Under Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, more of the country's Amazon rainforest has been lost in the last year than in any of the last 12 years. The loss carries serious climate effects for the rest of the world.
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For months, the presidents of the United States and Brazil have played down the dangers of the coronavirus. Now the countries lead the world in coronavirus cases and deaths. Yesterday, Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, announced that he had COVID-19.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…Singapore uses a robot dog to encourage social distancing, an 11-year-old skateboarder does three complete turns in the air, and an injured hiker in Tasmania is found and rescued thanks to three little words.
Two recent oil spills are a reminder of the environmental dangers of using oil for fuel. A huge leak from an oil ship near Brazil and a pipeline leak in North Dakota show how hard it is to keep oil from spilling.
In today's news roundup, Australia's newspapers black out their front pages in protest, Japan's Emperor Naruhito takes the throne, and scientists get an earful from the world's loudest bird.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has sent Brazil's army to try to help bring forest fires in the Amazon rainforest under control. The move comes after weeks of inaction which brought criticism from around the world.
In today's news roundup, tens of thousands of women march in Brazil, a Russian plane lands in a cornfield, Tunisia has 26 people running for president, and a 15-year-old girl makes social media posts from her refrigerator - maybe.
Huge amounts of Brazil's unique rainforest are being destroyed quickly under the country's new president, Jair Bolsonaro. Since he became president in January, more forest is being cut down and less is being done about it.
A beauty company in Brazil will soon begin selling two brand-new perfumes. But there's an unusual story behind the perfumes - the smells were created by a computer.
Scientists working in Brazil have discovered a collection of termite mounds that cover an area as large as Britain. The oldest mound they tested is close to 4,000 years old.