AJ Impact

Turning to Brazil: China diversifying soy meal imports

This follows Beijing's recent arrangement with Argentina, even as it relaxed tariffs on soybean imports from US.

Turning to Brazil: China diversifying soy meal imports

Latin America

Brazil's Bolsonaro at UN: Defiant about fires burning in Amazon

Despite global outrage, President Jair Bolsonaro says international media has exaggerated problem of Amazon fires.

AJ Impact

Subnational ambition: Climate movements merge from Brazil to US

With some national governments dragging their feet on emissions reductions, states and cities step in with new plans.

Subnational ambition: Climate movements merge from Brazil to US

Reporter's Notebook

Illegally tapping French Guiana's forest of gold

Thousands of illegal gold miners come to the abundant rainforest of French Guiana in search of a fortune, leaving a trail of environmental destruction.

The Listening Post

Document, mobilise, amplify: The media activists in Rio's favelas

Community-based media collectives are pushing an alternative, re-humanising narrative about Rio de Janeiro's favelas.

Favelas

Brazil: Rio favela residents rally after 8-year-old shot dead

Hundreds gather in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro to protest after child is killed by stray bullet during police operation.

Brazil: Rio favela residents rally after 8-year-old shot dead

The Listening Post

Covering Climate Now: Will the media seize the moment?

A global network of 300+ media outlets ramps up climate coverage. And, the media activists reporting on Rio's favelas.

Latin America

Planet SOS: Amazon fires fears rainforest will become desert

Last month, the number of wildfires in the Amazon tripled compared with the previous year.

AJ Impact

Austrian MPs reject EU-Mercosur trade deal over Amazon fires

Legislators in Austria deal blow to landmark EU pact with Latin American bloc amid concerns over blazes in Amazon basin.

Austrian MPs reject EU-Mercosur trade deal over Amazon fires

Environment

Hundreds killed in Brazil's Amazon over land, resources: HRW

Human Rights Watch finds that of 300 cases of killings in the Amazon in the last decade, only 14 were tried in court.

Hundreds killed in Brazil's Amazon over land, resources: HRW

Environment

Brazil NGOs must search for alternative funds to save the Amazon

Bolsonaro's policies, deforestation prompt Germany, Norway to halt Amazon Fund support, leaving some NGOs scrambling.

Brazil NGOs must search for alternative funds to save the Amazon

Latin America

Residents of Brazil's Amazon decry deadly deforestation disaster

In the Amazonian area of Anapu, loggers and cattle farmers are increasingly destroying the rainforest with almost total impunity.

Counting the Cost

What is the Amazon rainforest worth?

The Amazon rainforest is ablaze and threatened, so what is the cost of saving it? Plus, Etihad's investment struggles.

Environment

Amazon countries sign pact to better protect the rainforest

Indigenous leaders and analysts remain cautiously optimistic about pact, saying it is thin on details and directives.

Amazon countries sign pact to better protect the rainforest

AJ Impact

Retailer H&M stops buying leather from Brazil over Amazon fires

Retailer says ban will last until there are 'credible assurances' that leather does not damage Amazon.

Retailer H&M stops buying leather from Brazil over Amazon fires