Rain forests

Indonesia President Joko Widodo gestures as he speaks during a press conference at the palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Indonesia's president has announced to relocate the country's capital from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to East Kalimantan province. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
August 26, 2019 - 10:31 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's president says the country's capital will move from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to a site in sparsely populated East Kalimantan province on Borneo island, known for rainforests and orangutans. President Joko Widodo said Monday intense studies over...
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A fire burns trees and brush along the road to Jacunda National Forest, near the city of Porto Velho in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged tens of millions of dollars to help Amazon countries fight raging wildfires, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused rich countries of treating the region like a "colony." (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
August 26, 2019 - 9:03 pm
PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged tens of millions of dollars to help fight raging wildfires in the Amazon and protect its rainforest, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused rich countries of treating the region like a "colony." The international...
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A fire burns along the road to Jacunda National Forest, near the city of Porto Velho in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged tens of millions of dollars to help Amazon countries fight raging wildfires, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused rich countries of treating the region like a “colony.” (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
August 26, 2019 - 5:35 pm
PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged tens of millions of dollars to help fight raging wildfires in the Amazon and protect its rainforest, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused rich countries of treating the region like a "colony." The international...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and U.S President Donald Trump attend the final press conference during the G7 summit Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 in Biarritz, southwestern France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
August 26, 2019 - 10:53 am
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the summit of leaders from the Group of Seven democracies (all times local): 4:50 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says France and the U.S. have reached a "very good agreement" defusing tensions over a French tax on online giants like Google. The tax had...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and U.S President Donald Trump attend the final press conference during the G7 summit Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 in Biarritz, southwestern France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
August 26, 2019 - 10:50 am
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the summit of leaders from the Group of Seven democracies (all times local): 4:45 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says he hopes for a meeting in coming weeks between U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Speaking alongside...
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A fire burns in highway margins in the city of Porto Velho, Rondonia state, part of Brazil's Amazon, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
August 26, 2019 - 10:38 am
PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has insulted adversaries and allies, disparaged women, blacks and homosexuals, and even praised his country's 1964-1985 dictatorship. Yet nothing has rallied more anger at home and criticism from abroad than his response to fires raging...
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French President Emmanuel Macron attends a press conference that focused on climate during the G7 summit Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 in Biarritz. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)
August 26, 2019 - 10:13 am
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the summit of leaders from the Group of Seven democracies (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says a G-7 agreement on fighting the Amazon fires treats the region like a colony. The response came in a tweet Monday morning after French...
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From the left, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, French President Emmanuel Macron, Egyptian President and Chairman of the African Union Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a work session focused on climate in Biarritz, southwestern France, Monday Aug. 26, 2019, on the third day of the annual G7 Summit. The empty seat at third right was the place reserved for President Donald Trump, who according to Macron had skipped Monday's working session on the climate. At the same time Macron said that Trump supported an initiative by G-7 countries for an immediate $20 million fund to help Amazon countries fight wildfires and launch a long-term global initiative to protect the rainforest. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)
August 26, 2019 - 9:56 am
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the summit of leaders from the Group of Seven democracies (all times local): 3:55 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says he is considering launching an international campaign to help sub-Saharan African countries fight fires raging in the area that are...
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A fire burns in highway margins in the city of Porto Velho, Rondonia state, part of Brazil's Amazon, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
August 26, 2019 - 9:22 am
PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has insulted adversaries and allies, disparaged women, blacks and homosexuals, and even praised his country's 1964-1985 dictatorship. Yet nothing has rallied more anger at home and criticism from abroad than his response to fires raging...
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From the left, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, French President Emmanuel Macron, Egyptian President and Chairman of the African Union Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a work session focused on climate in Biarritz, southwestern France, Monday Aug. 26, 2019, on the third day of the annual G7 Summit. The empty seat at third right was the place reserved for President Donald Trump, who according to Macron had skipped Monday's working session on the climate. At the same time Macron said that Trump supported an initiative by G-7 countries for an immediate $20 million fund to help Amazon countries fight wildfires and launch a long-term global initiative to protect the rainforest. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)
August 26, 2019 - 8:15 am
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the summit of leaders from the Group of Seven democracies (all times local): 2:15 p.m. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says that the world faces "a dramatic climate emergency." He is urging leaders at a Sept. 23 summit in New York to agree to cut...
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