Dry ground of the Jaguari dam, during a drought in Joanópolis, near São Paulo, Brazil. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Brazil Loses 16% of Its Water. Blame it on the Amazon Deforestation

Recurring drought, regular power outages and a devastated farming industry – these are the ...

Mata Atlântica Forest - Wikimedia Commons

Brazil’s Atlantic Forest Will See More Changes in Five Decades than in the Last 21,000 Years

Brazil’s Atlantic Forest is one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. Roughly ...

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, ...