COP27 launches loss and damage fund but makes no progress on fossil fuels

For the first time, rich countries accepted setting up a loss and damage fund to compensate poor countries that have contributed the least to climate change for its negative impacts, […]

Lula promises zero deforestation and demands funds at COP27

President-elect Lula da Silva reiterated at COP27 this Wednesday Brazil’s commitment to zero deforestation by 2030. “There is no climate security for the world without a protected Amazon,” acknowledged Lula, […]

Tense and poetic, “The Territory” is a synthesis of the Amazon’s problems 

Marcello Queiroz Criminal and deafening, the noise of the chainsaw disturbs the forest. The bother is heightened by another sound that shouldn’t belong to the place either—that’s  of motorcycles driven […]

Brazil nut production in Northern Pará breaks record

The collection of Brazil nut broke a record in northern Pará. The Mixed Cooperative of Traditional Peoples and Communities of Calha Norte (Coopaflora) claims to have sold 98.5 tons of […]

Over half of infectious diseases can be aggravated by climate change

A research published on the Nature Climate Change website, by scientists at the University of Hawaii, states that 58% (218 of 375) of infectious diseases worldwide were exacerbated by one […]

Number of fires in Brazilian Amazon increased 7.9% in July

The number of forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon reached 5,373 last July, according to data from Brazil’s National Institute of Space Research (Inpe). The figure is 7.9% higher than […]

Txai Suruí represents indigenous people at the Cannes Lions festival

Indigenous activist Txai Suruí took part in June at the Cannes Lions 2022, the International Festival of Creativity, in Cannes, France. During the New Zero World seminar, she spoke about […]

Arapaima management brings income to fishermen in the Amazon

Arapaima, the appreciated red “giant fish” of the Amazon, had practically disappeared from the lakes of Fonte Boa, 600 km from Manaus, due to overfishing by commercial boats. In 2003, the […]

Almir Suruí talks about the first indigenous university in Brazil

Almir Suruí, 47, an indigenous leader of the Paiter-Suruí people, is the first interviewee of the Earth News Terra podcast. The premiere episode is available from this Sunday, June 5th, […]

Animation movie with Amazon warrior wins award

The Amazon has been inhabited by girls who are true heroines. First there was “Tainá, the Amazon Guardian”, launched in 2000 in the cinema and turned into a TV series. […]