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Amazon Fires Continue Destruction of “Lungs of the Earth” Rainforest

amazon fires continue destruction of “lungs of the earth” rainforest
*TORONTO, CANADA / ACCESSWIRE / August 28, 2019* / As fires rage in the largest Rainforest in the world, global concern is mounting over the lack of preventative measures that could have been taken to..
Accesswire - Published

Amazon fires causing breathing problems in kids

Respiratory problems like pneumonia, coughing and secretion are particularly prevalent among children and the elderly
CBS News - Published

Smoke from Amazon fires causing breathing problems for children, the elderly in Brazil


Chicago S-T - Published

Focus on Brazil's Amazon fires, but a massive inferno rages next door in Bolivia

As Brazil’s Amazon fires continue to take center stage, another South American nation is battling its own catastrophic blazes, which have destroyed an area of land nearly as large as Lebanon. 
FOXNews.com - Published

As Amazon Fires Rage, Brazil’s Government Employees Warn of ‘Collapse’ of Protection System

Hundreds of environmental protection professionals in Brazil warn that budget and personnel cuts set the stage for a rise in deforestation and fires.
NYTimes.com - Published

As Brazil rejects help for Amazon fires, respiratory problems rise: Kids affected the most

Health concerns are growing, particularly among children, as the number of wildfires in Brazil has shot up in the last year.  
USATODAY.com - Published

AP Top Stories August 28

Here's the latest for Wednesday August 28th: Tropical Storm Dorian approaching Puerto Rico; Oxycontin settlement reportedly discussed; Brazilians concerned about respiratory illnesses from Amazon..
USATODAY.com - Published

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

10 things you need to know before the opening bell
Here is what you need to know.  1. *'This is neither healthy nor normal' — recession and trade-war fears are gripping investors.* European and Asian stocks dropped on Wednesday as traders reacted..
Business Insider - Published

Respiratory ailments rise in Brazil as Amazon fires rage

The fire is very close to Kayapo indigenous land located on the Bau indigenous reserve.
Newsday - Published Also reported by •SeattlePI.comSeattle Times

US prelates call for prayer, works of mercy in wake of Amazon fires (USCCB)

Echoing remarks by Pope Francis and the Latin American bishops, the president of the US bishops’ conference, joined by two committee chairmen, issued a statement on the Amazon forest wildfires.
Catholic Culture - Published

Amazon fires: By the numbers

The raging fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have captured the public's imagination worldwide for the last few weeks and recently prompted the country to declare a state of emergency in the region.
FOXNews.com - Published

U.S.-China trade war is fueling the Amazon's raging fires

Conflict over trade between the world's two largest economies is providing tinder for a global ecological disaster
CBS News - Published

Brazil Rejects G-7's Offer Of $22 Million To Fight Amazon Fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he don't want the cash — unless it comes with an apology from French President Emmanuel Macron.
NPR - Published

Trump backs Brazilian president as he rejects aid for fighting Amazon fires


Politico - Published

Trump Says Brazil’s President is Doing a ‘Great Job’ on the Fires Currently Destroying the Amazon

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is working “very hard” to fight the Amazon fires, despite the fact that reports broke this morning that Bolsonaro..
Mediaite - Published

The Latest: Brazil leader demands French apology

JACUNDA NATIONAL FOREST, Brazil (AP) — The Latest on the fires burning in Brazil's Amazon region (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil will only accept an..
SeattlePI.com - Published Also reported by •Newsday

Brazil rejects $20 million aid for Amazon fires pledged by G7, reports say

French President Emmanuel Macron announced Monday that the G7 leaders agreed to set up the aid to help combat the fires.
USATODAY.com - Published

Brazil rejects $20 million offer from G-7 countries to help fight Amazon fires

The Brazilian government is saying "no thank you" to a $20 million offer of aid from G-7 nations to help fight the devastating forest fires in the Amazon region. More than 80,000 fires have been..
CBS News - Published

G7 Leaders Back $20 Million Package To Help Fight Amazon Fires

NPR's Noel King talks to Nigel Sizer, chief program officer at the Rainforest Alliance, about the impact the fires are having on the communities and species that live in the rainforest.
NPR - Published Also reported by •SeattlePI.com

Some of the photos celebrities are sharing of the Amazon fires were actually taken several years ago, and it shows a fundamental problem with social media

some of the photos celebrities are sharing of the amazon fires were actually taken several years ago, and it shows a fundamental problem with social media
· The Amazon has suffered more than 10,000 forest fires since August 15, leading to a state of emergency in Amazonas, Brazil's largest state. · Mother Jones reports that a number of influential..
Business Insider - Published

EDITORIAL: 3,500 miles from Amazon fires, Chicago is feeling the heat


Chicago S-T - Published

Flashback: Here’s How The NYT Reacted To Similar Amazon Fires More Than 30 Years Ago

Flashback to 1988
Daily Caller - Published

Amazon fires: Why is the rainforest burning?

The Amazon has been on fire for the last three weeks.
FOXNews.com - Published

Celebrities, Politicians Share Misinformation As They Spread Fear Over Amazon Fires

'Terrifying'
Daily Caller - Published

DiCaprio's foundation pledges $5M for Amazon fires

Earth Alliance says it aims to "protect the life-sustaining biodiversity of the Amazon against the surge of wildfires burning across the region"
CBS News - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro causes global outrage over Amazon fires

The far-right populist leader initially dismissed the hundreds of blazes and then questioned whether activist groups might have started the fires in an effort to damage the credibility of his..
Newsday - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Brazil's president says tens of thousands of troops mobilizing to fight Amazon fires

Brazil’s president says the army will battle the fires raging in the Amazon after facing pressure from critics. Manuel Bojorquez reports in Rio Branco, Brazil.
CBS News - Published

G7 leaders offer to help restore Amazon after the fires


Christian Science Monitor - Published

Bishops 'raise their voice' for the Amazon, as fires rage in Brazil (Crux)

Pope Francis also expressed his concern: at the conclusion of his August 25 Angelus address, he said, “We are all worried about the vast fires that have developed in the Amazon. Let us pray that,..
Catholic Culture - Published

Your Monday Briefing

G7, Amazon fires, million-dollar drugs: Here’s what you need to know.
NYTimes.com - Published

As Amazon burns, fires in next-door Bolivia also wreak Havoc

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Amid growing international alarm over fires in Brazil’s Amazon region, neighboring Bolivia is facing devastating fires of its own, with flames devouring farmland and..
Seattle Times - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com

Leonardo DiCaprio Pledges $5 Million to Help Amazon Fires

Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Earth Alliance foundation is committing $5 million to help with the Amazon rainforest fires. The organization’s emergency Amazon Forest Fund, which launched on Sunday (August..
Just Jared - Published

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