Amazon Rainforest

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Greenpeace flew over Amazonas and Rondônia on August 16, 2020 states to verify the effectiveness of a fire ban imposed by the Brazilian government last month. (Photo: Christian Braga/Greenpeace)
"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
At least 212 eco-defenders were murdered around the world last year, according to a new annual report. (Image: Global Witness)
"Those that defend our land and environment are on the front lines of #...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
The Arara people in the Cachoeira Seca Indigenous territory of Brazil now have the highest known Covid-19 infection rate in the Brazilian Amazon, according to Survival International.
"President Bolsonaro is now overseeing the destruction both of a once-thriving...

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...