Home Tags Brazil

Tag: Brazil

This map shows every fire that has started burning since August 13, 2019 across central South America.

Trump volunteers US to ‘help’ with fires in the Amazon after conversation with Brazil President Bolsonaro, who has been slow to fight them...

Trump tweeted about his great relationship with Brazil President Bolsonaro and US trade prospects, offering 'help' with the Amazon rainforest fires.
An aerial view of a tract of Amazon jungle burning as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers near the city of Novo Progresso,

24 photos show the Amazon rainforest before and after the devastating wildfires

These photos showing before and after the devastating Amazon rainforest fires puts into perspective how bad they really are.
An aerial view of a tract of Amazon jungle burning as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers near the city of Novo Progresso,

24 photos show the Amazon rainforest before and after the devastating wildfires

These photos showing before and after the devastating Amazon rainforest fires puts into perspective how bad they really are.
The aftermath of a forest fire in the Amazon in 1990.

The Amazon Rainforest is burning. Here’s why there are so many fires and what it all means for the planet.

The Amazon is on fire because farmers are setting trees ablaze to clear land for crops and pastures. Warm, dry conditions makes these blazes worse.

‘Every year we have wildfires’: Brazil’s president insists fires in the Amazon are no worse than normal, as he sends the army to fig...

"We are in a traditionally hot and dry season, with high winds, when every year we have wildfires," Bolsonaro said in a speech Friday.
People protest in São Paulo, Brazil, on Friday, August 23, 2019.

Thousands of people marched in São Paulo to pressure the Brazilian government to do something about the burning Amazon Rainforest. Here’s w...

Protesters marched, played music, made art, and more to encourage President Jair Bolsonaro's government to fight the fires in the Amazon Rainforest.
People protest in São Paulo, Brazil, on Friday, August 23, 2019.

Thousands of people marched in São Paulo to pressure the Brazilian government to do something about the burning Amazon Rainforest. Here’s w...

Protesters marched, played music, made art, and more to encourage President Jair Bolsonaro's government to fight the fires in the Amazon Rainforest.
This time series shows carbon monoxide associated with fires from the Amazon region in Brazil from Aug. 8-22, 2019. Made with data collected from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite, the images map carbon monoxide at approximately 18,000 feet (5,500 meters) altitude. Each "day" in the series is made by averaging three day's-worth of measurements.

Images from a NASA satellite show the quickly increasing levels of carbon monoxide in atmosphere from the Amazon fires

An animation collected by a NASA satellite show the release of carbon monoxide into the atmosphere from the Amazon fires from August 8-22, 2019.
An aerial view of a tract of Amazon jungle burning as it gets cleared by loggers and farmers near the city of Novo Progresso, Brazil, August 23, 2019.

Brazil has seen 100,000 fire alerts in 10 days, but it’s not just the Amazon — one map shows how much of South America is burning

A record 74,000 fires ignited in Brazil this year. In addition to the Brazilian Amazon, much of South America is on fire too.

Uber’s lax ID requirements in Brazil led to people playing ‘Uber roulette’ and sticking up drivers — leading to 16 m...

The stories are part of a new book, "Super Pumped," which chronicles Uber's swift rise over the last 10 years.