There’s no doubt that Brazil’s fires are caused by deforestation, scientists say | Science

The rain forest is on fire in the Jamanxim Environmental Management Location near the city of Novo Progresso, Brazil. Victor Moriyama/Greenpeace​ SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL—“Dry weather, wind, and heat”—those were the... Read more »

Deforestation in the Amazon is shooting up, but Brazil’s president calls the data ‘a lie’ | Science

Gallo Images/Orbital Horizon/Copernicus Guard Data 2018/GETTY IMAGES Deforestation is shooting up once again in the Brazilian Amazon, according to satellite tracking data. But Brazil’s reactionary president, Jair Bolsonaro, whom... Read more »

Top stories: The science of false confessions, transforming blood types, and Brazil’s war on drugs | Science

(delegated right): DREW GURIAN; ISTOCK.COM/ARINDAM GHOSH; FABIO TEIXEIRA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES This psychologist explains why people confess to crimes they didn’t commit False confessions are remarkably typical. That’s in part since... Read more »

Climate Change May Drive 10% of Amphibian Species in Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest to Extinction

Climate conditions anticipate for 2050 and 2070 will be possibly deadly to species less adjusted to climate variation, according to Brazilian scientists (Aplastodiscus arildae/ picture: Bruno T. M. do... Read more »