Amazon fires - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Amazon fires


Pope Francis blames Amazon fires on destructive 'interests'

Oct 06, 2019 - 6:32 PM

'The fire of God is warmth that attracts and gathers into unity. It is fed by sharing, not by profits,' says the Pope

ON AMAZON. Pope Francis speaks as he celebrates a mass on October 6, 2019 at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, for the opening of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Greta's truth-telling and Bolsonaro's politics of denial

Sep 29, 2019 - 12:31 AM

Climate change, the Amazon, and Metro Manila congestion

'Fallacy' to say Amazon is the heritage of humankind – Bolsonaro

Sep 24, 2019 - 11:30 PM

'It is a fallacy to say that the Amazon is the heritage of humankind, and a misconception confirmed by scientists to say that our Amazon forests are the lungs of the world,' says Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro

'FALLACY.' Jair Bolsonaro, president of Brazil,  speaks at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly September 24, 2019, in New York. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

As global leaders meet, the Amazon rainforest burns

Sep 22, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The rate of deforestation in the Amazon has nearly doubled since far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro came to power in January

AMAZON ON FIRE. View of a burnt area of forest in Altamira, Para state, Brazil, in the Amazon basin, on August 27, 2019. Photo by Joao Laet/AFP

G7 pledges millions to fight Amazon fires

Aug 27, 2019 - 7:57 AM

Nearly 80,000 forest fires have been detected in Brazil since the beginning of the year – just over half of them in the massive Amazon basin

FOREST FIRES. Brazilian farmer Helio Lombardo Do Santos and a dog walk through a burnt area of the Amazon rainforest, near Porto Velho, Rondonia state, Brazil, on August 26, 2019. Photo by Carl de Souza/AFP

G7 to help nations hit by Amazon fires – Macron

Aug 25, 2019 - 8:39 PM

'Our teams are making contact with all the Amazon countries so we can finalize some very concrete commitments involving technical resources and funding,' French President Emmanuel Macron says

Photo from NOAA

Pope Francis fears for Amazon, planet's 'vital lung'

Aug 25, 2019 - 7:08 PM

He urges the world's 1.3 billion Catholics to pray for the fires to be extinguished as quickly as possible

POPE'S MESSAGE. Pope Francis speaks from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St. Peter's square during the weekly Angelus prayer on August 25, 2019 at the Vatican. Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as Amazon outrage grows

Aug 24, 2019 - 10:26 PM

(UPDATED) Official figures show 78,383 forest fires were recorded in Brazil so far in 2019, the highest number of any year since 2013

DEFORESTED LAND. Aerial picture showing a deforested piece of land in the Amazon rainforest near an area affected by fires, about 65 km from Porto Velho, in the state of Rondonia, in northern Brazil, on August 23, 2019. Photo by Carl de Souza/AFP

Why is part of the Amazon burning?

Aug 24, 2019 - 2:18 PM

Amazon deforestation began in the 1970s, reaching its peak rate at the end of the 1990s and the start of the 2000s

Photo from NOAA

The Amazon is on fire: Here are 5 things you need to know

Aug 24, 2019 - 8:30 AM

The fires are emitting huge amounts of carbon, with smoke plumes visible thousands of kilometers away


Brazil's Bolsonaro authorizes army to help fight Amazon fires

Aug 23, 2019 - 11:53 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's decision comes as demonstrations are held around the world over the fires in the Amazon forest

WORD WAR. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro blasts his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron as having a 'colonialist mentality' for rallying G-7 countries to address wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest. File photo by Jacques Witt/Pool/AFP

Brazil's Bolsonaro blames Amazon fires on NGOs as Twitter erupts

Aug 22, 2019 - 7:27 AM

'No matter how successful we are, if our Earth dies, we all die,' says one Twitter post

Brazil's right-wing presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party (PSL), Jair Bolsonaro votes during runoff elections, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 28, 2018. (Photo by RICARDO MORAES / POOL / AFP)

Amazon launches low-cost tablet with Alexa assistant

Sep 09, 2016 - 12:08 AM

The 8 inch 20 centimeter display Fire HD tablet will start at 89 for US customers making it one of the least expensive on the market

THE FIRE HD 8. Amazon is now taking pre-orders for its new tablet. Screen shot from Amazon promotional video.

US court rules Amazon liable for kids' app charges

Apr 28, 2016 - 12:19 AM

The US Federal Trade Commission says the court backed its lawsuit which argues Amazon failed to get consent from parents whose children made in app purchases on the Kindle and Fire tablets sometimes racking up huge bills

AMAZON. A picture made available on 28 October 2014 shows the Amazon e-trader's new logistics center in Sady, near Poznan, west Poland, October 24, 2014. File Photo by Jakub Kaczmarczyk/EPA

Tablet market ended 2015 on weak note – research firm

Feb 02, 2016 - 12:54 PM

More people switched to laptops while others are taking longer to replace their tablets

epa04922919 Apple's new iPad Pro on display following Apple's announcement of new products during an event from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California, USA, 09 September 2015. Apple launched a revamped Apple TV on 09 September, calling its focus on apps 'the future of television.' The online content hub integrates TV and movie viewing, video games, music and other media with a new operating system, TV OS, and a souped-up remote that searches for content and controls playback with voice control. At a product presentation before thousands of journalists and Apple employees in San Francisco, Apple introduced the latest iPhone and iPads, as well as new designs and features for Apple Watch. EPA/MONICA DAVEY

Retina iPad mini vs Galaxy Tab S (TechRap)

Jun 26, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Would you be better off getting a Retina iPad mini or the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S?

Amazon unveils Fire Phone

Jun 19, 2014 - 2:27 AM

The Fire Phone joins Amazon s lineup of devices such as the Kindle ebook reader the Kindle Fire tablet and the FireTV set top box