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Fishing Families Left High and Dry by Amazon Dams
Inter Press Service

Fishing Families Left High and Dry by Amazon Dams

People from a fishing community on the Banks of the Xingú River in the Brazilian Amazon, at one of the meetings on the local impacts of the construction of the giant Belo Monte hydropower dam, held at the behest of the public prosecutor's office. Inter Press Service, 2 weeks ago
20 years of Amazon.com: 20 amazing Amazon facts IBNLive India News, 1 week ago
New Scientist

Travel back in time to Earth's mightiest rivers and mountains

The giant rivers and mountain ranges of the supercontinent Rodinia 1 billion years ago make the Amazon and the Andes
 New Scientist2 weeks ago 30 Things You Didn't Know About Rivers  Huffington Post1 week ago
Responding to Climate Change

Indigenous People in Brazil's Amazon Crushed by the Belo Monte Dam?

The school in the Juruna indigenous village of Paquiçamba on the banks of the Volta Grande (Big Bend) of the Xingú River in Brazil's Amazon jungle, which will not be flooded but will see the water flow considerably reduced due to the construction ...
 Inter Press Service1 week ago Brazil mega-dam disaster for tribes as it nears completion  Responding to Climate Change2 weeks ago

Fall River Redevelopment Authority OKs Amazon site plans, agrees to sale [The Providence Journal, R.I.]

July 16--FALL RIVER -- The proposed Amazon facility in the biopark moved one step closer to reality Tuesday. The Redevelopment Authority approved site plans and agreed to the sale. Amazon plans to build a million-square-foot facility in the biopark ...
 Bloomberg1 week ago

New video game aims to raise awareness of pink dolphins' plight in LatAm

A video game developed in Costa Rica aims to raise awareness in Latin America of the need to protect the Amazon river dolphin, or pink dolphin, and other river species, such as the manatee, that are threatened by illegal fishing and habitat loss.
 Individual.com3 weeks ago

What Amazon River rap sounds like

[embedded content] The sound of children rapping pulses from a tent on the Mall — not the music you expect when you visit the Smithsonian Folklife Festival , which started up again Wednesday and continues through July 5. The hip-hop comes ...
 Washington Post3 weeks ago
LiveScience.com

Ancient Amazon Rainforest Was Once Used for Agriculture

The Amazon River flows for more than 4,100 miles (6,600 km); within its hundreds of tributaries and streams are the largest number of freshwater fish species in the world. Credit: Frontpage | Shutterstock View full size image The Amazon rainforest, ...
 LiveScience.com1 week ago

Proposed Twin Ocean Railroad Through the Amazon Raises Concerns

The Amazon River Basin is a place like no other on Earth. Home to the largest rainforest in the world, it is vital for the carbon held in its forests, for its breathtaking biodiversity, and for the Indigenous Peoples who live within it. In recent ...
 Cultural Survival1 day ago Virginia Tech Scientists Work To Help Save The Amazon Rainforest  Southern Loggin' Times1 week ago Scientists work to help save the Amazon rainforest and its biodiversity  Noodls3 weeks ago

explorer lives life to the limit

THERE has long been a dispute whether the Amazon or the Nile is the world's longest river. It all depends on pinpointing the source and how calculations are done. In 1996, a research expedition led by Polish writer and explorer Jacek Palkiewicz ...
 Shanghai Daily5 days ago
Mongabay.com

Amazon Headwaters Under Siege: 19 dams slated for Napo watershed

The Napo River watershed is immense. Fed by snow from the glaciated volcanic peaks of the Andes Mountains, and by rainwater falling on steamy lowland Ecuadorian rainforests, this vast stretch of Amazonia supports diverse terrestrial and aquatic ...
 Mongabay.com2 weeks ago
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