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.
Palm oil can be used in everything from cosmetics to fuel, and is cheap and efficient to produce. But this versatile crop has a dark side — its incredible popularity has caused widespread environmental destruction.
Forests, particularly tropical ones, are fundamental to the fight against climate change. They produce oxygen, store carbon and are home to millions of people and animals. Yet they are disappearing at an alarming rate.
Despite a raft of negative headlines on the trade front, the EU has been busy doing free trade deals with Canada, Japan and Mexico. A deal with South American bloc Mercosur may be next, with optimism on both sides.
More than a dozen fishermen are feared dead following a presumed pirate attack on ships in waters next to the Caribbean. Officials think the sea raiders came from neighboring Guyana.
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