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Conservation works: Forests for water in eastern Amazonia

Conservation works: Forests for water in eastern Amazonia

Image of Xingu watershed collected by the Envisat/MERIS satellite in May of 2006 by the European Space Agency (ESA). Brazil's 'arc of deforestation' accounted for 85% of all Amazon deforestation from 1996 to 2005. Although deforestation rates have ..., 5 days ago
Forests for water in eastern Amazonia Terra Daily, 2 days ago

Brazil's Deforestation Rates Are on the Rise Again

In a world hungry for environmental success stories, Brazil has been the closest thing we have to a golden child. The nation, Latin America's largest economy, has been growing at an impressive clip, weathering the global financial crisis while ...
 MSNBC Newsweek6 days ago

Mounting Evidence of Corruption in the Brazilian Dam Industry

Last Sunday, millions of citizens in dozens of cities throughout Brazil took to the streets to protest rampant corruption, erroneous economic policies and rollbacks of social benefits. Many protestors called for the impeachment of President Dilma ...
 International Rivers Network1 week ago
Huffington Post Canada

Why Elizabeth May Might Be Their Greatest Foe In B.C.

NANAIMO, B.C. — It's a Tuesday night in early March, and 300 New Democrats, community leaders and curious onlookers have packed a hotel hall in downtown Nanaimo to hear Thomas Mulcair. After a brief introduction by local Vancouver Island ...
 Huffington Post Canada1 week ago
New Internationalist

Life in the circle

Launched in 2007 by CIWEM , the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, the Environmental Photographer of the Year competition was created to enable photographers to share images of environmental and social issues with ...
 New Internationalist2 weeks ago

Protect the Amazon and Its Indigenous People From Brazilian Mega-Dam

Sign The Petition Join 10,512 supporters. SignSignPlease wait By submitting the form above, you agree to TakePart's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you choose to sign up for emails below, you can unsubscribe at any time. Contact Us ...
 TakePart3 weeks ago

Investor's Eye on the Amazon - Winter 2015

In our Winter 2015 issue, we bring you the latest updates and investor risks associated with companies operating or investing in the Amazon region. The Slimy Seventeen profiles oil companies that are damaging the Amazon rainforest and ...
 Amazon Watch4 weeks ago
New Scientist

To save the rainforest, let the locals take control

SATELLITE images of the Amazon rainforest are startling. Islands of green are surrounded by brown areas of land cleared for farming. In places, the brown advances, year by year. But in others, the forest holds firm. Why the difference? Mostly, the ...
 New Scientist4 weeks ago

Dams or Indigenous Land: The Battle over the Munduruku Frontier

The Munduruku indigenous tribe have begun to mark out the limits of their land, in an action that could halt the giant São Luiz do Tapajós hydroelectric dam, the apple of the Brazilian government's eye. Although sacred, this land will be flooded ...
 Amazon Watch1 month ago
Digital Journal

Drones to search Amazonian forests for ancient civilizations

Data on ancient settlements in the Amazon, which have been accumulating over the last few years, show that civilization there was far more advanced than previously thought. BBC News is reporting that the discovery of geoglyphs, where deforestation ...
 Digital Journal1 month ago Drones to explore Amazon for evidence of ancient civilizations  Sott.net1 month ago
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