Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest hits three football fields per minute

The rate of deforestation today is pushing the world's largest rainforest closer to a point beyond which it cannot recover. 1,345 square kilometers of the region have been cleared so far this month, higher than the previous monthly record.

Colombia’s top court orders government to protect Amazon for future generations

The ruling was made on Thursday, after legal action was filed by a group of 25 children and youths with the support of Colombia-based rights organization Dejusticia.