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El Niño forecast to drive record heat from the Amazon to Alaska in 2024

The current climate event known as El Niño is likely to supercharge global heating and deliver record-breaking temperatures from the Amazon to Alaska in 2024, analysis has found.

Devastating drought in Amazon result of climate crisis, study shows

“The Amazon could make or break our fight against climate change,” said Regina Rodrigues, a professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.

‘Leave the gold in the ground’: Ecuador’s forest guardians mobilise against illegal mining in Amazon

The search for the precious metal has extended into the depths of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.

Drought turns Amazonian capital into climate dystopia

A withering drought has turned the Amazonian capital of Manaus into a climate dystopia with the second worst air quality in the world and rivers at the lowest levels in 121 years.

Brazil Launches Historic Operation to Combat Illegal Cattle Farming and Land Grabs in the Amazon

The Brazilian government has launched a significant operation to address illegal cattle farming and land invasions in the Amazon rainforest

‘Historic and Wonderful’: Ecuadorians Reject Oil Drilling in Precious Amazon Region

Ecuadorians voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to reject oil drilling in a section of Yasuní National Park, the most biodiverse area of the imperiled Amazon rainforest.

Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon Fell 68% in April Compared With Last Year

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest decreased by 68% this April compared with last year, according to preliminary government data published Friday.

Hyundai urged to stop illegal miners using its machines in Amazon

Greenpeace report finds heavy machinery made by South Korean firm contributing to destruction of Brazilian rainforest

Cattle, not coca, drive deforestation of the Amazon in Colombia – report

Cattle-ranching, not cocaine, has driven the destruction of the Colombian Amazon over the last four decades, a new study has found.

Invisible destruction: 38% of remaining Amazon forest already degraded

According to a new study signed by 35 scientists from all over the world, more than 1 million square miles of what remains of the Amazon Forest are suffering from degradation; this is more than 10 times the size of the UK.

Human Activity Has Degraded Amazon Rainforest Much More Than Previously Thought: Study

With Lula in power “there is hope now, but our paper shows it is not enough to resolve deforestation,” said one co-author. “There is much more work to be done.”

Spike in Amazon emissions linked to law enforcement

Carbon emissions in the Amazon region in 2019 and 2020 more than doubled compared to the average of the previous eight years, according to a new study.