Satellite data recorded 6,803 fires in the Amazon in July, a 28 percent increase from the number of fires this time last year.
"Reducing poverty does not have to create unavoidable environmental costs," said researcher Paul Ferraro.
Earth loses 13 billion trees per year but regains less than half.
"The precious Amazon is teetering on the edge of functional destruction and, with it, so are we," the editors of a leading scientific journal wrote.
The latest moves could potentially open up more than half of Alaska's Tongass National Forest to logging, mining and energy projects.
There are certain steps you can take to help reduce your impact on the Amazon.
"It's enough to eat a little less," said President Jair Bolsonaro, addressing a reporter's question about environmental pollution.
Deforestation has increased to the point where more than three football fields of tree cover are being lost every minute.
In addition, 20 percent of the Amazon has disappeared in just 50 years.
The equivalent of 40 football fields of trees disappeared every minute last year.
"Deforestation has caused the orangutan population to plummet; habitats are destroyed and orangutans are left to starve and die."
Deforestation is only half the story.
"I still have her photo in my wallet."
This ingredient is in nearly half of packaged products sold in grocery stores.
We can't do anything right.
Unfortunately, the new study also found that humans have cut down half of the world's forests.
HBO series and its special Earth Day episode feature kids talking to kids about the environment.