Brazil grants permit to pave highway through heart of Amazon forest

Brazil grants permit to pave highway through heart of Amazon forest

SAO PAULO, July 28 (Reuters) – Brazil’s environmental authority on Thursday granted an initial permit that will allow a major highway to be paved through the center of the Amazon rainforest, the minister of infrastructure said, in a move that threatens to increase deforestation. Right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on the campaign trail had pledged to … Read more

Seven people found from missing Japan ship, coast guard says

Seven people found from missing Japan ship, coast guard says

TOKYO, April 24 (Reuters) – Seven people from the Japanese tour boat that went missing with 26 people on board have been found, after three more were found on Sunday, Japan’s coast guard said, although it was unclear if they were still alive. A coast guard official told Reuters the condition of the three people … Read more

China reports highest COVID new daily cases since Feb 2020

China reports highest COVID new daily cases since Feb 2020

Police and security members in protective suits stand outside cordoned off food stores following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China March 29, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, April 3 (Reuters) – China on Sunday reported a total of 13,287 new daily cases for April … Read more