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Monday, Aug 26, 2019 at 12:43 AM EDT

Brazil's Bolsonaro Causes Global Outrage Over Amazon Fires

Brazil's Bolsonaro Causes Global Outrage Over Amazon Fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has insulted adversaries and allies, disparaged women, blacks and homosexuals, and even praised his country's 1964-1985 dictatorship. Yet nothing has rallied more anger at home...

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 08:25 PM EDT

G-7 Leaders Vow to Help Brazil Fight Fires, Repair Damage

G-7 Leaders Vow to Help Brazil Fight Fires, Repair Damage

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the...

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 10:17 AM EDT

Extinction Bites: Countries Agree to Protect Sharks and Rays

Extinction Bites: Countries Agree to Protect Sharks and Rays

Countries have agreed to protect more than a dozen shark species at risk of extinction, in a move aimed at conserving some of the ocean's most awe-inspiring creatures who have themselves become prey to...

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 09:00 PM EDT

Bolsonaro to Send Army to Fight Huge Fires in the Amazon

Bolsonaro to Send Army to Fight Huge Fires in the Amazon

Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil's Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to...

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 04:47 PM EDT

The Causes and Risks of the Amazon Fires

The Causes and Risks of the Amazon Fires

Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. The world's largest rainforest is often called the "lungs of the earth."

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 07:45 AM EDT

Global Worry Over Amazon Rainforest Fires Escalates

Global Worry Over Amazon Rainforest Fires Escalates

Amid global concern about raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil's government complained Thursday that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 04:27 PM EDT

Giraffes Move Closer to Endangered Species Protection

Giraffes Move Closer to Endangered Species Protection

Nations around the world moved Thursday to protect giraffes as an endangered species for the first time, drawing praise from conservationists and scowls from some sub-Saharan African nations. Thursday's vote by...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 06:01 PM EDT

Bernie Sanders' $16T Climate Plan Builds on Green New Deal

Bernie Sanders' $16T Climate Plan Builds on Green New Deal

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion climate plan on Thursday before touring a Northern California town ravaged by wildfire, declaring the setting a "wake-up call for our...

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 08:46 PM EDT

Toy Company Hasbro Is Saying Goodbye To Plastic

Toy Company Hasbro Is Saying Goodbye To Plastic

Hasbro said Tuesday that all its packaging for new products will be mostly plastic free by the end of 2022.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 09:12 PM EDT

UN: Don't Worry About Drinking Microplastics in Water

UN: Don't Worry About Drinking Microplastics in Water

The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky, but that research has been spotty and more is needed into their effects on the environment and...

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Nurse Charged With Abuse, Neglect After Daughter's Death
Nurse Charged With Abuse, Neglect After Daughter's Death

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Woman Dies After Car Goes Into Water Near Bay Harbor Islands

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Cameras Catch Man's Drink Being Drugged by Women at Hard Rock Casino

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Father of 3 in Coma After Double Hit-and-Run in Plantation

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Top Moments From the 4th Democratic Presidential Debate

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FBI Arrests Suspect Connected to Six South Florida Robberies

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