Amazon rainforests – GBRI
 

This is both heartbreaking and seriously alarming. According to Antonio Donato Nobre, one of Brazil’s leading scientists, the Amazon rainforest has reached the point of no return. The Amazon, which is often regarded as the Earth’s lungs and a massive global carbon sink, has witnessed unprecedented deforestation in the last few years. “Just when I […]

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It is amazing that even after more than two centuries of biodiversity exploration in the Amazon rainforest, scientists are still discovering new species of plants and animals there almost every other day. The latest discovery by the scientists is a newly identified species of electric eel that is capable of delivering an electric shock of […]

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As record breaking numbers of wildfires unleashed unprecedented devastation in the Amazon rainforest, also known as ‘the lungs of the planet’, seven Amazon rainforest countries – Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Suriname – recently signed a pact agreeing to create a network to coordinate their responses to disasters like these wildfires. They also […]

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Norway is the largest shareholder in oil firm Equinor, fertilizer-producer Yara, and aluminum producer Norsk Hydro, and the country just urged all three businesses with operations in Brazil to ensure they are not in any way contributing to the destruction of Amazon rainforest. It also asked their representatives to be conscious about their supply chains. The […]

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Following a global outcry over the massive fires raging in the Amazon rainforests, Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro recently put a ban on clearing the forest land for 60 days. Bolsonaro has been facing a lot of criticism for his promises to open the Amazon to mining and farming and the alarming increase in the rate […]

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Currently, there are thousands of fires raging and destroying the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. The country’s National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) says its satellite data shows the number of fires this year is 80% higher than in 2018. Experts believe that 99% percent of these fires result from human actions “either on purpose or by accident.” […]

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Since far-right President Jair Bolsonaro took office in Brazil, the country has witnessed alarming rises in monthly Amazon deforestation rates. This has prompted Germany to suspend funding worth $39.5 million to Brazil aimed at supporting wide range of environmental and conservation projects in the nation. “The policy of the Brazilian government in the Amazon raises doubts as […]

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Under Brazil’s new far right President Jair Bolsonaro, deforestation of the Amazon rainforest has begun at an alarming rate. It is being reported that every single minute, an area the size of three football fields is being cut. This could spell disaster for the planet as the rainforest absorbs large amounts of atmospheric carbon, thereby […]

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