Fires have consumed more than 3.1 million hectares (12,000 square miles) of forests and grasslands in just over a month in Bolivia, according to an environmental group, with the blazes affecting the South American country’s Amazon region.
Fri, 20 Sep, 2019
Infernal dead rainforest beef and soya are set for a massive increase in output in Brazil and other South American states with thousands of fires ablaze almost as soon as agreement about the EU-Mercosur deal with South American states was announced.
Mon, 02 Sep, 2019
The 70,000 fires this year have been set to clear land for grazing and for crops, but destroying ‘the lungs of the planet’ will hasten the climate change catastrophe, says Catherine Wylie Raging fires in the Amazon rainforest — the forests are known as ‘the lungs of the planet’ — have sparked global concerns.
Mon, 26 Aug, 2019
The Pope has travelled deep into the Amazonian rainforest to demand an end to the relentless exploitation of its timber, gas and gold resources and the recognition of its indigenous peoples as the primary custodians to determine the future of "our common home".
Fri, 19 Jan, 2018