The Amazon forest is burning up at an alarming rate. Satellite images published by NASA show devastating fires in the Amazon between the borders of Paraguay and Brazil. The images come only a week after the director of Brazil’s National Space Research Institute (INPE) was dismissed by Jair Bolsonaro’s government in the midst of a controversy over … Read moreWhy is Amazon Forest burning up?
International leaders at the G7 summit have agreed to provide logistical and financial support to help fight fires in the Amazon rainforest. French President Emmanuel Macron said G7 countries would release $22m (£18m). However, President Jair Bolsonaro said Mr Macron’s plan of an “alliance” to “save” the Amazon treated Brazil “as if we were a … Read moreAmazon rainforest fire: G7 to release funds for fire-fighting planes