More than 90% of this South American country is covered in virgin rainforest. But more and more forest is disappearing to development, destroying a habitat that’s home to many unique species. Suriname’s three-toed sloths are particularly affected.
In Suriname, sloths are falling victim to deforestation. The peace-loving animals with a reputation for being lazy are turning up injured and confused in the city. One animal sanctuary is trying to protect them.
Burger King has pledged to stop deforestation by 2030 - that's just greenwashing, environmental activists say. Suppliers for the fast food chain are still responsible for deforestation in South America.
A sad record in 2016: the Amazon rainforest has suffered the largest reported forest loss since 2008. Environmentalists are very concerned about impacts on biodiversity and climate protection.
The most powerful Caribbean storm in nearly a decade has churned towards Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba on a path forecasters say could reach the eastern United States. The US Navy is evacuating its Guantanamo Bay base in Cuba.
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