Amazon Rainforest
World  /  Published 14.07.21

Plants, animals at risk of extinction due to destruction of Amazon rainforest

More than 10,000 species of plants and animals are at high risk of extinction due to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest - 35% of which has already been deforested or degraded, according to the d...
By Reuters in Sao Paulo, Bogota

World  /  Published 01.12.19

Leo to Jair: Will fight Amazon fire

The actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio said on Saturday that he was not going to let President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil get in the way of his support of the Amazon rainforest.DiCaprio releas...
By Aimee Ortiz/ New York Times News Service in Washington

World  /  Published 21.08.19

Fires rage in Amazon forests

Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil’s space research center INPE, as concerns grow over Right-wing President Jai...
By Reuters in Brasilia

World  /  Published 28.08.19

Brazil respiratory ailments on rise

Lingering smoke in the Amazon caused concern on Tuesday among Brazilians who say that respiratory problems — particularly among children and the elderly — have increased as fires in the region rag...
By AP in Brazil

World  /  Published 24.08.19

Brazil leader reverses course on fires

As an ecological disaster in the Amazon escalated into a global political crisis, Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, took the rare step on Friday of mobilising the armed forces to help contain blaz...
By Ernesto Londoño, Manuela Andreoni and Letícia Casado/New York Times News Service in Rio de Janeiro


World  /  Published 27.08.19

Brazil to reject millions in aid

Hours after leaders of some of the world’s wealthiest countries pledged more than $22 million to help combat fires in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil’s government angrily rejected the offer, in effe...
By Manuela Andreoni/New York Times News Service in Rio de Janeiro

Opinion  /  Published 26.08.19

The commodification of nature is criminal folly

It is hell fire alright. Worse, the flames that are destroying Brazil’s Amazon forest, threatening to turn a fragile, but crucial, natural system into ashes, signify mankind’s ability to create su...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 27.01.20

The unsurprising R-Day guest

By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 25.01.20

A red carpet welcome

This year, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, is India’s chief guest on Republic Day. The year Bolsonaro was born — 1955 — Pakistan’s Governor General Malik Ghulam Muhammad was the guest of h...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 29.09.19

The ancient flames of forest fires

Arjuna might have found a perfect successor in Jair Bolsonaro. If this parallel seems odd, one only has to look at images of flames leaping from the Amazon and recall the incineration of the Khandava ...
By Srimoyee Bagchi


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