The Brazilian government has promised action after new data revealed a reversal in the decline of rainforest being destroyed. The rate of deforestation has gone up by 50 percent in some regions in the last year alone.
The years 2016 and 2017 saw the highest global tree cover loss ever recorded. Tropical forests in South America and Central Africa are disappearing at an alarming rate. Here's why that's bad news for everyone.
In recent years, Peru's sprawling jungle has been cleared for palm oil and cocoa plantations. Conservationists say the land is controlled by private companies who acquired it through corrupt means.
US Vice President Mike Pence said that Central American migrants who "cannot come legally" should not go to the US at all. Pence made the comments during a visit to Brazil, where he pledged US aid to Venezuelan migrants.
Columbia's top court has ruled that deforestation in the Amazon is detrimental to the health of the population. A group of 25 youths were the plaintiffs in a case that argued lack of action was costing them their future.
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