Why Did a Vow to End Amazon Fires Falter? Blame ‘Cattle Laundering’

When things go wrong, those in power often promise to make it right. But do they?…

Mysterious Oil Spill Becomes New Environmental Crisis for Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO — A mysterious oil spill that has polluted shores along a vast area…

Michelle Bachelet, U.N. Rights Chief, Feels ‘Sorry for Brazil’ Under Jair Bolsonaro

SANTIAGO, Chile — The United Nations human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, who came under personal attack…

What’s Happened So Far at the U.N. General Assembly

Day 1 of speeches at the General Assembly: ImagePresident Trump speaking at the 74th session of…

United Nations: 4 Bombastic Presidents Begin Day of General Assembly Speeches

Day 1 of speeches at the General Assembly: ImagePresident Trump speaking at the 74th session of…

Criminal Charges Urged in Brazil Dam Collapse

RIO DE JANEIRO — The federal police have proposed criminal charges against the engineering company Vale…

House Hunting in … Brazil

A Seven-Bedroom Villa in São Paulo $3.1 MILLION (12.5 MILLION BRAZILIAN REALS) This modern, seven-bedroom house…

Two Men Kiss in a Comic Book, and a Mayor Orders a Raid

RIO DE JANEIRO — The team of law-enforcement agents deployed by the mayor to “defend the…

Is Brazilian Leather Out of Fashion? H&M Stops Buying Over Amazon Fires

RIO DE JANEIRO — H&M, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, announced Thursday that it had stopped…

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…

The Amazon, Siberia, Indonesia: A World of Fire

By Kendra Pierre-Louis Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our…

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…

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…

Brazil Says It Will Reject $22 Million in Amazon Aid Pledged at G7

RIO DE JANEIRO — Hours after leaders of some of the world’s wealthiest countries pledged more…

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…