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Fires in Brazil's Amazon the worst in a decade, data shows

01 Oct 2020

BRASILIA Fires in Brazil's Amazon increased 13% in the first nine months of the year compared with a year ago, as the rainforest region experiences its worst rash of fires in a decade, data from space research agency Inpe showed on Thursday. | Video

Brazil's Bolsonaro slams Biden for 'coward threats' over Amazon

30 Sep 2020

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reacted angrily on Wednesday to U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's call for a world effort to offer Brazil $20 billion to end Amazon deforestation or face unspecified "economic consequences."

Brazil's Bolsonaro slams Biden for 'coward threats' over Amazon

30 Sep 2020

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reacted angrily on Wednesday to U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's call for a world effort to offer Brazil $20 billion to end Amazon deforestation or face unspecified "economic consequences."

Burned jaguars, fire tornadoes: Blazes in Brazil wetland deliver climate warning

17 Sep 2020

POCONÉ, Brazil A fire has been burning since mid-July in the remote wetlands of west-central Brazil, leaving in its wake a vast charred desolation bigger than New York City. | Video

Burned jaguars, fire tornadoes: Blazes in Brazil wetland deliver climate warning

17 Sep 2020

POCONÉ, Brazil A fire has been burning since mid-July in the remote wetlands of west-central Brazil, leaving in its wake a vast charred desolation bigger than New York City. | Video

Eight European countries urge Brazil to take action on Amazon deforestation

16 Sep 2020

BRASILIA A group of eight European countries urged Brazil to take "real action" to combat rising deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, which is threatening Europe's desire to source food and other products sustainably.

Eight European countries urge Brazil to take action on Amazon deforestation

16 Sep 2020

BRASILIA, Sept 16 A group of eight European countries are urging Brazil to take "real action" to combat rising deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, which is threatening Europe's desire to source food and other products sustainably.

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon lessens in August but remains high

11 Sep 2020

BRASILIA Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest fell in August, from the same month a year ago, preliminary government data showed on Friday, even as fires in the region are worsening.

Brazil's Amazon fires worsen in September, threaten virgin forests

09 Sep 2020

BRASILIA Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest worsened in the first week of September and are increasingly spreading into areas of untouched forest, satellite data showed as of Wednesday, after the number of fires likely reached a 10-year high in August.

Exclusive: Brazil Amazon fires likely worst in 10 years, August data incomplete, government researcher says

03 Sep 2020

BRASILIA The official August data on the number of fires in Brazil's Amazon needs to be corrected and will likely show an increase over last year, meaning that blazes surged to a decade high, a scientist responsible for the figures told Reuters on Wednesday.

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