World leaders have only met for a few days in Glasgow, Scotland to discuss new steps to fight the climate crisis. But already some important new promises are being made that could protect large areas of forests and lead to less pollution.
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As humans take over more and more of the planet, animals who normally travel over large areas are struggling to survive. One way of helping these animals is to create bridges and tunnels to help them cross dangerous roads.
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.
In today's news roundup, Typhoon Faxai hits Japan, Norway is struck with a mystery dog illness, an artist plants a forest in a soccer stadium, and a boy gets teased for a t-shirt he created, which goes on to be a best-seller.
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.
A man in Indonesia is walking backwards for 435 miles (700 km). He's making the trip to encourage the government and others to protect and rebuild Indonesia's rainforests.
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.
Two groups that work to protect the environment are warning that American use of thick bathroom tissue is doing a lot of damage to the largest untouched forests in the world.