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Amazon River: Longest river in South America
The Amazon River in South America is the largest river by discharge volume of water in the world, and by most accepted definitions it is the longest.


Brazil: Amazon land defender killed by illegal loggers

Paulo Paulino Guajajara, who fought to protect Brazil's indigenous land, was ambushed by loggers.
BBC News - Published

The pink dolphins giving people their lives back

A physiotherapist working with wild dolphins in the Amazon river has helped more than 600 children.
BBC News - Published

Amazon fires drive spike in child breathing problems in Brazil: study

The surge in fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest this year fueled a spike in young children being treated for breathing problems as smoke clouded the air throughout the region, according to a study..
Reuters - Published

Brazil fires official after comments on illegal Amazon mining fight

A regional head of Brazil's environmental authority was fired on Wednesday, a week after being named, after he made public comments saying he would no longer burn machinery, some of it seized from..
Reuters - Published

Amazon countries to seek deal on forest protection at Colombia summit

Leaders from Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana and Peru and Suriname have begun discussion of possible regional measures to protect the Amazon at a Friday summit, amid recent fires which..
Reuters - Published

Brazil agents raid illegal miners in Amazon as environmental enforcement ratchets up

Federal agents in Brazil exchanged gunfire with illegal miners in the Amazon state of Para on Friday, according to Reuters witnesses, in a dramatic example of how Brazil has stepped up environmental..
Reuters - Published

EU piles pressure on Brazil over Amazon fires

The European Union piled pressure on Friday on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over fires raging in the Amazon basin, with Ireland and France saying they could block a trade deal and Finland urging..
Reuters - Published

Varadkar says Ireland will try to block Mercosur trade deal over Amazon concerns

Ireland will try to block a free trade deal between the European Union and South American Mercosur bloc unless Brazil takes action to protect the Amazon rainforest, Irish Prime Minister Leo Vardakar..
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro says criticism over Amazon interferes with Brazil's sovereignty

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said in a Facebook live broadcast on Thursday that countries that give money to preserve the Amazon rainforest do not do it for charity, but to "interfere with our..
Reuters - Published

Brazil prosecutors probe surge in Amazon deforestation and fires

Federal prosecutors in Brazil said on Thursday they will investigate a spike in deforestation and wildfires raging in the Amazon state of ParΓ‘ to determine whether there has been reduced monitoring..
Reuters - Published

Amazon deforestation: Brazil's Bolsonaro dismisses data as 'lies'

The Brazilian president accuses the national space agency of exaggerating the scale of deforestation.
BBC News - Published

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