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Leonardo DiCaprio Launches $5 Million Emergency Fund to Help Combat Amazon Rainforest Fires

The Oscar award-winning actor is not the only one helping to combat the Amazon rainforest fires, either.

Planting Positive Change With 73 Million More Trees in Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon rainforest is about to get a big breath of fresh air. In the world's largest tropical reforestation project, conservations are going to reforest...

New Fund Protects Amazon Rainforest for 25 Years

An agreement signed May 22 will commit $215 million for expanded protection of the Amazon rainforest. The move will guarantee funds for the next 25...
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1,000-year-old Farming Secrets Could Save the Amazon Rainforest

An international team of archaeologists have made an intriguing discovery -- the peoples who farmed the Amazon long before the arrival of Europeans did...
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World’s Largest Beef Company Signs Amazon Rainforest Pact

The bulk of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon occurs as a result of illegal cattle production. Now, the world's largest meat processor, JBS-Friboi, has agreed...

Activists Win: New Jersey Scraps Plan to Buy Amazon Rainforest Timber

A Victory for those working to end ancient rainforest logging: The city council of Ocean City in New Jersey voted 6-0 last Thursday to...

Colombia’s Top Court Orders Government to Protect Amazon in Landmark Case Initiated by Youth

In a historic gesture of justice, the Supreme Court sided with a group of youngsters who were suing the government for their failure to curb deforestation.

“Sloth Lady” Who Saved 600 Rainforest Animals Nominated as Hero of the Year

A search for one lost animal has since led to the rescue of thousands. While looking for her dog, Monique Pool stopped by a South African animal shelter to...

Amazon Deforestation in Brazil Has Plummeted Almost 90% in Ten Years

Brazil is seeing a whole lot of green these days after slashing its rate of Amazonian deforestation by about 90%. The happy decline began after Brazil became...
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Purring Monkey Discovered in the Amazon

A purring monkey and a vegetarian piranha are among the new species of animals discovered during scientific expeditions in the Amazon rainforest. Discovered by researchers...
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Rainforests May be More Resilient to Global Warming

The world's tropical forests are less likely to lose biomass, or plant material, this century due to the effects of global warming than previously...
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Amazon Forest More Resilient to Climate Change Than Feared

The Amazon rainforest is less vulnerable to die off because of global warming than widely believed because the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide also acts...
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Africa’s Rainforests ‘More Resilient’ to Climate Change

Tropical forests in Africa may be more resilient to future climate change than the Amazon and other regions, a gathering of scientists has said....

Rainforest destruction cut by 25%

Destruction of the world's rain forests has declined by 25 percent in the three most important regions -- the Amazon, the Congo and the...
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Moratorium on Amazon Deforestation for Soy Production Proving Effective

The Brazilian soy industry's moratorium is proving effective at slowing deforestation for soy production in the Amazon rainforest, according to a new study published...
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Amazon Tour Guide Turned Medical Angel for Poor

Nearly 21 years ago, Patty Webster landed her dream job as an adventure tour guide in the Amazon jungles of Peru. But as she...
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Brazil and U.S. Agree to Cooperate in Rainforest Pact

The United States and Brazil signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to slash greenhouse gas emissions from tropical deforestation, one of...
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Tropical Rainforests are Regrowing

Two scientists reported at a Smithsonian symposium that the future of tropical forests may not be as bleak as some conservation experts warn. Some...

Brazil Gives 3.8M Acres in Amazon Rain Forest to Indigenous People

"Brazil decreed a new 3.8 million acre (1.5M hectare) Indian reservation Friday in the heart of the Amazon rainforest's logging frontier. The land had...
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Donors Pledge $216M to Protect African Rainforests

Donors have pledged $216 million for a fund to protect the Congo Basin forests, an area in central Africa consisting of 26 percent of...