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The Amazon rainforest is about to cross an irreversible threshold that will turn it into a savanna, top scientists say
Fires and logging could trigger a process called "dieback," in which the rainforest would dry up, burn, and become a savanna-like landscape.
The Amazon fires aren’t a natural disaster. ‘Bolsonaro has created the perfect conditions for this perfect storm,’ one researcher sa...
Farmers illegally set fires to clear land in the Amazon. Experts say President Jair Bolsonaro's rhetoric and policies have increased that activity.
Deforestation, pollution, climate change, and old fashioned human carelessness are wreaking havoc on the world's forests.
Indonesia is spending $33 billion to move its capital from a sinking city to an island where forests have been burning
The nation's new capital city, Borneo, has been plagued by deforestation, which releases high amounts of carbon dioxide.
Earth is a spaceship, and the Amazon is a crucial part of our life-support system, creating up to 20% of our oxygen. Here’s why we need the worl...
The Amazon produces up to 20% of the world's oxygen, helps cycle water and regulate weather across the globe, and holds 10% of Earth's biodiversity.
The Amazon Rainforest is burning. Here’s why there are so many fires and what it all means for the planet.
The Amazon is on fire because farmers are setting trees ablaze to clear land for crops and pastures. Warm, dry conditions makes these blazes worse.
Brazil has seen 100,000 fire alerts in 10 days, but it’s not just the Amazon — one map shows how much of South America is burning
A record 74,000 fires ignited in Brazil this year. In addition to the Brazilian Amazon, much of South America is on fire too.
The fires in the Amazon are the result of seasonal burning that farmers do every year. Here’s why they’ve gotten so bad this summer.
Farmers regularly set fires to clear new tracts of land. Scientists and environmentalists think they're behind this month's record-setting blazes.
Damage to this much of the rainforest, sometimes referred to as "lungs of the planet," could make the effects of climate change irreversible.
The blazes in the Amazon are so big they can be seen from space. One map shows the alarming scale of the fires.
The Brazilian Amazon is burning at a record rate. Nearly 10,000 fires have sparked in the past week, and satellites have spotted the blazes.