Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon hits October record ahead of govt change
From January to October, 9,494 sq km were cleared, equal to an area more than 12 times the size of New York City.
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon hits September record as fires spike
Satellite data from Brazilian space research agency INPE shows that 1,455 sq km were cleared in the Amazon last month, up 48% from a year ago.
Indonesia, Brazil biggest culprits in tropical forest loss linked to industrial mining, study says
Mines worldwide extract more than twice the amount of raw materials than they did in 2000, the study says.
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon through July hits fresh record
Government satellite data shows 5,474 sq km were cleared in the region from January to July, up 7.3% from the same period of last year, equal to an area seven times the size of New York City.
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon hits record for first half of 2022
The Amazon, the world's largest rainforest, contains vast amounts of carbon, which is released as trees are destroyed, warming the atmosphere and driving climate change.
Brazil sets new 6-month Amazon deforestation record
The world's largest tropical rainforest lost 3,750 sq km of jungle since the beginning of the year, the worst numbers for that period since record-keeping began in 2016.
Brazil deforestation shatters April record
More than 1,000 sq km of the world's biggest rainforest was destroyed, nearly double the previous high.
Amazon deforestation surges to 15-year high, undercutting Brazil govt’s pledge
Brazil's space research agency recorded 13,235 sq km of deforestation, an area nearly 17 times the size of New York City.
UN deforestation scheme under scrutiny after Indonesia debacle
Protecting trees is key to meeting ambitious climate goals, with tropical rainforest loss accounting for about 8% of annual carbon dioxide emissions, according to the Global Forest Watch.
South America’s second longest river is drying up, baffling experts
The decrease has become so drastic that it is affecting commercial shipping, electricity generation, fishing, tourism, as well as the provision of water for drinking and irrigation.
The threat to Tasik Chini
Once known for its clear water and lush greenery, Tasik Chini is now under threat from mining and logging activities which have already changed much of its landscape and affected the lives of the Orang Asli in the area.
Include us in Tasik Chini restoration efforts, say Orang Asli
They say they have lived in the area for generations.