Anna Jean Kaiser

  • The Associated Press Aug 29, 2019

    Brazil Bans Most Burning for 60 Days to Curb Amazon Fires

    Brazil on Thursday banned most legal fires for land-clearing for 60 days in an attempt to stop the burning that has devastated parts of the Amazon region. The decree prohibiting the fires was signed by President Jair Bolsonaro and followed international criticism of his handling of the environmental crisis. The period of the new ban coincides with the dry season,...

  • The Associated Press Aug 29, 2019

    Brazilian Indigenous Speak Out as Amazon Fires Rage

    So far in 2019, Brazil reported 83,000 fires, a 77% increase from the same period last year. Many of those were set in already deforested areas by people clearing land for cultivation or pasture. According to Brazil’s National Space Research Institute, an estimated 3,553 fires are now burning on 148 indigenous territories in the region.

  • Donald Trump Aug 29, 2019

    Bolsonaro Says Amazon Nations Should Decide Region's Future

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday that Latin America’s Amazon countries will meet in September to discuss both protecting and developing the rainforest region, which has been hit by weeks of devastating fires. The Brazilian leader also escalated a deeply personal dispute with French President Emmanuel Macron, accusing him of portraying himself as “the one and only person” concerned about...

  • Brazil Jan 27, 2019

    40 Dead, Many Feared Buried in Mud After Brazil Dam Collapse

    The death toll from the collapse of a dam holding back mine waste in southeastern Brazil rose to 34 on Saturday as searchers flying in helicopters and rescuers laboring in deep mud uncovered more bodies. An estimated 300 people were still missing and authorities expected the death toll to rise during a search made more challenging by intermittent rains. As...

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