[QODLink]
Americas
Brazil's Amazon region 'drying out'
Prolonged severe drought raises concerns about fate of world's biggest rainforest.
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2010 08:48 GMT

Months of drought in Brazil's Amazon region is raising serious concerns about the future of the world's biggest rainforest.

The prolonged dry spell has left the Rio Negro river at its lowest level in more than a century.

Dead fish have begun to contaminate the drinking water and about 60,000 people are experiencing food shortages.

Al Jazeera's Anand Naidoo reports.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.