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Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as Amazon outrage grows

Porto Velho - Hundreds of new fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil, official data showed Saturday, amid growing international pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro to put out the worst blazes in years.

Brazil tribal chief Raoni slams Bolsonaro over Amazon fires

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's legendary indigenous chief Raoni on Friday accused President Jair Bolsonaro of wanting to destroy the Amazon rainforest and called for international help to put out fires raging in the region.

Finnish minister proposes Brazil beef ban over Amazon fires

Apo - Finland will propose a ban on Brazilian beef imports to protest over Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro's response to massive Amazon fires, the country's finance minister said on Friday.

Bolivia enlists 'supertanker' plane to battle wildfires

La Paz - Bolivia took delivery Friday of a "supertanker" aircraft to help fight wildfires that have devastated vast swathes of forest and agricultural land.

Brazil's Bolsonaro authorizes army to help fight Amazon fires

Porto Velho - President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized the deployment of Brazil's armed forces to help combat fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, as a growing global outcry over the blazes sparks protests and threatens a huge trade deal.

Bolsonaro mulls deploying army to combat Amazon fires

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he is considering deploying the army to help combat fires in the Amazon rainforest, amid growing international pressure over the wildfires.

European demos held over Amazon fires

London - Climate change activists chanting slogans and waving banners demonstrated outside Brazil's embassy in London on Friday, urging President Jair Bolsonaro to do more to halt the fires in the Amazon rainforest.

Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings

Moscow - Russia will launch the world's first floating nuclear reactor and send it on an epic journey across the Arctic on Friday, despite environmentalists warning of serious risks to the region.

New study shows rising pollution causing people to die earlier

A new study finds that rising levels of pollution worldwide increase the chances that people will die early. Even in Australia which has had low levels of pollution historically an increase in sooty air has led to a sharp jump in the early death rate.

UN, France raise concern over Amazon wildfires 'crisis'

Salvador - Paris and the United Nations called Thursday for the protection of the fire-plagued Amazon rainforest as Brazil's right-wing president accused his French counterpart of having a "colonialist mentality" over the issue.

Bolsonaro rejects 'Captain Nero' tag over Amazon fires

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro denied Thursday that his policies were to blame for raging wildfires in the Amazon and accused the media of harming the interests of the country by branding him a "Captain Nero.

UN chief Guterres says 'deeply concerned' by Amazon fires

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Thursday he was "deeply concerned" by wildfires that have devoured large sections of the Amazon rainforest, blanketing several Brazilian cities in thick smoke.

Five things to know about the Amazon

Salvador - The Amazon is the largest tropical forest in the world, covering 5.5 million square kilometers (2.1 million square miles), an ecological treasure threatened by escalating deforestation and forest fires.

Tel Aviv beaches fall foul in Israel's passion for plastic

Apo - In the early morning, when the only sound on Tel Aviv beach is the waves, Yosef Salman and his team pick up plastic debris left by bathers or cast up by the sea.

French mayor in court after banning pesticide use near homes

Rennes - A French mayor on Thursday urged a court to uphold his ban on the use of pesticides near homes in his community, saying his stance against pollution would be "vindicated by history".

Beijing hits back after Trudeau vows to stand up to China

Bejing - Beijing on Thursday accused Ottawa of worsening bilateral relations after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to stand up to China amid deepening diplomatic and trade disputes.

Ecuador city recycling plastic bottles for bus tickets

Guayaquil - Looking after the environment is paying off in Ecuador, at least for public transport users in the business hub of Guayaquil.

Brazil's Bolsonaro blames Amazon fires on NGOs as Twitter erupts

Salvador - Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil have ignited a firestorm on social media, with President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday suggesting green groups started the blazes.

Five things to know about the Amazon

Salvador - The Amazon is the largest tropical forest in the world, covering 5.5 million square kilometers (2.1 million square miles), an ecological treasure threatened by escalating deforestation and forest fires.

Brazil's Bolsonaro blames Amazon fires on NGOs as Twitter erupts

Salvador - Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil have ignited a firestorm on social media, with President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday suggesting green groups had started the blazes.

More than 2,300 tigers killed and trafficked this century: report

Geneva - More than 2,300 endangered tigers have been killed and illegally trafficked since the turn of the century, according to a report published Tuesday, urging more action to protect the giant cats.

Forest fires in Brazil surge as deforestation accelerates

S - The number of forest fires in Brazil surged in the first eight months of 2019, official data show, as President Jair Bolsonaro faces growing criticism over rampant destruction of the Amazon.

Foreign trash 'like treasure' in Indonesia's plastics village

Mojokerto - His weathered face breaks out in a big grin as Keman explains how sifting through rubbish paid for his children's education, one of many in his Indonesian hometown basking in a waste-picking boom.

Gina Lopez, foe of Philippine mining industry, dies at 65

Manila - Former Philippine environment minister Gina Lopez, who led a high-profile fight against the nation's powerful mining industry, died Monday aged 65, her family's media company announced.

Ban on sending wild elephants to zoos a step closer

Geneva - The regulator of global wildlife trade will likely ban sending African elephants captured from the wild to zoos after countries supported the move Sunday, in what conservationists hailed as a "historic win".

Mussels, 'super-filters' that can help beat water pollution

Paris - Seafood lovers who prize the mussel for its earthy taste and succulent flesh may be unaware of its growing potential in the fight against water pollution.

Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change

Reykjav - Iceland on Sunday honours the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate.

Wildlife summit mulls trade rules to counter 'unprecedented' species declines

Geneva - Conservationists warned of "unprecedented" species declines Saturday as countries met in Geneva to tighten rules on trade in elephant ivory and products from other endangered animal and plants.

Beloved baby dugong 'Mariam' dies in Thailand with plastic in stomach

Bangkok - A sick baby dugong whose fight for recovery won hearts in Thailand and cast a spotlight on ocean conservation has died from an infection exacerbated by bits of plastic lining her stomach, officials said Saturday.

Greek fire crews make progress on island blaze

Athens - Firefighters in Greece on Friday made progress against a four-day wildfire on the island of Evia that has burned through a pine forest and threatened villages, officials said.
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