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Over 10,000 species risk extinction in Amazon: report

In Brazil, deforestation has surged since right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro took office in 2019, reaching a 12-year high last year and drawing international outcry from foreign governments and the ...

A jaguar rubs itself against vegetation as it walks through smoke from a fire nearby, in Encontro das Aguas State Park in the Pantanal, Brazil. The photo was taken on 3 September, 2020

Climate change

Amazon may be turning from friend to foe

From 2010 through 2019, Brazil's Amazon basin gave off 16.6 billion tonnes of CO2, while drawing down only 13.9 billion tonnes

Amazon may be turning from friend to foe

No let-up in global rainforest loss as coronavirus brings new danger

Tropical rainforests disappeared at a rate of one football pitch every six seconds last year, researchers said on Tuesday, urging countries to include forest protection in post-pandemic plans.

No let-up in global rainforest loss as coronavirus brings new danger

Amazon could collapse in 50 yrs

The Amazon rainforest is nearing a threshold which, once crossed, would see one of the world's largest and richest ecosystems morph into arid savannah within half-a-century, scientists said Tuesday

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White bellbird named as planet's loudest bird

In the mountainous northern Amazon, a tiny white-plumed suitor turns to face his would-be paramour and belts out a deafening, klaxon-like call, reaching decibel levels equal to a pile driver.Meet the ...

White bellbird named as planet's loudest bird

Indonesia's $141m green fund urged to focus on rainforest protection

A new green fund being set up by Indonesia should prioritise protecting its rainforests and creating a carbon trading programme to help the country meet its goals to curb climate change, ...

Indonesia's $141m green fund urged to focus on rainforest protection

Faith leaders, Pygmies join forces fight for Congo forest

Religious groups and delegates of the Pygmy people indigenous to the Democratic Republic of Congo have met to push forward with a campaign to protect the Congo Basin rainforest, participants ...

Faith leaders, Pygmies join forces fight for Congo forest

Rain likely

Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind and lightning flashes is likely to occur at many places over Rangpur, Mymensingh and Sylhet and at one or two places over ...

Rain likely

Chocolate forests: Can cocoa help restore the Amazon?

For years, Valdomiro Facchi has made a living ranching on land carved from the Amazon rainforest. He's a small player in one of the world's biggest environmental disasters.But now that his cattle ...

Chocolate forests: Can cocoa help restore the Amazon?
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