At first glance, the Cerrado looks barren. But the savanna boasts important aquifers and provides major carbon storage. Andressa Zumpano / Action Aid.

Only Now the World Is Starting to Learn How Vital Is Brazil’s Cerrado to Our Planet

On May 6, 2015, the Brazilian government officially recognized a special economic region, one ...

Royal flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus) in the Amazon by Philip Stouffer

The Radical Changes Fires Are Causing the Amazon Flora and Fauna

The number of fires burning in standing Amazon rainforest spiked dramatically in recent weeks, ...

Brazilian Indian ritual

Indians To Sue Brazil President After He Says They’re Becoming More Human

The main organization representing Brazil’s 300 indigenous tribes announced it would sue Brazilian President ...

A capuchin monkey in Brazil hoists a stone tool to crack open nuts. Luca Antonio Marino, CC BY-ND

A Farm in Brazil Provides a Unique Window on Human Evolution

Human beings used to be defined as “the tool-maker” species. But the uniqueness of ...