Brazil to reject $20m of G7 aid for Amazon rainforest fires

French President Emmanuel Macron said the funds would be made available immediately to tackle the blazes

NASA detects huge carbon monoxide plume from Amazon rainforests

Carbon monoxide is a pollutant that can persist in the atmosphere for about a month and has implications for both air pollution and climate change

Boris Johnson pledges £10m to protect Amazon rainforest

Fires have been raging across the world’s largest tropical rainforest, one of the most important carbon sinks

Amazon rainforest ‘losing football pitch-sized area of trees every minute’

The rate at which trees are being chopped down has sharply accelerated since right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro came into power

Brazilian court halts building of huge Belo Monte dam

Federal courts in Brazil have forced a halt to building works on what was set to be the world’s third largest hydropower plant in the world. This week the courts ruled the local indigenous population had not been properly consulted about the impact of the Belo Monte Dam which will generate 11,000 megawatts (MW) of […]