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Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 09:00 PM EDT

Bolsonaro to Send Army to Fight Huge Fires in the Amazon

Bolsonaro to Send Army to Fight Huge Fires in the Amazon

Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil's Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to...

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 04:47 PM EDT

The Causes and Risks of the Amazon Fires

The Causes and Risks of the Amazon Fires

Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. The world's largest rainforest is often called the "lungs of the earth."

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 07:45 AM EDT

Global Worry Over Amazon Rainforest Fires Escalates

Global Worry Over Amazon Rainforest Fires Escalates

Amid global concern about raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil's government complained Thursday that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 04:27 PM EDT

Giraffes Move Closer to Endangered Species Protection

Giraffes Move Closer to Endangered Species Protection

Nations around the world moved Thursday to protect giraffes as an endangered species for the first time, drawing praise from conservationists and scowls from some sub-Saharan African nations. Thursday's vote by...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 06:01 PM EDT

Bernie Sanders' $16T Climate Plan Builds on Green New Deal

Bernie Sanders' $16T Climate Plan Builds on Green New Deal

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion climate plan on Thursday before touring a Northern California town ravaged by wildfire, declaring the setting a "wake-up call for our...

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 08:46 PM EDT

Toy Company Hasbro Is Saying Goodbye To Plastic

Toy Company Hasbro Is Saying Goodbye To Plastic

Hasbro said Tuesday that all its packaging for new products will be mostly plastic free by the end of 2022.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 09:12 PM EDT

UN: Don't Worry About Drinking Microplastics in Water

UN: Don't Worry About Drinking Microplastics in Water

The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky, but that research has been spotty and more is needed into their effects on the environment and...

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 08:40 PM EDT

Environmentalists Sue Over Endangered Species Act Rollbacks

Environmentalists Sue Over Endangered Species Act Rollbacks

Seven environmental and animal protection groups teamed up to file the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's rollback of the Endangered Species Act. The environmental law nonprofit Earthjustice...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 10:13 AM EDT

Bolsonaro Suggests NGOs Setting Amazon Fires, Gives No Proof

Bolsonaro Suggests NGOs Setting Amazon Fires, Gives No Proof

Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 01:13 PM EDT

Actor Javier Bardem Urges UN Delegates to Protect Oceans

Actor Javier Bardem Urges UN Delegates to Protect Oceans

Spanish actor and environmental activist Javier Bardem said Monday "we are all villains" for playing "deaf and blind" and not caring about the world's oceans, which are under more pressure than at any time in...

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2019 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks
2019 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks
NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut are proud to join forces with the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. This 5k walk raises funds for breast cancer research and... Read more
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