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Brazil's Mato Grosso declares environmental emergency after wildfire destroyed 1.4 million hectares of vegetation

Brazil's southern state of Mato Grosso do Sul has declared a state of environmental emergency after…

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The husband of a beauty pageant runner-up ran on stage and smashed the crown in a massive tantrum over his wife's loss

Before the winner was crowned, the runner-up's husband dashed on stage, slammed the crown to the fl…

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A couple in Brazil turned a waterfall blue for their gender reveal party. Now they're reportedly under investigation for environmental damage.

"Why does nature keep getting damaged because these people think they're special?" wrote one Reddit…

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The blazes in the Amazon are so big they can be seen from space. One map shows the alarming scale of the fires.

This week of fires comes on the heels of another worrisome milestone for the world's largest rainfo…

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Amazon fires created a smoke eclipse in the skies above Brazil's largest city, 2,000 miles away

This isn't the first time the Amazon has experienced thousands of fires simultaneously. Typically, …

Aylin Woodward   


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The Amazon is burning at a rate not seen since we started keeping track. The smoke is reaching cities 2,000 miles away.

As the world's largest rainforest, the Amazon plays a crucial role in keeping our planet's carbon-d…

Aylin Woodward   


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The 10 most important things in the world right now

2. Volkswagen's new CEO Matthias Mueller said in an interview with a German magazine that the compa…

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We've killed off more than 50% of forest animals on Earth, a new report found - even more evidence of a 6th mass extinction

The new WWF report highlights the impacts of human activity on forests specifically. According to t…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Brazil's new president has started taking steps towards damaging the 'lungs of the planet'

Bolsonaro said his goal is to balance environment and biodiversity with economic opportunities. But…

Aylin Woodward   


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Brazil captured 12 ISIS sympathizers days before the Olympics, with some help from major tech companies

WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, offers encrypted communications, and the company says that ev…

Christopher Woody   


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Dozens of environmental activists are murdered every year

And in 2011, a man named Frédéric Moloma Tuka died in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during a…

Chelsea Harvey   


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Has Brazil Blown It?

By contrast, despite the country's continental dimensions and lousy transport links, its spending o…

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Chinese Investors Have Soured On Brazil, Projects Are Melting Away

Brazilian Minister of Finance Guido Mantega (L) and Chinese Minister of Finance Lou Jiwei sign a me…

Brian Winter and Caroline Stauffer, Reuters