisis for Climate Stability': Data Shows Rainforest Destruction Accelerated in 2020

"As in past years, commodity-driven deforestation was the leading cause of tree cover loss."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


'We're Destroying Our Life-Support Systems': Study Suggests the Amazon Now Contributes to Warming

"CO2 is not a lone actor. When you consider the whole cast of other characters, the outlook in the Amazon is that the impacts of human activities will be worse than we realize."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


'Frightening' New Data Shows Humanity Has Degraded or Destroyed Two-Thirds of World's Rainforest

"We need to stop destroying forests and other nature, for the sake of our health, biodiversity, and climate."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Amazon Rainforest Will Collapse by 2064, New Study Predicts

The forest could lose its ability to store the world's excess carbon which helps to regulate the climate and planetary temperature.

Tiffany Duong ·


So Long! Top 6 Reasons We Won’t Miss 2020, or Donald Trump

We aren’t out of the woods, but 2021 gives us light at the end of the tunnel. It has been so dark so long.

Juan Cole ·


'Shameful and Outrageous': New Satellite Data Reveals Brazilian Amazon Deforestation at 12-Year High

"Instead of acting to prevent the increase in deforestation, the Bolsonaro government has been denying the reality of the situation, dismantling environmental agencies, and attacking NGOs."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Six Environmental Heroes Awarded Goldman Prize for 'Taking a Stand, Risking Their Lives and Livelihoods, and Inspiring Us'

This year's recipients of the annual honor hail from the Bahamas, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Mexico, and Myanmar.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


My Call to Jeff Bezos, the World's Very Richest Man

The Amazon is on fire, Jeff. No, not that one. The real one.

Michael Brownstein ·


As Amazon and California Burn, New Analysis Warns Human Activity Driving Global Wildfire Surge

Given estimates that humans are responsible for around 75% of fires, "this means solutions are in our grasp too."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


As Fires Surge in Brazilian Amazon, Bolsonaro Strategy to Battle Deforestation Blasted as 'PR Stunt'

"Instead of combating criminal behavior and protecting Indigenous forest guardians already hit hard by Covid-19, this government continues to reduce environmental protection."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·