news sign: It is the biggest store of biodiversity in the world, according to National Observer. Don't miss out on the latest news Sign up for our daily briefing It regulates rainfall patterns across Latin America and beyond. The Amazon rainforest is the best preserved of the three great tropical forest basins. It is home to the world's largest river, which is responsible for one-fifth of the freshwater flowing into the oceans and is one of the most important terrestrial carbon sinks. If the Amazon is burning right now it is partly because of the Bolsonaro government, but it is also because there is a huge global appetite for certain agricultural products and certain minerals, writes Rufo Quintavalle I am an environmentalist who has been working for many years on reforestation and conservation projects in the Brazilian Amazon and Atlantic rainforests and would agree wholeheartedly, this destruction is a disaster. So it is easy to understand the international outrage at the fires burning in the Brazilian Amazon right now and the pressure being put on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to take action to prevent this destruction. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.