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SIGN PLEASE! Stop the Deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil
Environment  (tags: deforestation, Brazil, Amazon, indigenous rights, wildlife, environment, destruction, ecosystems, animals, habitat, habitatdestruction, politics )

Cal
- 100 days ago - secure.avaaz.org
Some estimates even say that we are losing 137 plant species every single day due to deforestation, species that could potentially be the cure for many of the terrible diseases we are unfortunately forced to confront.
As Brazil Mine Spill Reaches Ocean, Its Catastrophic Extent Becomes Clear
Environment  (tags: Brazil )

Michael
- 159 days ago - latimes.com
Millions of gallons of mining waste burst from an inland iron ore mine a month ago. 300 miles of the Rio Doce stretching to the Atlantic Ocean has turned a Martian shade of bright orange. It poses deadly consequences for all things.
Victory on the Xingu: Belo Monte Denied Operational License - TAKE ACTION!
Environment  (tags: Brazil, Belo Monte, Xingu, Alta Mira, IBAMA, Mega-Project, Belo Monte blocked, ecological disaster, Amazon Watch, petition )

Judy
- 246 days ago - amazonwatch.org
Yesterday's decision by IBAMA effectively paralyzes the mega-project as a result of its egregious legal violations, while sparing the region and the city of Altamira devastating flooding, at least for now. Please sign to keep up the block!
Decade Of Drought A Global Tour Of Seven Recent Water Crises
Environment  (tags: drought, global water crisis, Mesopotamian, California, Brazil, China, Spain, Australia, India, climate change, climate disruption, water managers, governments, businesses )

Dandelion
- 339 days ago - theguardian.com
Larger populations and growing economies demand more water and in some places climate change will likely reduce available water supply. Drought risk is high and growing worldwide. Businesses, govts and all water managers must make intelligent decisions.
If Not Us Then Who
Environment  (tags: short films, Tacloban, Honduras, Indonesia, Liberia, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Uganda, Bonn, Brazil, Costa Rica, France )

Dandelion
- 347 days ago - ifnotusthenwho.me
This is a series of short films about people around the world that are standing up and taking back their lives and protecting their environments. The films also show what needs to be done. Scroll to the bottom for additional short films.
Planned Mega-Port in Brazil Threatens Rich Ecological Region
Environment  (tags: planned development, Brazil, environment, activism, destruction, ecosystems, habitatdestruction, habitat, politics, pollution, protection, world )

Cal
- 371 days ago - truth-out.org
Activists and local residents have brought legal action aimed at blocking the construction of a nearly 50 sq km port terminal in the Northeast Brazilian state of Bahia because of the huge environmental and social impacts it will have.
The Death of the Forest Is the End of Our People
Environment  (tags: forest, brazil, indegenous people, survival, business, rainforest, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, environment, humans, nature, world )

Lone
- 400 days ago - rainforest-rescue.org
Brazilian indigenous peoples are currently locked in a fight for survival: Big Business is pushing to scrap the constitutional protection of their ancestral territories and clear even more rainforest for soy monoculture, cattle, hydropower and mining.
Brazil: Stop the Frankentrees!
Environment  (tags: Brazil, frakentrees, environment, GE trees, petition )

Scooby
- 446 days ago - rainforest-rescue.org
Tell the Brazilian government to reject the commercial release of GE trees. Nature is more important than the profits of a single corporation.
Cultivating Climate Justice: Brazilian Workers Leading the Charge Toward Zero Waste
Environment  (tags: acitivsm, activists, zero waste, Brazil, pollution, protection, humans, GoodNews, environment, ecosystems, conservation )

Cal
- 556 days ago - truth-out.org
The recycling workers of Brazil have long been a powerful force in protecting their communities and the climate. Now they are on the forefront of a nation-wide movement for zero waste.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Brazil - 10% of National Parks and Indigenous Lands Face Mining Threat
Environment  (tags: deforestation, mining intersts, Brazil, brazilian rainforest, ecosystems, conservation, destruction, environment, politics, pollution, protection, wildlife, world )

Cal
- 567 days ago - theecologist.org
Legislation put forward by Brazil's re-elected President Dilma Rousseff would open up to 10% of protected areas to mining
Brazil's Proposed Mega-Dam Auction Provokes Outrage, Indigenous Fight
Environment  (tags: AMazon, law, Brazil, habitatdestruction, habitat, environment, destruction, ecosystems, conservation, protection, healthconditions, nature, humans, healthconditions, government, world, wildlife )

Cal
- 602 days ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
When Brazil announced plans September 12 to build a new dam on the Tapajós River, they violated their own legal requirements to comply with a process of free, prior, and informed consultation with threatened indigenous and traditional communities. Read
Brazil Sends in Tanks and Army to Stop Illegal Logging
Environment  (tags: illegal logging, deforestation, Brazil, uncontacted tribes, native rights, rainforests, environment, destruction, habitatdestruction, habitat, ecosystems, wildlife )

Cal
- 1047 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
Brazil's government has sent their military on a major ground operation against illegal logging around the land of the Awá, Earth's most threatened tribe, according to Survival International.
The Challenge of Putting Brazil's Forests in Good Hands
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, world, Brazil, protection, nature, Sustainabililty, politics, humans, habitat, green, government )

Cal
- 1186 days ago - news.mongabay.com
You might assume that a country like this would care about educating people to sustainably manage this precious heritage. Well, you'd be wrong!
Dilma's Dilemma: Urge Brazil to Veto Forest Code ACTION
Environment  (tags: Amazon, Brazil, President Dilma, destruction, ecosystems, wildlife, habitatdestruction )

Nancy
- 1464 days ago - amazonwatch.org
With the world's largest environmental summit being hosted in Brazil in just a few weeks, she can't afford to look the world in the eyes as the leader who approved the slashing of environmental protections and rainforest destruction
Stop the Amazon Chainsaw Massacre ACTION
Environment  (tags: Amazon, Brazil, President Dilma, destruction, ecosystems, wildlife, habitatdestruction )

Nancy
- 1473 days ago - avaaz.org
The Brazilian Congress has just passed a catastrophic forestry bill that gives loggers and farmers free rein to cut down huge swaths of the Amazon. Now only President Dilma can stop it.
 

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