#Amazon Rainforest

  • Article: COVID-19: Oprah, Meryl Streep, and More Sign Open Letter Warning of Indigenous 'Genocide' in Brazil

    COVID-19: Oprah, Meryl Streep, and More Sign Open Letter Warning of Indigenous 'Genocide' in Brazil

    By Joe McCarthy|May 4, 2020

    Indigenous communities throughout Brazil are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus. Read more

  • Article: Brazil Is Deploying Troops to Protect the Amazon Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    Brazil Is Deploying Troops to Protect the Amazon Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    By Joe McCarthy|April 30, 2020

    Deforestation has surged in recent months. Read more

  • Article: Pope Francis Calls Destruction of the Amazon a 'Crime' and Calls for Action

    Pope Francis Calls Destruction of the Amazon a 'Crime' and Calls for Action

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Feb. 18, 2020

    The pope has long championed environmental causes. Read more

  • Article: Ugandan Activist Vanessa Nakate: 'Calling for Climate Action in Africa Is Our Responsibility'

    Ugandan Activist Vanessa Nakate: 'Calling for Climate Action in Africa Is Our Responsibility'

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe  and  Pia Gralki|Feb. 12, 2020

    Nakate tells Global Citizen why the eyes of the world need to be on the Congo Basin. Read more

  • Article: Deforestation of Brazil's Indigenous Lands Reaches 11-Year High

    Deforestation of Brazil's Indigenous Lands Reaches 11-Year High

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Catherine Caruso|Dec. 20, 2019

    Deforestation on reservations surged by over 174% in 2019. Read more

  • Article: Brazilian Children Face Increased Respiratory Illnesses Due to Amazon Fires: Study

    Brazilian Children Face Increased Respiratory Illnesses Due to Amazon Fires: Study

    By Jacky Habib|Nov. 1, 2019

    The number of children hospitalised with respiratory problems doubled from 2018 to 2019. Read more

  • Article: The Amazon Fires Are Making the Air Poisonous for Children: WHO

    The Amazon Fires Are Making the Air Poisonous for Children: WHO

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Aug. 30, 2019

    Climate change is a public health emergency. Read more

  • Article: G7 World Leaders Pledge $22 Million to Fight Amazon Wildfires

    G7 World Leaders Pledge $22 Million to Fight Amazon Wildfires

    From Voice of America|Aug. 26, 2019

    An immediate effort to save the "lungs" of the planet. Read more