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Chile Pulls Out of Hosting COP25 Following Weeks of Protests

Chile Pulls Out of Hosting COP25 Following Weeks of Protests

Chile will no longer host the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference, where countries were scheduled to gather in December to discuss the implementation of the Paris agreement, BBC News reported. President Sebastián Piñera announced his decision Wednesday following weeks of protests in Chile. He also backed out of hosting the APEC trade summit in November, […]

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    Brazil Announces 60-Day Ban on Clearing Land With Fire

    Brazil Announces 60-Day Ban on Clearing Land With Fire

    Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree Wednesday banning the use of fire to clear land in the Amazon rainforest for 60 days, CNN reported. The ban was announced Thursday morning but went into effect the day it was signed. It follows an international outcry over the record number of fires burning in the […]

    Trump Moves to Open 16.7 Million Acre Alaskan Rainforest to Corporate Exploitation

    Trump Moves to Open 16.7 Million Acre Alaskan Rainforest to Corporate Exploitation

    By Jake Johnson President Donald Trump has reportedly ordered the U.S. Department of Agriculture to open Alaska’s 16.7 million-acre Tongass National Forest — the planet’s largest intact temperate rainforest — to logging and other corporate development projects, a move that comes as thousands of fires are ripping through the Amazon rainforest and putting the “lungs […]

    Brazil’s Bolsonaro ‘Angrily’ Rejects $22M in Aid From G7

    Brazil’s Bolsonaro ‘Angrily’ Rejects $22M in Aid From G7

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro angrily rejected $22 million international aid offered by the G7 this week as fires burning in the Amazon continue to wreak havoc in the rainforest. Bolsonaro, who has accused other countries of trying to take Brazil’s sovereignty through investments and aid in the Amazon, seemed to walk back some of his […]

    Leonardo DiCaprio Pledges $5M to Fight Amazon Fires

    Leonardo DiCaprio Pledges $5M to Fight Amazon Fires

    Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental charity has pledged $5 million towards fighting the wildfires currently burning in the Amazon rainforest, The Guardian reported Monday. “The lungs of the Earth are in flames. The Brazilian Amazon — home to 1 million Indigenous people and 3 million species — has been burning for more than two weeks straight,” DiCaprio […]

    Brazilian Military Planes Douse Flames as Amazon Fires Reach Bolivia

    Brazilian Military Planes Douse Flames as Amazon Fires Reach Bolivia

    Heavy smoke blanketed the city of Porto Velho in the northwestern state of Rondonia as military planes struggled to douse the fires raging in the Amazon that have raised an international outcry. A video posted by Brazil’s Ministry of Defense showed a C-130 Hercules plane, one of two sent to the region, dumping water out […]

    Leaked Documents Show Brazil’s Bolsonaro Has Grave Plans for Amazon Rainforest

    Leaked Documents Show Brazil’s Bolsonaro Has Grave Plans for Amazon Rainforest

    By Manuella Libardi Leaked documents show that Jair Bolsonaro’s government intends to use the Brazilian president’s hate speech to isolate minorities living in the Amazon region. The PowerPoint slides, which democraciaAbierta has seen, also reveal plans to implement predatory projects that could have a devastating environmental impact. The Bolsonaro government has as one of its […]

    ‘This is a Sick Statement’: Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Under Pressure for Anti-Environmental Policies, Blames NGOs for Record Amazon Fires

    ‘This is a Sick Statement’: Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Under Pressure for Anti-Environmental Policies, Blames NGOs for Record Amazon Fires

    Brazil‘s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro is giving President Trump a run for his money in the alternative facts department. Responding to international outrage following the news that there are record numbers of wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest, Bolsonaro tried to shift the blame away from his pro-business administration and onto an unlikely culprit: non-governmental […]

    Record Number of Fires Burning in Amazon Rainforest

    Record Number of Fires Burning in Amazon Rainforest

    There are a record number of wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil‘s space agency has said. Their smoke is visible from space and shrouded the city of São Paulo in darkness for about an hour Monday afternoon, CBS news reported. “It was as if the day had turned into night,” São Paulo resident Gianvitor […]