• The Amazon’s Boiling River Kills Anything That Enters
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    The Amazon’s Boiling River Kills Anything That Enters

    (atmospheric music) – Imagine a river, hot enough to kill you, said to be the home of a powerful Amazonian water spirit. That place is real, and I’ve been there. It’s the Shanay-timpishka, the boiling river of the Amazon. (lively music) My name’s Andrés Ruzo, and I’m a geothermal scientist and conservationist. As a boy in Lima, my grandfather told me this crazy story about the search for the lost city of gold. (speaking in foreign language) But there was a detail in that story, about a river that boiled. I certainly imagined it, but never really dwelled on it, it was just a detail. It’s getting much hotter. It…

  • Brazilian military begins operations to fight Amazon fires
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    Brazilian military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

    FOR US, APPRECIATE IT.>>TRANSLATOR: CAN’T UNDERSTAND HOW PEOPLE WANT TO DESTROY A CLEAN PLACE WITH FIRES. I CAN’T UNDERSTAND. AMAZON IS SO IMPORTANT FOR THE WORLD. YOU CAN’T DO THAT WITH THE AMAZON. THAT’S COMPLETELY WRONG, AND WE HAVE TO ACT. WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING QUICKLY BEFORE THE TIME ENDS. ERIC: THOSE MASSIVE FIRES ARE CONTINUING IN THE AMAZON TRIGGERING A GLOBAL CALL FOR ACTION. WORLD LEADERS DISCUSSING THAT CRISIS AT THE G7 SUMMIT IN FRANCE AS PROTESTERS IN BRAZIL TAKE TO THE STREETS. THIS COMING AFTER THE BRAZILIAN MILITARY NOW JOINING IN OPERATIONS. THE PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING, U.S., — THE IS STANDING BY REAY TO HELP — THE…

  • She Fell 10,000 Feet And Survived 11 Days in the Amazon Rainforest
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    She Fell 10,000 Feet And Survived 11 Days in the Amazon Rainforest

    She was exhausted, but she needed to keep moving. Her head throbbed with hunger. Every part of her body ached; she was covered in mosquito bites and had second degree sunburns. Her wristwatch stopped long ago, but she tried to estimate how many days it had been since she had fallen from the sky. At twilight she heard voices and thought that she was imagining things again. But then three men walked out of the rainforest and were stunned to see her. “I’m a girl who was in the LANSA crash,” she told them. “My name is Juliane.” Born to German zoologist parents Maria and Hans-Wilhelm on October 10, 1954,…

  • STRANGE Discoveries In The Amazon
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    STRANGE Discoveries In The Amazon

    From see-through amphibians no bigger than a thumbnail to steaming hot waters that course through the rainforest, today we look at Strange Discoveries In The Amazon. Number 10. Solar Halos When travelling the Tambopata river in Peru, be sure to look to the sky every break in the canopy for a gorgeous sight that occurs rarely in other parts of the world. Often referred to as a sun or solar halo, an optical formation decorates the bright sky crafting a variety of spectral effects. Of these different effects arise different types of halos, with the most common forms being circular halos, light pillars, and sun dogs. Circular halos occur when…

  • Fires Ravage the Amazon | The Daily Show
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    Fires Ravage the Amazon | The Daily Show

    Climate change. It’s once again the top issue for many people in America, partly because of the devastation of Hurricane Dorian, which is such a crazy storm that it somehow hit the Bahamas, the Carolinas and then, thanks to President Trump’s Sharpie pen, also Alabama. Yeah. Trump basically thinks his Sharpie can bend reality to be whatever he wants it to be, which I guess is why all his family photos look like this. But the conversation about climate change is happening all over the world more than ever, right now. And the focus is on another major disaster unfolding in Brazil. Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, the world’s largest, is burning…

  • The Amazon Rainforest Doesn’t Produce 20% of Our Oxygen, Here’s Why
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    The Amazon Rainforest Doesn’t Produce 20% of Our Oxygen, Here’s Why

    You may have seen images like this all over social media. The Amazon rainforest is burning, and these images have, understandably, caused international alarm, with media outlets, NGO’s and politicians all weighing in on the conversation about the value of one of the most unique and biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. Amidst all the discussion, one particular claim has stood out: that the forests of the Amazon are the lungs of the Earth, producing 20% of the world’s oxygen. But, that’s not exactly right. Now, the Amazon is the world’s largest remaining rainforest, covering between 6-8 million square km of land, holding millions of species, from plants to insects, birds,…

