Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicAmazon rainforest

Topic: Amazon rainforest

A man from Kerala, Brazil’s Amazon rainforests & his 26-year fight to protect ‘Earth’s lungs’

Kottayam-born Shaji Thomas has been living in Brazil for 32 years. In this period, he took Brazilian citizenship and became the country's only Indian-origin lawyer to serve Amazonian communities.

Amazon rainforest is now actually making planet warmer, finds first study of its kind

The study analyses existing data about rainforests and climate change, and attributes natural as well as human factors to increased emissions from the rainforest.

Scientists create the world’s fastest camera that can record UV-range photons in real time

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

The Amazon is burning in 2020 again. It can just lead to more pandemics

According to the Global Fire Emissions Database project run by NASA, fires in the Amazon in 2020 surpassed those of 2019.

Germany’s second wave, Kenya cancels school year, Amazonians in distress & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Virus grows world’s rich-poor education gap, UK not wearing masks & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Evidence of brain surgery in ancient Greece, a sharp spike in methane emissions in 2019

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Amazon forest fires melting glaciers 1,000 miles away

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Amazon’s tallest tree has suddenly grown even taller, but scientists can’t figure out how

The Guiana Shield of north-eastern Amazonia, which accounts for nearly 9 per cent of world’s remaining tropical forests, may contain lots of these gigantic trees.

Amazon’s gold, military legacy fuel Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s rainforest rage

Jair Bolsonaro, the subject of global criticism for fanning the flames of the Amazon's destruction, believes the rainforest is a Brazilian asset and not the world's.

On Camera

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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