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The crisis in Brazil is high on the agenda as Trump and other G7 leaders meet in France todaay

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro seemed to be making a surprising reversal when he announced plans to send armed forces to fight the fires in the Amazon Friday night, the day before world leaders arrive at the G7 summit in Europe.

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 08:56:08 GMT
Here's everything we know about the Amazon fires

Brazil's Amazon rainforest is in flames, burning at the highest rate since 2013, when that nation's space research center first began tracking fires there.

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 23:14:50 GMT
Never-before-seen Amazon tribe filmed by drone

An isolated Amazon tribe with no known contact with the outside world has been spotted by a drone flying over the Brazilian jungle.

Fri, 23 Nov 2018 02:53:02 GMT
Here's how you can help slow all rainforest loss

The Amazon, the largest rainforest in the world, roughly half the size of the United States, is key to the health of the entire planet. Its trees produce an estimated 20% of the world's oxygen, while putting an enormous amount of water into the atmosphere at a time when cities are drying up. The Amazon is sucking in carbon and greenhouse gases while slowing the rising temperatures. But it's now burning at a record rate -- with images from space showing the smoke covering much of Brazil.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 22:28:08 GMT
The mystical boiling river of the Amazon

When Andrs Ruzo was a boy, his grandfather would tell him tales of a mythical city of gold deep in the heart of the Peruvian jungle. Though never believing the stories to be true, the legend of the lost city stuck with him into adulthood. Years later, as a geothermal scientist, Ruzo decided to investigate. To his surprise, he discovered an incredulous river deep in the Amazon, with water hot enough to kill a human. Historically a place of pilgrimage for shamans and sorcerers, the river now faces increasing threats from poachers, loggers and squatters. Now, Ruzo is working hard to protect it.

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 20:47:28 GMT
Bolsonaro to deploy troops to fight Amazon rainforest fires

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro plans to deploy the army to tackle the wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest.

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 04:44:18 GMT
Analysis: Boris Johnson stakes the UK's future on Donald Trump

This weekend, Boris Johnson makes his leadership debut on the world stage at the G7 in the French resort of Biarritz.

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 06:06:59 GMT
The dangerous new twist in the tariff war between the United States and China

The dangerous new twist in the tariff war between the United States and China will heap ominous pressure on the global economy at a moment when it is already struggling in the undertow of their trade superpower showdown.

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 04:44:56 GMT
Trump: If Jerome Powell resigned, I wouldn't stop him

President Trump speaks to reporters before heading to France for the G7 summit.

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 03:57:42 GMT
Biden poses hypothetical question about an Obama assassination

During a town hall Friday afternoon, former Vice President Joe Biden asked a New Hampshire audience to imagine what it would have been like if Barack Obama had been assassinated when he became the Democratic nominee for president in 2008 and how it would've affected the country.

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 05:05:22 GMT
City Council candidate: Keep town as white 'as possible'

A woman running for a city council in Michigan said she wants a "white community as much as possible."

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 02:40:28 GMT
Cuomo: The President's mouth is a threat to this country

CNN's Chris Cuomo gives his take on the Dow plunging after a series of tweets by President Trump regarding the US-China trade war.

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 03:08:00 GMT
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been treated for pancreatic cancer in New York City, the Supreme Court announced Friday.

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 20:41:36 GMT
Florida man found guilty of manslaughter in 'Stand Your Ground' trial

Michael Drejka, who fatally shot an unarmed man, Markeis McGlockton, last summer in Florida during a dispute over a handicapped-accessible parking spot, was found guilty of manslaughter Friday night.

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 03:06:50 GMT
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