Amazon Forests Are Being Razed at Breakneck Speed, and Not Only in Brazil

Three years of relative peace with rebels in Colombia has opened once-forbidding jungles to settlers. Illegal…

As Amazon Fires Rage, Brazil’s Government Employees Warn of ‘Collapse’ of Protection System

RIO DE JANEIRO — Hundreds of government employees tasked with enforcing environmental laws in Brazil warned…

The Amazon Is on Fire. So Is Central Africa.

DAKAR, Senegal — As images of wildfires in South America’s Amazon region draw global attention, a…

Brazil’s Bolsonaro on the Environment, in His Own Words

ImagePresident Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has often criticized agencies that enforce environmental laws, and called fines…

Amid Outrage Over Rainforest Fires, Many in the Amazon Remain Defiant

RIO DE JANEIRO — Seeing the global panic over thousands of forest fires in the Amazon…

At G7 Summit, Trump Meets Allies Who Remain Wary of Him

Here’s what you need to know: ImageMelania Trump, President Trump, President Emmanuel Macron of France and…

Brazil Military Mobilizes to Fight Amazon Fires, and Restore ‘Positive Perception’

RIO DE JANEIRO — Rocked by global outrage and threats of economic losses over its handling…

Fires in Amazon Rain Forest Have Surged This Year

RIO DE JANEIRO — Fires are burning in the Amazon rain forest at one of the…

Bolsonaro Fires Head of Agency Tracking Amazon Deforestation in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO — President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil on Friday fired the head of a…

Under Brazil’s Far Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall

BRASÍLIA — The destruction of the Amazon rain forest in Brazil has increased rapidly since the…