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Stephen Eisenhammer

Fires in the Amazon: a barrier to climate change up in smoke

06 Dec 2019

SAO PAULO Fire is not natural in the Amazon. Virgin rainforest, no matter how fierce the sun, is too wet to catch alight. If the forest burns it is almost always because of humans.

'Day of Fire': Blazes ignite suspicion in Amazon town

11 Sep 2019

NOVO PROGRESSO, Brazil A maverick journalist in this isolated Brazilian ranching town warned his readers last month that the surrounding Amazon was about to go up in flames.

Exclusive: As fires race through Amazon, Brazil's Bolsonaro weakens environment agency

28 Aug 2019

BRASILIA As the world recoils at the sight of fires ravaging Brazil's Amazon jungle, the nation's far-right government is undermining the agency charged with protecting the rainforest, Reuters has learned from interviews with ten current and former employees, public records and a review of internal government reports. | Video

As Amazon burns, Brazil's Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere

23 Aug 2019

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest ablaze but told foreign powers not to interfere. | Video

Sharp rise in Brazilian deforestation undeniable, says sacked research chief

04 Aug 2019

SAO PAULO Ricardo Galvao, the sacked head of Brazil’s space research agency, said on Saturday the trend of sharply rising deforestation was undeniable, a day after he was fired following a public spat with President Jair Bolsonaro over data published by the agency.

Brazil space research chief to leave job after Bolsonaro deforestation spat

02 Aug 2019

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO The head of Brazil's space research agency INPE, Ricardo Galvao, is set to leave his job following a public dispute with President Jair Bolsonaro over deforestation statistics, a spokesperson for the science ministry said on Friday.

Cyclone kills one, leaves trail of destruction in Mozambique

26 Apr 2019

JOHANNESBURG/LUANDA Cyclone Kenneth killed at least one person and left a trail of destruction in northern Mozambique, destroying houses, ripping up trees and knocking out power, authorities said on Friday. | Video

World News

U.S. House committee postpones votes on articles of impeachment

U.S. lawmakers will vote Friday on whether to move forward with impeaching Republican President Donald Trump, as the Democratic head of the Judiciary Committee shocked Republicans by declining to hold a late-night vote after a hearing that lasted more than 14 hours.