Amazon rainforest

Firefighters in Brazil put out a forest fire

Powerful Forces Cause Fires in Brazil, Beyond the Amazon

September 25, 2019

The policies of Brazil’s right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro are provoking more forest fires and deforestation, not only in the Amazon rainforest. Environmental activists are now trying to counter the trend by engaging in reforestation.

US and Brazil Propose to Fight Amazon Deforestation with Development

US and Brazil Propose to Fight Amazon Deforestation with Development

September 18, 2019

The US and Brazil found common ground for combating the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, proposing that economic development is the cure. However, Amazon Watch’s Christian Poirier says that the kind of development they propose will have the opposite effect.

Rainforest on Fire: Brazilians Mobilize Against President's Amazon Policies 

Rainforest on Fire: Brazilians Mobilize Against President’s Amazon Policies 

August 27, 2019

Mobilizations took place throughout Brazil on Monday, to declare their opposition to President Bolsonaro’s environmental policies, which have contributed to the largest increase in Amazon rainforest fires in years

The Amazon is Burning at a Record Rate

The Amazon is Burning at a Record Rate

August 22, 2019

The fires are the product of Bolsonaro’s policies that prioritize agribusiness over people—especially indigenous people, says Amazon Watch’s Christian Poirier

Amazon in Danger of Total Destruction Under Brazil's Right-Wing President Bolsonaro

Amazon in Danger of Total Destruction Under Brazil’s Right-Wing President Bolsonaro

July 12, 2019

If another 20 percent of the Amazon rainforest is destroyed, it could start a vicious cycle of self-destruction, unleashing enormous amounts of CO2 and massively impacting regional and global climate, says Alexander Zaitchik

Brazil's Bolsonaro: 'Exterminator of the Future'

Brazil’s Bolsonaro: ‘Exterminator of the Future’

May 14, 2019

Alexander Zaitchik discusses the environmental policies of Brazilian president’s first four months in office as former Brazilian Ministers of Environment warn about how he is undoing decades of environmental protection

The Empire Files: Chevron vs. the Amazon – Ending Corporate Tyranny

August 30, 2016

After an on-the-ground assessment of Chevron’s pollution, and its war against the plaintiffs, Part III of Chevron vs. the Amazon explores the bigger picture of impunity for transnational corporations, and the history of Ecuador’s fight for sovereignty. Featuring interviews with Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa, Foreign Minister Guillioume Long, and Permanent Representative to the UN Maria…