COVID-19: Brazil deploys army to help protect Indigenous people

Brazil’s coronavirus death toll has passed 60,000. And the infection rate continues to climb. As the pandemic rages, Indigenous people in the Amazon are especially at risk. Their communities are already under pressure from illegal mining and logging. Now they fear the pandemic could be the biggest threat yet. Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports. – … Read more COVID-19: Brazil deploys army to help protect Indigenous people

Brookfield Zoo Prepares to Reopen After Coronavirus Shutdown

Brookfield Zoo was set to reopen on Wednesday, July 1, following a shutdown of more than three months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Footage taken by the zoo shows 3-month-old Amur leopard cub Sasha, who was born on March 3 and introduced to the public via social media during the lockdown. The Amur leopard is … Read more Brookfield Zoo Prepares to Reopen After Coronavirus Shutdown

After years of peace, the conflict in Tasmania’s forests is back on | ABC News

Tasmania’s forests have a long history of conflict, but they’ve been peaceful since a deal was struck between environmentalists and loggers almost a decade ago. Now, a decision to phase out native logging in Victoria is expected to increase demand for Tasmanian timber. With increasing protest activity across the state, it seems the ‘forest wars’ … Read more After years of peace, the conflict in Tasmania’s forests is back on | ABC News

Investigation: Thousands of trees illegally felled to build IKEA’s flat pack empire

They’re the largest manufacturer, buyer and retailer of wood on the planet. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) IKEA’s factories consume more than 20 million cubic meters of wood a year. That works out as roughly one tree every second. The company tells consumers that the wood in its products comes from sustainable forests. But a major investigation by … Read more Investigation: Thousands of trees illegally felled to build IKEA’s flat pack empire

Enough applause: French health workers rally anew for post-coronavirus reforms

After logging three months through a public health crisis, doctors, nurses, and healthcare aides will hit the streets again across France on Tuesday to make sure the government’s recent pledges for hospitals stay close to mind. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our … Read more Enough applause: French health workers rally anew for post-coronavirus reforms

Brazil arrests dozens in Amazon logging ring

Brazilian police stormed a dozen sawmills in the Amazon rainforest in a dawn raid on Tuesday, arresting about 30 people accused of involvement in an illegal logging ring. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the … Read more Brazil arrests dozens in Amazon logging ring

Illegal Logging in Romania

Illegal logging in Romania is destroying virgin forests and inciting violence in nearby communities. Meet 3 people trying to make change happen and protect the ancient woodlands in the country, home to some of Europe’s last large carnivores, and reduce the poverty and inequality generated by the practice. (Camera: Ioan-Mircea Topoleanu) Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more Illegal Logging in Romania

Lessons From Nature: How Can We Prevent The Next Pandemic?

“When this Covid-19 pandemic is over, we cannot go back to business as usual,” said Professor Andrew Cunningham, a veterinary pathologist for the Zoological Society of London, “we have to learn from our past mistakes and change the way we interact with wildlife and change the way we interact with nature.” Professor Cunningham said human … Read more Lessons From Nature: How Can We Prevent The Next Pandemic?

Corporations are Buying Spy Software to Keep Tabs on Employees Working from Home

Your company might be using software to monitor its employees logging in remotely due to the coronavirus… and it’s 100% legal. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake on Facebook: facebook.com/quicktake Follow QuickTake on Instagram: instagram.com/quicktake Subscribe to our newsletter: https://bit.ly/2FJ0oQZ Email us at quicktakenews@gmail.com QuickTake … Read more Corporations are Buying Spy Software to Keep Tabs on Employees Working from Home

Are Your Smart Devices Spying On You? | This Morning

The UK’s ITV1 show This Morning has this feature on Smart Devices, and asked if they are spying on their unwitting users: Could hackers be spying on you through your baby monitors? And is your Alexa logging every conversation you have? As the National Cyber Security Centre warns that home baby monitors and smart cameras … Read more Are Your Smart Devices Spying On You? | This Morning

Empty Offices, Full Homes: Covid-19 Might Strain the Internet

With more people working from home to avoid coronavirus, will the internet break? The short answer is probably not. The longer answer is that there will be disruptions. To protect workers and help stem the spread of Covid-19, companies like Twitter Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are telling employees who can work from home … Read more Empty Offices, Full Homes: Covid-19 Might Strain the Internet

Guardians of the Amazon (Full Documentary)

As the Amazon Rain Forest faces a crucial tipping point amidst the increase of illegal logging activities, Dan Harris and his team embed with the Guardians, a small indigenous group taking up arms to hunt down illegal loggers and fight for their land. READ MORE: https://abcn.ws/2HBwQTZ SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://www.youtube.com/ABCNews/ Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ … Read more Guardians of the Amazon (Full Documentary)

Is the Amazon rainforest beyond saving? – BBC Newsnight

For decades, scientists have warned of an ‘Amazon tipping-point’: the point at which the forest loses its ability to renew itself and begins to emit more carbon than it absorbs. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F A ten year study suggests that the rainforest – a vital carbon sink that slows the pace of global … Read more Is the Amazon rainforest beyond saving? – BBC Newsnight

The trade routes that threaten biodiversity

One of the major threats to biodiversity worldwide is international trade. The production of goods for export often involves logging, mining, fishing or other activities that can damage natural habitats. To figure out where the drive for these goods is coming from, researchers traced the production of goods in one country to consumers in another. … Read more The trade routes that threaten biodiversity