Latest Amazon River News

Brazil to allow miles of selective logging in effort to preserve the Amazon

Jul. 23, 2024 21:45 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — To combat ongoing destruction in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil announced a plan Tuesday to dramatically expand selective logging to an area the size of Costa Rica over the next two years. In Brazil, vast forest lands are designated as public yet have no...

Group says photos of reclusive tribe on Peru beach show logging concessions are 'dangerously close'

Jul. 18, 2024 16:08 PM EDT

An advocacy group for Indigenous peoples has released photographs of a reclusive tribe's members searching for food on a beach in the Peruvian Amazon, calling it evidence that logging concessions are “dangerously close” to the tribe's territory. Survival International said the...

Deforestation in Colombia fell to historic lows in 2023, environment minister says

Jul. 08, 2024 13:38 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Deforestation in Colombia fell 36% in 2023 versus the previous year, the government said Monday, marking the lowest level since records began. The decline was driven by a drop in environmental destruction in the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest,...

It's the longest bridge ever built in Peru, and so far, it goes nowhere

Jun. 21, 2024 10:15 AM EDT

SUCUSARI, Peru (AP) — It is the longest bridge ever built in Peru, a massive structure of cement and iron spanning the Nanay River as it connects to untouched areas of the Peruvian Amazon So far, it goes nowhere. The bridge is part of a federal highway project to...

Colombia marks 1st anniversary of rescue of 4 children in the Amazon after their plane crashed

Jun. 09, 2024 20:17 PM EDT

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Colombia marked the first anniversary Sunday of the rescue of four Indigenous children who survived a small plane crash in the Amazon rainforest in an operation that gripped the world’s attention. A small ceremony was held in a Bogota military base that included an...

Amazon Labor Union moves to affiliate with the Teamsters union amid struggles

Jun. 04, 2024 23:14 PM EDT

The Amazon Labor Union, a grassroots labor group that won a major victory at an Amazon warehouse two years ago, has agreed to affiliate with the Teamsters union, a move that’s bound to inject new energy into the struggling organization. Teamsters General President Sean M....

Poor neighborhood in Peru's Amazon region hosts film festival celebrating tropical forests

May. 26, 2024 23:16 PM EDT

BELÉN, Peru (AP) — In the heart of Peru’s Amazon region, a poor neighborhood put aside the trials and tribulations of everyday life and celebrated an international film festival with works from countries with tropical forests. Many who attended the 10-day event had never seen a...

Ohio police fatally shoot Amazon warehouse guard who tried to kill supervisor, authorities say

May. 14, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

A security guard trainee at an Amazon warehouse in Ohio was fatally shot by police after he tried to shoot his supervisor at close range and later shot an officer who was saved by his bulletproof vest, authorities said. The initial shooting occurred around 4:40 p.m. Sunday at the...

Incyte, Squarespace rise; Chimera Investment, Amazon fall, Monday, 5/13/2024

May. 13, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Monday: Incyte Corp., up $4.54 to $57.60. The specialty drugmaker announced plans to buy back up to $2 billion of its stock. Squarespace Inc., up $5.06 to $43.25. ...

Brazilian authorities bury deceased migrants who drifted in African boat to the Amazon

Apr. 25, 2024 22:03 PM EDT

BELEM, Brazil (AP) — The bodies of nine migrants found on an African boat off the northern coast of Brazil’s Amazon region were buried Thursday with a solemn ceremony in the Para state capital of Belem. Fishermen off the coast of Para found the boat adrift April 13, carrying the...