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WorldG-7, Amazon wildfires: 5 things to know this weekend

12:25  24 august  2019
12:25  24 august  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Amazon rainforest fires: Smoke can be seen from space

Amazon rainforest fires: Smoke can be seen from space Smoke from record wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest blanketed São Paulo on Monday and could be seen from space.

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The surge in wildfires raging through the Amazon rainforest is posing a threat to the environment beyond Brazil's borders.Environmental experts say the destruct. Images of wildfires and plumes of smoke hovering over parts of Brazil prompted international alarm this week , shining a spotlight on the

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Tensions are high in advance of G-7 summit

World leaders will arrive Saturday in southwest France for the annual G-7 summit amid fears of a global recession and as disputes over trade and climate change test unity. And then there’s President Donald Trump, who has continuously stoked divisions within the group. Last year, he refused to sign a joint communique and left the summit early. To avoid another display of division, the group will not even attempt to sign a communique this year — the first time in its 44-year history. There's also the question of whether Russia should be invited back into the G-7, as per Trump's request earlier this week. The group's members kicked Russia out of the elite club in 2014 after it invaded and annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will also be making his debut, injecting the possibility of more drama and unpredictability into the sessions.

Brazilian environmental minister heckled over record Amazon fires: 'Stop Ecocide!'

Brazilian environmental minister heckled over record Amazon fires: 'Stop Ecocide!' The environmental minister of Brazil was met with boos and heckles when he took the stage at a meeting on climate change Wednesday as massive wildfires continued to rage for more than two weeks in the world’s largest rainforest. © FoxNews.com Amazon wildfires darkened the skies in Sao Paulo, Brazil as the blaze rages on. Ricardo Salles attended the U.N.’s Latin American and Caribbean Climate Week conference on Wednesday and when his name was announced, the plenary booed and shouted at him. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

"But accusing me of being a Captain Nero setting fire to things is irresponsible. It is campaigning against Brazil," the president told French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said the Amazon wildfires were an "international crisis" as he called on this weekend 's G 7 summit to address the issue.

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A pivotal, often overlooked moment in U.S. history is being marked

The first recorded landing of enslaved Africans in America is being commemorated this weekend in Virginia. Ceremonies include Sunday's Healing Day on the Chesapeake Bay, where ships traded men and women from Angola for food and supplies in August 1619. That action presaged a trade and industry built on African labor that would reach a staggering scale in the United States over 200 years. On Sunday, a bell will ring for four minutes, while churches across the country are expected to join in. Help us record black history and American history by sharing your story.

Amazon fires caused by humans, environmentalists say

Amazon fires caused by humans, environmentalists say The rainforest protection group Amazon Watch says farmers, emboldened by the government, intentionally set the forest ablaze

The Amazon is the largest tropical forest in the world, covering 5 . 5 million square kilometres, an ecological treasure threatened by escalating deforestation and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has accused non-governmental organisations of setting wildfires in the Amazon rainforest to damage his

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The Amazon is still on fire

Fires continue to rage in the Amazon, the world's largest tropical rainforest, at an alarming rate. So far this year, there have been roughly 74,000 fires — up 84 percent from the same period last year.Why is this happening? People are illegally clearing land in the Amazon for business prospects, such as growing agriculture or raising cattle. What's feeding the fire? The trees, plants and animals in the Amazon are not adaptive to fire and are easily killed, which makes putting out a wildfire in the Amazon "basically impossible." So, what can be done about this? For starters, stop sharing outdated photos. While well-intentioned celebrities have been drawing attention to the wildfires, the photos they are posting range anywhere from one to 30 years old. Some don't even show the Amazon rainforest at all. Here are the real photos you need to see.

Hello, college football

It's back! College football fans have been waiting more than seven months for the sport they love to return to the field. And this weekend they'll be treated to a marquee matchup to kick off the season. No. 8 Florida faces Miami (Fla.) as the schools renew what used to be a heated rivalry in the Sunshine State. The Gators and Hurricanes have only met six times since 1987, but there will be much at stake for both programs when they meet on neutral ground in Orlando (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET). The other significant game Saturday sees Hawaii hosting Arizona (CBSSN, 10:30 p.m. ET). The two games serve as an appetizer for the first full weekend of action during the Labor Day holiday.

Trump says he offered Bolsonaro assistance with Amazon rainforest fires

Trump says he offered Bolsonaro assistance with Amazon rainforest fires President Trump on Friday said he offered assistance Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro if needed to address wildfires that are engulfing parts of the Amazon Rainforest.Trump tweeted that U.S. has "very exciting" trade prospects with Brazil, and that the relationship between the two countries is "perhaps stronger than ever before.""I told him if the United States can help with the Amazon Rainforest fires, we stand ready to assist!" Trump tweeted. Just spoke with President @JairBolsonaro of Brazil. Our future Trade prospects are very exciting and our relationship is strong, perhaps stronger than ever before.

The Amazon is on fire – here are 5 things you need to know . BERLIN, Germany – The fires raging in the Amazon rainforest amount to an "acute emergency" and Chancellor Angela Merkel believes it should be discussed by world leaders when they meet for this weekend 's G 7 summit, her spokesman

Dow to rise; bond yields tick higher; Fed may be behind the curve; China warns US on trade; and this weekend 's G - 7 summit seems doomed for failure. Over the weekend , Trump warned China that a Tiananmen Square-like crackdown on Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters would make reaching a

It's been one year since the death of John McCain

Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of John McCain's death, the political maverick known for forging a record of bipartisanship throughout his career. The six-term U.S. senator disclosed in July 2017 that he had been diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer called glioblastoma. He died four days before his 82nd birthday. Earlier this week, his wife Cindy McCain criticized the current state of politics, emphasizing that she doesn't see anyone carrying on the bipartisan way that her husband had for years in Washington. And in an op-ed published Wednesday by the Washington Post, Cindy McCain called for civility in government: "John was a passionate partisan. But he was a statesman, too, and statesmen accept the necessity of cooperation and compromise to make some progress on the challenges our country faces."

Ranchers blamed for deforestation in Brazil rely on a booming business.
By some estimates, about 80% of deforestation in the Amazon has been to make way for cattle ranches . Assuero Veronez, president of the area's Agricultural Federation, is in lockstep with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who wants to open more of the Amazon for business. He argues that fires are normal during the dry season and that the current outrage around the world is politically motivated. But scientists call that view dangerously misguided. If nothing changes, they said the balance between human activity and protecting the Amazon is rapidly tipping against the rainforest.

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