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Big Ag Is Devastating the Amazon, But a New Plan Could Help Preserve Rainforests and Wildlife
Environment  (tags: Big Ag, deforestation, AMazon, wildlife, research, pollution, protection, habitat, habitatdestruction, environment, ecosystems, destruction, animals, green, politics )

- 4 days ago -
Scientists propose creating networks of forests within farming areas to keep species from winking out.
Indigenous People in Brazil's Amazon --Crushed By the Belo Monte Dam?
Environment  (tags: development, Amazon, indigenous rights, dams, protection, world, environment, destruction, ecosystems )

- 47 days ago -
Ethnocide, the new accusation leveled against the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, brings to light deeper underlying aspects of the conflicts and controversies unleashed by megaprojects in BrazilâEUR(TM)s Amazon rainforest.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE! Saving Rainforests Never Tasted So Sweet
Environment  (tags: activism, saving rainforests, activists, Amazon, lemonade, ecosystems, conservation, environment )

- 49 days ago -
Inspired to protect the Amazon, a 9-year old from suburban Ottawa has raised enough funds to protect 1,084 acres of Peruvian rainforest.
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 )

- 74 days ago -
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 )

- 82 days ago -
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 )

- 86 days ago -
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 )

- 87 days ago -
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 )

- 88 days ago -
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 )

- 129 days ago -
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 )

- 139 days ago -
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 )

- 146 days ago -
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 )

- 183 days ago -
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 )

- 208 days ago -
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 )

- 229 days ago -
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 )

- 240 days ago -
New research indicates that the role of the world's tropical forests in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere may have been underestimated.

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