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    Bolsonaro changes tone, will accept foreign aid to fight Amazon fires

    MARKS. WE WILL KEEP EYE ON IT NEXT FEW DAYS. JACKIE: INTERNATIONAL CRITICISM, BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT BOLSONARO REVERSING HIS STANCE, SAYING THE GOVERNMENT WILL ACCEPT INTERNATIONAL AID AS LONG AS BRAZIL DECIDE HOW TO USE THE MONEY. WE HAVE A ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMIST AT THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION. GREAT TO SEE YOU, NICK. HOW DOES THIS IMPACT PRESIDENT BOLSONARO’S REPUTATION? HE IS FLIP-FLOPPING ON THIS DECISION. ALSO PART THE DECISION HE DIDN’T WANT TO ACCEPT SAID BICKERING WITH OTHER WORLD LEADERS. IT DOESN’T MAKE HIM LOOK LIKE A STRONG LEADER?>>YOU KNOW IN SOME CASES IT DOES, BECAUSE SOVEREIGNTY WAS SUCH A BIG ISSUE FOR THE PRESIDENT, BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT, FOR THE BRAZILIAN PEOPLE. THIS…

  • Amazon Reaches Tipping Point As Wildfires Continue | Sunday TODAY
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    Amazon Reaches Tipping Point As Wildfires Continue | Sunday TODAY

    AMAZON, GOOD MORNING.>>Reporter: WELL, GOOD MORNING>>Reporter: WELL, GOOD MORNING FROM THE AMAZON, WILLIE. FROM THE AMAZON, WILLIE. LISTEN TO THE SYMPHONY HERE. LISTEN TO THE SYMPHONY HERE. THE DESTRUCTION OF THESE RAIN THE DESTRUCTION OF THESE RAIN FOREST HERE BEGAN IN THE 1970s FOREST HERE BEGAN IN THE 1970s BUT REALLY IT WAS NOT UNTIL THE BUT REALLY IT WAS NOT UNTIL THE 1980s PEOPLE START TO MAKE 1980s PEOPLE START TO MAKE NOTICE. NOTICE. THINGS ARE DIFFERENT. THINGS ARE DIFFERENT. LET’S TAKE A LOOK ABOVE AS WE LET’S TAKE A LOOK ABOVE AS WE FLY OVER THE STUNNING CANOPY FLY OVER THE STUNNING CANOPY HERE IN BRAZIL. HERE IN…

  • How Amazon Fires Are Impacting Global Weather Patterns | NBC News Now
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    How Amazon Fires Are Impacting Global Weather Patterns | NBC News Now

    >>RECORD BREAKING FIRES KEEP BURNING IN AMAZON’S REGION. BURNING IN AMAZON’S REGION.>>Reporter: IN THE WAR TO SAVE>>Reporter: IN THE WAR TO SAVE THE AMAZON RAIN FOREST, THIS IS THE AMAZON RAIN FOREST, THIS IS ONE OF THE LOST BATTLE FIELDS. ONE OF THE LOST BATTLE FIELDS. FOLKS COME IN WITH CHAIN SAWS FOLKS COME IN WITH CHAIN SAWS AND CLEAR CUT, THEN CAUGHT ON AND CLEAR CUT, THEN CAUGHT ON FIRE. FIRE. THIS AREA BURNED ABOUT A WEEK THIS AREA BURNED ABOUT A WEEK AGE. AGE. THE IDEA IS ONCE THIS IS FINALLY THE IDEA IS ONCE THIS IS FINALLY CLEARED, IT WILL BE TURNED INTO CLEARED, IT WILL BE…

  • The REAL Reason Why The Media Isn’t Talking About The Amazon Rainforest
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    The REAL Reason Why The Media Isn’t Talking About The Amazon Rainforest

    Hello my friends and welcome back to InformOverload, the channel that looks to keep the news fun and entertaining while also informing you about what’s going on in our wonderful world. I’m your host Jarred Bronstein, and today, we’re going to be talking about why the mainstream media hasn’t been talking about what’s happening in the Amazon Rainforest. But before we jump into it, be sure to subscribe so you can stay up to date with the world’s latest news, follow the iO team on instagram so you can see some fun behind the scenes stuff, and stick around until the end of the video where I’ll reply to some…