A repeat of 2019’s disastrous fire season is possible in 2020, and it would have dire consequences.
In a Latin American country hard hit by COVID-19, an agricultural collective is stepping in to help where government won’t, mounting an astonishing national pandemic response.
Jair Bolsonaro has ignored and openly challenged the advice of health authorities, sacked his health minister and tried to use the pandemic for political gain.
There are telling parallels between the current pandemic and those that decimated indigenous populations in the post-Columbian era in the Amazon.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been called the South American version of Donald Trump. His behaviour during the coronavirus pandemic shows why.
Native Brazilians are among the Amazon’s most effective defenders against logging and mining, because they’re fighting not just for the environment but for their people’s very survival.
If Brazil can find an efficient, pragmatic way to welcome, protect and integrate hundreds of thousands of forced migrants arriving at its border, so can more affluent states.
The only centre for LGBTQ+ refugees in Latin America is overwhelmed by demand and is struggling to take in refugees from Venezuela.
About 24,000 square miles of Amazon rainforest have been deforested over the last decade.
Today’s autocrats rarely use brute force to wrest control. A human rights and international law scholar details the modern authoritarian’s latest methods to grab and hold power.
From Boris Johnson to Donald Trump, a new breed of bullshitting politicians is flourishing.
A host of political and social factors have created Brazil’s polarised political climate.
Some view a retreat from democracy and the escalating effects of climate change as an unfortunate coincidence. But a new study shows that the two trends may be more closely related than we think.
Destroying the Amazon rainforest will accelerate climate change, harming millions. Can those responsible be prosecuted?
As deforestation rates in Brazil rise, it’s worth asking whether the country can repeat the successes of the last decade. Current trends don’t bode well.
After five centuries of extraction, the Amazon region stands on the brink.
Huwã Karu Yuxibu, the cultural centre of the Huni Kuin indigenous group in the Amazonian state of Acre, was destroyed by fire in August.
What the Amazon fires mean for Jair Bolsonaro politically.
If the Amazon rainforest functions as our planet’s lungs, what do raging wildfires threaten? An atmospheric scientist explains why the fires, though devastating, won’t suffocate life on Earth.
Rainforest species didn’t co-evolve with fire – and even a low intensity wildfire can kill half the trees.