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Deadly Trans-Amazon Railway Plan Sparks Fear Among Rainforest Tribes
Environment  (tags: indgiensour irghts, amazon, proposed railway, uncontacted tribes, protection, pollution, environment, destruction, ecosystems, conservation, government, world, politics )

Cal
- 17 days ago - theecologist.org
A proposed $30 billion railway line linking the the Peruvian and Brazilian coasts threatens devastation to forests and indigenous tribes that lie along its route, and will add to wider pressures on land and forests.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Demand China End All Oil-Drilling and Railways-Building Plans That Threaten Amazonian Rainforests
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, ecosystems, AMazon, planned development by China, world, protection, habitat, habitatdestruction, wildlife )

Cal
- 24 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
China's plans to drill for oil in Ecuador and build railways through South America's rainforests threaten species and indigenous communities inhabiting the Amazonian region.
ACTION PLEASE: Tell China Not to Drill the Amazon!
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, pollution, China, Amazon )

Dimitris
- 29 days ago - amazonwatch.org
Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang promised to use an "iron fist" to punish companies that destroy the environment. Ask him to live up to his promise and to cancel China's plans to drill the Amazon.
AMAZON WATCH - China: Don't Drill the Amazon! - TAKE ACTION!
Environment  (tags: Andes Petroleum, Amazon, Ecuadorian Amazon, China, Prime Minister Li Keqiang, Indigenous territories, petition )

Judy
- 30 days ago - amazonwatch.org
Li has promised to use an "iron fist" to punish companies that destroy the environment. Ask him to live up to his promise and to cancel China's plans to drill the Amazon.
Proposed Andean Headwater Dams An Ecological Calamity for Amazon Basin
Environment  (tags: negative effects of damming rivers, AMAZON, environment, destruction, ecosystems, water, humans, habitatdestruction, habitat, protection )

Cal
- 30 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Unfortunately, poorly planned hydroelectric projects can open a Pandora's box of environmental problems, including disruptions to free-flowing river connectivity, loss of biodiversity, deforestation, and fragmentation of ecosystems.
Chevron Whistleblower Leaks Tapes Showing Intentional Oil Spill Coverup
Environment  (tags: Amazon, Amazon Watch, Chevron, whistleblower )

Judy
- 71 days ago - mintpressnews.com
In 2011, Amazon Watch received a mysterious package from a Chevron whistleblower. No return address, just dozens of DVDs and a note: "I hope this is useful for you in the trial against Texaco/Chevron! Signed, a friend from Chevron."
TAKE ACTION NOW! Save the Amazon Rainforest From Big Oil
Environment  (tags: Amazon, Amazon Rainforest, ecosystems, environment, destruction, conservation, protection, pollution, politics, world, wildlife, humans, habitatdestruction, habitat )

Cal
- 82 days ago - forcechange.com
The Amazon rainforest is the largest of its kind on Earth, hosting a vibrant and rich variety of life. However, the President of Ecuador intends to sell these pristine lands to big oil companies, even though this landscape hasnâEUR(TM)t recovered from Chevro
TAKE ACTION NOW! A Game-Changer for the Amazon
Environment  (tags: conservation, environment, ecosystems, Amazon, indigenous rights, government, protection, world, wildlife, humans, nature, habitat )

Cal
- 89 days ago - secure.avaaz.org
An ambitious project is underway to create the largest environmental reserve in the world, protecting 135 million hectares of Amazon forest. ThatâEUR(TM)s more than twice the size of France!
Without Its Rainforest, the Amazon Will Turn to Desert
Environment  (tags: deforestation, Amazon, climate change, environment, destruction, ecosystems, conservation, protection, water, healthconditions, wildlife, world )

Cal
- 126 days ago - theecologist.org
We must save the Amazon before it enters a permanent and irreversible dessication.
Here's Why Deforestation in the Amazon May Bring More Frequent, More Intense Droughts to Brazil
Environment  (tags: climate-change, Amazon, deforestation, drought, wildlife, weather, healthconditions, ecosystems, environment, destruction, green, habitatdestruction, habitat, climate )

Cal
- 151 days ago - news.vice.com
As reservoirs shrink and taps run dry in Brazil's worst ever water crisis, some scientists are making a connection between Amazonian deforestation and the monster drought.
Amazon Gold Rush Destroying Huge Swaths of Rainforest
Environment  (tags: deforestation, Amazon, Amazon Rainforest, mining ecosystems, destruction, environment, conservation, pollution, protection, world, healthconditions, government, habitatdestruction, habitat )

Cal
- 172 days ago - news.mongabay.com
between 2001 and 2013, about 1,680 square kilometers (650 square miles) of forest was destroyed in connection with gold mining on 1,600 individual mining sites across South America. The distribution of deforestation, however, was anything but even.
Tropical Forests May Be Giving Climate Extra Help
Environment  (tags: Amazon, Biodiversity, climate change, Deforestation, emissions, Forests, Impacts, Warming )

Judy
- 182 days ago - climatenewsnetwork.net
New research indicates that the role of the world's tropical forests in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere may have been underestimated.
Impacts of Deforestation on Amazonian River Ecosystems Could Be Far-Reaching
Environment  (tags: agriculture, deforestation, AMazon, rainforest destruction, ecosystems, destruction, conservation, environment, habitatdestruction, habitat, humans, protection, politics, world, wildlife )

Cal
- 200 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Vast areas of the Amazon forest are being destroyed for agricultural uses, mainly industrial-scale soybean crops, and turned into pasture land for livestock
Protestors Dig Canal Through Belo Monte Dam in Brazil
Environment  (tags: activism, world, environment, ecosystems, AMazon, Belo Monte Dam, destruction, conservation, wildlife )

Cal
- 215 days ago - amazonrainforestnews.com
In an symbolic protest of the giant Belo Monte Dam, Friday morning some 300 locals dug a channel in an earthen dam that blocks a portion of the Xingu River and serves as the first step for the controversial hydroelectric project
Towering Ambition to Help Protect Amazon Rainforest
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, conservation, Amazon )

Cal
- 250 days ago - climatenewsnetwork.net
A new 325-metre observatory soaring above the Amazonian tree canopy will capture vital data on how climate change is impacting on a delicate environment that is also under threat from encroachment by lawless urban settlements.
 

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