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24 09 2021 | 15:31

‘Earth looks fragile from space’: Jeff Bezos pledges $1bn to conservation

Donation from $10bn Bezos Earth Fund will go towards biodiversity hotspots in Congo Basin and Andes. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, has said he realised just how fragile the Earth was when he…

21 07 2021 | 09:45

‘It’s super worrying’: Droughts and fires in the Amazon continue to cause CO2 emissions for years, study says

Research reignites need for a ‘worldwide curb’ in emissions, an Amazon scientist tells The Independent Droughts and fires in the Amazon continue to cause CO2 emissions for years after they first…

17 07 2021 | 10:13

Amazon rainforest now emitting more CO2 than it absorbs.

Cutting emissions more urgent than ever, say scientists, with forest producing more than a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. The Amazon rainforest is now emitting more carbon dioxide than it…

15 07 2021 | 09:35

Even if Bolsonaro leaves power, deforestation in Brazil will be hard to stop

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon made global headlines in 2019, thanks to massive wildfires and the election of anti-environmentalist president Jair Bolsonaro. Brazilians took to the streets …

08 07 2021 | 10:47

Amazon Says Pandemic Growth Increased Carbon Emissions by 19%.

Amazon.com Inc. said its carbon emissions rose in 2020 due to pandemic-fueled business growth, highlighting the challenge of balancing a fast-growing business with pledges to minimize environmental…

25 06 2021 | 10:43

Study Warns of Severe Drying in Amazon Rainforest.

Researchers at the University of Leeds in Britain published new research Tuesday — World Rainforest Day — showing that massive swaths of the eastern Amazon are at risk of severe drying by the end of…

25 06 2021 | 09:50

Greta Thunberg blasts Amazon for destroying thousands of unsold items in a week: ‘Something is fundamentally wrong’.

Greta Thunberg has labelled Amazon’s operating procedures “fundamentally wrong” following news that a warehouse in Scotland was destroying more than a hundred thousand items a week. Ms Thunberg…

15 06 2021 | 13:05

Forest degradation primary driver of carbon loss in the Brazilian Amazon.

Forest degradation has become the largest process driving carbon loss in the Brazilian Amazon, according to a recent study using ESA satellite data. While both deforestation and forest degradation…

18 05 2021 | 06:57

Brazilian Amazon released more carbon than it absorbed over past 10 years.

International team of researchers also found that deforestation rose nearly four-fold in 2019. The Brazilian Amazon released nearly 20% more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere over the past decade…

13 04 2021 | 12:22

‘Negotiating with your worst enemy’: Biden in risky talks to pay Brazil to save Amazon.

Activists fear billion-dollar climate deal will bolster Bolsonaro and reward illegal forest clearance – but US says action can’t wait The US is negotiating a multi-billion dollar climate deal with…

07 04 2021 | 11:43

Amazon Rainforest Is Probably Contributing to Climate Crisis, Study Finds.

  The Amazon rainforest likely emits more greenhouse gases than it absorbs, a first-of-its-kind study has found.  

12 03 2021 | 09:23

New EarthX Special 'Protecting the Amazon' Suggests Ways to Save the World’s Greatest Rainforest.

To save the planet, we must save the Amazon rainforest. To save the rainforest, we must save its indigenous peoples. And to do that, we must demarcate their land.

15 02 2021 | 12:23

EPA to Amazon: Stop Selling Illegal Pesticides.

For the third time in three years, the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered Amazon to stop selling illegal pesticides.

03 02 2021 | 09:28

Building a green economy could stop ‘nightmare’ degradation of Amazon.

US scientist Thomas Lovejoy says the rainforest’s rich biodiversity has been undervalued compared to economic activities such as farming and mining. The Amazon will be transformed into a “highly…

02 02 2021 | 11:31

Amazon Rainforest on the Brink of Turning Into a Net Carbon Emitter, Study Warns.

Tropical forests are guardians against runaway climate change, but their ability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is wearing down. The Amazon, which accounts for more than half of the…

10 01 2021 | 10:49

Amazon Rainforest Will Collapse by 2064, New Study Predicts.

The future of the world's largest rainforest looks bleak. A new report for Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development concluded that the Amazon rainforest will collapse and largely…

03 01 2021 | 08:29

'It's as if we've learned nothing': alarm over Amazon road project.

Memories of Brazil’s dictatorship as plan threatens biodiverse home of three indigenous communities. Brazilian activists have voiced alarm over their government’s plans to bulldoze a 94-mile highway…

20 12 2020 | 07:56

Amazon Adds 3.4GW of Renewables, Overtakes Google as Top Corporate Clean Power Buyer.

Amazon’s 26 new projects include Europe’s largest offshore corporate PPA with Ørsted. Amazon has added 3.4 gigawatts of new renewable power to its portfolio, taking its total capacity to 6.5 GW. …

05 11 2020 | 07:38

Amazon removes 'eco' badge from flushable wipes and Donald Trump toilet paper.

Environmental campaigners raise concerns over sustainability of some eco-friendly items. Disposable nappies, cotton buds , pet food and novelty Donald Trump toilet paper were among the products on…

03 11 2020 | 07:54

Nine insect-eating bird species in Amazon in sharp decline, scientists find.

Paper suggests climate crisis reducing insects in lowlands and central jungle, as fruit-eaters not affected Bird species are in decline even in the remote parts of the Amazon, far from human…