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Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 10:04 AM EDT

Politics of Climate Change Put Corporations in Tough Spot

Politics of Climate Change Put Corporations in Tough Spot

The polarizing politics of climate change have forced companies to choose between supporting the Trump administration's deregulation policies that could boost profits or opposing them to win over environmentally...

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 03:17 AM EDT

Australia Lowers Great Barrier Reef Outlook to 'Very Poor'

Australia Lowers Great Barrier Reef Outlook to 'Very Poor'

The government agency that manages Australia's Great Barrier Reef has downgraded its outlook for the corals' condition from "poor" to "very poor" due to warming oceans. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 03:22 PM EDT

Brazil Bans Most Burning for 60 Days to Curb Amazon Fires

Brazil Bans Most Burning for 60 Days to Curb Amazon Fires

Brazil on Thursday banned most legal fires for land-clearing for 60 days in an attempt to stop the burning that has devastated parts of the Amazon region. The decree prohibiting the fires was signed by...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 05:15 PM EDT

Trump Admin. to Roll Back Rules for Methane, a Major Heat-Trapping Gas

Trump Admin. to Roll Back Rules for Methane, a Major Heat-Trapping Gas

The Trump administration moved Thursday to revoke Obama-era regulations on climate-changing methane leaks from oil facilities, a proposal that environmental advocates said would renounce key federal legal...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 at 05:13 PM EDT

Sharks to Saiga, Nations Up Support for Endangered Wildlife

Sharks to Saiga, Nations Up Support for Endangered Wildlife

From towering giraffes to bottom-feeding sharks and many species in between, endangered species got new protections under an agreement finalized Wednesday by most of the world's countries at a conference on...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 at 03:54 PM EDT

Why Is the Amazon on Fire?

Why Is the Amazon on Fire?

Tens of thousands of fires are raging through the world's largest rainforest. Global leaders and environmentalists are calling for answers.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 at 12:02 AM EDT

Vast Fires Sweep Across Bolivia as Well as Brazil

Vast Fires Sweep Across Bolivia as Well as Brazil

While global attention has been focused on fires burning across the Brazilian Amazon, neighboring Bolivia is battling its own vast blazes, which have charred an area nearly as extensive as the nation of...

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 at 02:26 AM EDT

Brazilian Firefighters Toil in Amazon Region Hazy With Smoke

Brazilian Firefighters Toil in Amazon Region Hazy With Smoke

Equipped with hoses connected to rubber backpacks, Brazilian firefighters in the Amazon on Monday raced in a truck along dirt roads toward plumes of smoke after a spotter in a military helicopter directed...

Monday, Aug 26, 2019 at 12:43 AM EDT

Brazil's Bolsonaro Causes Global Outrage Over Amazon Fires

Brazil's Bolsonaro Causes Global Outrage Over Amazon Fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has insulted adversaries and allies, disparaged women, blacks and homosexuals, and even praised his country's 1964-1985 dictatorship. Yet nothing has rallied more anger at home...

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 08:25 PM EDT

G-7 Leaders Vow to Help Brazil Fight Fires, Repair Damage

G-7 Leaders Vow to Help Brazil Fight Fires, Repair Damage

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the...

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