US naturalist battles with snake for TV, but not eaten alive as promised

When naturalist Paul Rosolie wanted to focus attention on the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, he decided he needed a stunt guaranteed to get people looking.

Brazil police arrests 'deforestation gang' in Amazon rainforest
Brazil police arrests 'deforestation gang' in Amazon rainforest

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: Brazil police on Friday arrested a gang who have carried out the worst environmental crimes of performing deforestation in the Amazon region.

No good roles penned for Indians in Hollywood: Imran

Actor Imran Khan, who has lent his voice to a character in the Hindi version of animation film `Rio 2`, says he is not keen on acting in Hollywood as not many good roles are written for Indian actors there.

Deforestation of Brazil`s Amazon jumps 28 percent

The Brazilian government said Thursday that deforestation of its Amazon rainforest rose by 28 percent over the period of August 2012 to July 2013.

Brazil`s greenhouse gas emissions drop

Brazil`s greenhouse gas emissions dropped 36.7 percent in the past seven years, according to a study released Thursday by the country`s climate monitoring centre.

More than 400 new species discovered in Amazon rainforest

A monkey which purrs when contented, a vegetarian piranha, a shy lizard---these are some of the amazing new species discovered over the past four years in the Amazon rainforest.

Amazon rainforest hit hard by megadrought

An Amazon rainforest area twice the size of California has been hit hard by a megadrought that began in 2005 and caused widespread damage to the canopy that blankets the dense vegetation, says a new NASA-led study.

Amazon rainforest can survive global warming: Study

Man-made global warming may have little effect on some common species of trees in the Amazon rainforest as they date back more than 8 million years and have survived through massive temperature fluctuations, scientists claim.

Fungi to save world from environmental catastrophe?

Scientists say they have found a "plastic-eating" fungi in the Amazon rainforest, which they claim could save the world from environmental catastrophe.

Sting and wife organise concert to save Amazon rainforest

Sting and his actress wife Trudie Styler have organised their latest concert aimed at raising money and awareness for the preservation of the Amazon rainforest and its destruction.

Amazon rainforest remedy for toothache

Acmella oleracea is so potent that it might even replace uncomfortable anaesthetic shots and provide a natural remedy for teething babies.

Google maps Amazon rainforest

The project is to let Internet users virtually explore the world`s largest river, its wildlife and its communities.

Sunday Times apologises for disputing Amazon rainforest claim

The Sunday Times has apologised for dubbing as “unsubstantiated” the claim that 40% of Amazon rainforest faces risk from climate change.