Brazilian Indigenous leaders and environmentalists are outraged after lawmakers approved a measure that would affect claims to Indigenous land, and potentially, environmental protections.
Gold prices are soaring. Cue the gold rush, and with it, more challenges for Brazil and efforts to protect the world's largest tropical forest, write Robert Muggah and Mac Margolis.
A new study finds deforestation reduces rainfall in tropical rainforests, which has grave consequences for agriculture, drought and climate resilience.
It was just over a month ago that hundreds of extremist supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro, stormed the capital and ransacked the Congress, Supreme Court and the presidential offices.
Conservationists say a sustainable fishing program has helped the recovery of the local pirarucu — which can be up to 10-feet long and weigh 450 pounds.
President Jair Bolsonaro, who is running for reelection Sunday, has pledged to fully pave BR-319 and turn it into a kind of jungle expressway, raising alarm from environmental groups.
Brazilians head to the polls Sunday to vote in a presidential election that is testing the world's fourth-largest democracy and could have a critical impact on the fight against climate change.
Under President Jair Bolsonaro, who is running for reelection in Sunday's vote, forest clearing and wildfires have surged in the Amazon.
As one of the world's largest democracies heads to the polls on Sunday, here are the main candidates and issues in the Brazilian election.
Two documentaries — one involving a pre-WWII home movie, the other dispatches from the Amazon rainforest — have much in common.
Two of the Amazon rainforest's staunchest advocates, Bruno Pereira and Dom Phillips, were killed in one of its remotest corners.
Photographer Raphael Alves documented how socioeconomic issues worsen the COVID-19 pandemic in the state of Amazonas, Brazil.
So far Bolsonaro's trip to New York City for the United Nations General Assembly appears to be anything but a success for Brazil or the country's image after a series of blunders early this week.
In the Amazon rainforest, one species of monkey changed their territorial call to better communicate with a competing species.