The Amazon’s new record-breaking tree.
The monster trees are almost 90m tall, and may make the Amazon's northeast a much greater carbon sink than previously thought.
The Amazon will take a lifetime to recover from this year's fires – if it ever does.
Rainforest fires heat the planet, but the degraded forest left behind has far more consequences for the local environment.
A fireman works to extinguish a fire at a forest near Porto Velho, Brazil.
You didn't cause the fires, but you can help prevent them spreading.
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Fire doesn't have to be destructive. For many in the Amazon, it is part of their livelihood and culture.
Fire burning in the upper Amazon River basin near Porto Velho on August 15.
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What the Amazon fires mean for Jair Bolsonaro politically.
Firefighters and volunteers have been working around the clock to tackle the flames.
While the world watches the Brazilian Amazon burn, across the border in Bolivia it’s also ablaze.
Huge fires are raging across multiple regions of the Amazon Basin.
The Amazon is burning at record levels, and land clearing is to blame. The good news: we already know what we need to do to stop it.
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Brazil's deforestation rate is back up. The UN Security Council has three main options.
Deforestation in the Amazon has accelerated since Brazilian president Bolsonaro scrapped environmental laws.
Hundreds of scientists and Indigenous leaders have asked the EU to demand tougher imports standards to protect Brazil's rainforests, wetlands and savannahs.
Wild animals don't mind humans in their habitats, so long as they make as little noise as possible.
Though best remembered for her role in the doomed German Revolution, Rosa Luxemburg's theories on how capitalism exploits people and nature need hearing today.
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Brazil's new president wants to sacrifice the environment, but he faces some constraints.
The Amazon Basin creates the rain that nourishes farmland across Brazil, one of the world’s major breadbaskets.
Brazil's president-elect wants to roll back environmental laws, saying they hurt rural growth. But preventing Amazonian deforestation has actually made farmland more productive.
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This election may be the spark needed for a radical environmental politics.
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The far right frontrunner promises a brazen anti-environmental strategy.
Soybean farms surrounded the Wawi Indigenous Territory in the Southeast Amazon.
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Brazil has set itself a target of restoring almost 50,000 sq km of the Amazon rainforest by 2030. But it won't get there without changing its policies and how it engages with local people.
The Amazon's largest dam is nearly complete. But the social and environmental costs of huge hydropower projects are just not worth it.
Birds don’t fly across wide Amazonian rivers like the Rio Negro.
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Rivers are natural boundaries for evolving populations. But scientists don't agree whether they create new species or just help maintain them. Research using birds' molecular clocks provides some answers.
Aerial view of the Auyán Tepuy and the Caroni River in Venezuela.
In 2016, Venezuela opened up a large swath of the country to mining in an effort to prop up its economy. Now it is paying the environmental price.