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Brazilian Amazon loses 660,000ha of forest in one year

Today 9:00am - The Brazilian Amazon lost 6,624 sq km of forest between August 2016 and July 2017.

Brazil records worst month for forest fires

12 Oct 17 - Brazil has seen more forest fires in September than in any single month since records began, and authorities have warned that 2017 could surpass the worst year on record if action is not taken soon.

Amazon fires pushing climate change beyond human control

6 Oct 17 - A leading Amazon scientist has highlighted grave problems in Brazil’s management of the world’s most important forest as climate-driven fires eat it away.

Diamonds and a bitter feud destroyed an Amazon reserve

28 Sep 17 - Family rivalry and Brazil’s Catholic church helped miners to devastate an indigenous territory that was once a leader in the fight against deforestation.

Brazil backs off mining bid in Amazon reserve

27 Sep 17 - The Brazilian government has pledged to reinstate a mining ban in an Amazonian nature reserve, reversing its earlier course after an international outcry.

Chaco forests go up in smoke as the West's barbecue fuel

4 Sep 17 - No tropical forests anywhere in the world are being destroyed more rapidly than the Chaco, stretching across Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. Mostly, the trees provide fuel for barbecues.

Brazil abolishes huge Amazon reserve

29 Aug 17 - Brazilian president Michel Temer has abolished an Amazonian reserve the size of Denmark, prompting concerns of an influx of mineral companies, road-builders and workers into the species-rich forest.


Brazilian downpours oust familiar drizzle

24 Aug 17 - Misty rain is giving way to fear of flash floods as Brazilian downpours cause chaos in the country’s biggest city.

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