New research suggests 75% of the rainforest has become less resilient to stress since the early 2000s.
The climate emergency can’t be addressed with simplistic solutions. A network of Indigenous communities in Brazil invites us to reorient colonial approaches and embrace deeper change.
Which species are becoming endangered and which are recovering, according to the IUCN World Conservation Congress?
Secondary forests are growing on deforested land in the Amazon – but not enough to offset emissions from logging.
Some Amazon deforestation is caused by recent policy, but there are also long-term issues.
We know surprisingly little about the millions of animals, plants and birds that live in the Amazon – here’s how we can understand them better.
Because Brazil’s economic prosperity in the last two decades is increasingly linked to the Amazon’s good health, restoring the country’s economy is a critical first step toward ending deforestation.
One-fifth of Earth’s land could be restored to wilderness by reintroducing animals and improving management.
Deforestation in Brazil recently reached a 12-year high, prompting France to cut soybean imports from the country.
As the world’s largest rainforest, the Amazon is not only an important carbon sink, but also home to thousands of species of plants and animals and a crucial part of the water cycle.
Deforestation and extreme blazes threaten the region’s biodiversity, risk transforming the rainforest into a semi-arid savannah and expose people to zoonoses that could spur new pandemics.
Forest that has been disturbed – but not cleared – by logging or fire can be hard to spot from satellites.
The Bolsonaro government cannot simply allow Brazil’s out-of-control coronavirus pandemic to decimate its Indigenous population, Brazil’s Supreme Court says.
Jair Bolsonaro’s government has put forward laws that could put Indigenous land into the hands of mining, agricultural and timber businesses.
Mining strips nitrogen from the soil and means the forest struggles to grow back even after mines are abandoned.
A new study finds 70% of Amazonian dung beetles were killed by the severe fire and droughts of 2015 to 2016. By spreading seeds and poop, dung beetles fertilize forests and aid regrowth of vegetation.
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.
A new study revealed that indigenous territories store more than half the carbon in the Amazon forest.
‘Black carbon’ from rainforest fires is settling on glaciers and making them melt faster, according to new research.
Brazilian evangelicals are politically conservative, but they still believe in climate change. Turning them into climate activists, however, will be a challenge for the environmentalist movement.