Forests

New Amazon threat? Deforestation from mining

Surprising amount of rainforest loss occurs on -- and off -- mining leases<p>Sprawling mining operations in Brazil are destroying much more of the …

Environment

Amazonian hunters deplete wildlife but don't empty forests

Conservationists can be "cautiously optimistic" about the prospect of sustainable subsistence hunting by Amazonian communities - according to new …

Ecology

Peru releases artificially hatched baby turtles into wild

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru released more than 5,000 baby turtles into an Amazonian nature reserve this week, part of a group of 700,000 being hatched artificially in 2017 to keep their eggs from being depleted by excessive hunting in the wild, a park official said on Wednesday.<p>The latest batch of baby …

Environment

Amazon rainforest deforestation: 'Almost 10 per cent' due to development around mines - Science News - ABC News

Unregulated deforestation around mines a threat to Amazon...<p>Almost 10 per cent of clearing in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest is being driven by …

Environment

Maverick image aside, sometimes Pope’s more evolution than revolution

ROME – Two stories about Pope Francis over the last few days have elicited either praise or criticism, depending on one’s point of view, but also …

Christianity

Daniel Radcliffe ate ‘an egg a day’ to lose weight for jungle ordeal film

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has built a reputation of total commitment to his roles, but his preparation for his latest film might even trump …

Australian News

Daniel Radcliffe tells MarketWatch how he lost 14 pounds and nearly drowned, but relished filming ‘Jungle’ - MarketWatch

No spells, cloaks or magical beasts could rescue actor Daniel Radcliffe on this new film.<p>To play his latest role as an Israeli adventurer who …

Daniel Radcliffe

Pope canonises first New World martyrs

Pope Francis canonised 35 new Roman Catholic saints on Sunday, including three indigenous children martyred in 16th century Mexico.

Christianity

5 of the Amazon's coolest plants

The Amazon is well-known for its diverse collection of amazing animals, but the famed forest’s fantastic fauna fits right in with some truly …

Plants

What is a Rainforest? Why should we Care about it?

Composed of millions of unique ecosystems, rainforests are the central nervous system of our planet—a hotbed of evolution, life, and diversity.<p>This …

Green Living

Resilient reefs and rainforests can weather hurricanes

It can take years for towns and cities to recover from major hurricanes. But as humans labor to restore power and water, tropical ecosystems — some …

Science

Islands of the Amazon

The Amazon is not typically a place one thinks of as insular, but the Parque Nacional de Anavilhanas in Brazil has over 400 islands in the Rio Negro. …

Amazon Rainforest

A Canadian Family's Dangerous 12K-Mile 'Paddle To The Amazon'

On June 1, 1980, Don Starkell and his two sons, Dana and Jeff, set out on a 12,000-mile canoe voyage from their home in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Brazil. …

Amazon Rainforest

You’ll be angry once you see what happens in the Amazon

The importance of the Amazon rainforest to our planet is no joke — it is the only rainforest left in terms of size, which is critical to filter and …

Australian News

The Case of .Amazon and What It Means For ICANN

A rumble about the jungle.<p><i>Daniel Sepulveda served as U.S. Ambassador, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, and Coordinator for Communications and</i> …

International Relations

Tropical forests are now emitting more carbon than oxygen, alarming new study finds

So much of the Earth’s forest has been destroyed that the tropics now emit more carbon than they capture, scientists have found.<p>Tropical forests …

Climate Change

The VICE News Guide to the World — Week of September 25 – VICE News

<i>Donald Trump may be a world of chaos all by himself, but the world beyond Trump is changing in dramatic ways, often with little notice. We’d like to tell you about it and we’re keeping track of these global changes, from the incremental to the monumental, so that you don’t have to.</i><p><i>Sign up for our</i> …

Amazon Rainforest

Disturbed rainforests release more carbon dioxide than they absorb

Tropical rainforests are known for their greenhouse gas gobbling abilities, but human impacts may have changed that. According to a study published …

Science

Brazil backtracks on plan to open up Amazon forest to mining

Campaigners welcome U-turn on Renca reserve but threat still exists as Brazil president has close ties to mining industry<p>Amazon conservation groups have hailed a victory as the Brazilian government announced a U-turn on plans to open up swaths of the the world’s biggest forest to mining …

Environment

Three free apps to warn travellers of natural disasters – how good are they?

There’s no point in avoiding travel out of fear of natural disasters, but there are apps that can warn you when something’s not quite right in your …

News (China)

Brazil scraps bid to mine Amazon natural reserve

Aerial view of the Amazon Rainforest, near Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, Brazil. Photo: Flickr<p>BRASILIA - The Brazilian …

News (South Africa)

Brazil to reinstate Amazon protection

Brazil will reinstate a mining ban in a vast area of the Amazon rainforest, in an about-face that is a victory for environmentalists who feared …

Environment

A Failed 1930s American Town, Lost in Time in the Amazon Rainforest

Henry Ford did not care for dealing with the European countries that controlled the rubber trade, but the Ford Motor Company needed rubber for tires. …

Amazon Rainforest

Study examines legacies of rainforest burning in British Columbia

Analyses of temperate rain forests located on the central coast of British Columbia, Canada suggest that for centuries, humans have intentionally …

British Columbia

How NASA Satellites Are Helping to Halt Malaria Outbreaks

NASA's Earth-observing satellites can track the forces that create malaria outbreaks, and their data will soon help local communities make big …

Public Health

Brazil to reinstate protection for Amazon reserve

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil will reinstate a mining ban in a vast area of the Amazon rainforest, the government announced on Monday, in an about-face that is a victory for environmentalists who feared deforestation.<p>The Mines and Energy Ministry said in a statement that President Michel Temer's …

Environment

British principal killed, dumped in Amazon River wrote cryptic tweet before death

A former British principal who was murdered and dumped in the Amazon River while kayaking wrote a cryptic tweet foreshadowing her own death.<p>Emma Kelty, 43, of London was killed after being robbed then dumped in the Amazon River -- where her body has yet to be recovered. Brazilian Police said three …

World News

Before-and-after photos show Hurricane Maria’s destruction on Dominica

Photo Gallery<p>WESTMINSTER, Colo. — DigitalGlobe released high-resolution satellite images Friday of Dominica that show the damage caused by Hurricane …

Roosevelt Skerrit

Woman Murdered While Kayaking Amazon River Days After Posting Chilling Tweet: 'Turned Corner And Found 50 Guys'

Three suspects are in custody and authorities are searching for four more.<p>A British adventurer was murdered while trying to kayak the entire Amazon …

Crime

Cops: Woman Killed on Amazon Trek After Ominous Warning

As she traveled through Brazil's northern region on a mission to kayak the 4,000-mile length of the Amazon River, Emma Kelty repeated a warning from …

Amazon Rainforest