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Two palm oil plantations have recently been established in Peru, supplanting primary forest
. Satellite imagery analysis shows extent of the massive development, which is led by a group of companies tied to plantation entrepreneur and United Cacao ...
Peru is proposing a huge hydroelectric dam in the Amazon
that, if built, will be one of the most powerful on Earth, do significant harm to the environment, and flood the homes of thousands of people.
The proposed mega-dam would be ...
China has been investing heavily in Latin America’s natural resources and crude oil. Recently, the country even pledged to invest $250 billion over the next decade to strengthen its presence in the region, and compete with the U.S. But this ...
Nearly two-thirds of the Amazon
rainforest is located in Brazil, making it the biggest component in the region's deforestation rate. Helpfully, Brazil also has the best systems for tracking deforestation, with the government and Imazon, a ...
A high profile pledge by the world's largest meat company to limit deforestation for cattle production in the Amazon
appears to be working, resulting in a dramatic increase in compliance with environmental registries and reduced forest
Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest
in Brazil, home to the world's largest herd of commercial beef cattle. But a new study led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Holly Gibbs shows that ...
The Brazilian rainforest could be effectively nationalised under a draft bill being considered by the country’s MPs.
The proposed legislation would recognise the sovereignty of Brazil over the Amazon
’s natural resources and set up a ...
The last great regions of pristine wilderness – from Asia to the Amazon
– are threatened by an unprecedented road-building programme financed by aggressive development banks with little interest in protecting the natural world, a leading ...
Peru is planning a series of huge hydroelectric dams on the 1,700-kilometer (1,056-mile) Marañón River, which begins in the Peruvian Andes and is the main source of the Amazon
River. Critics say the mega-dam projects could destroy the currently ...
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon
- the planet's largest rainforest - continues to pace well ahead of last year's rate, reveals data released by Imazon, a Manaus-based nonprofit.
According to Imazon's analysis of satellite data, ...
United Cacao didn't need authorization to clear its plantation near Tamshiyacu, said a court in Loreto, Peru, resolving for the time being one of a series of questions about the legality and environmental sustainability of companies connected ...
The Brazilian government has officially confirmed that deforestation in the Amazon
is pacing sharply higher than a year ago.
Figures released last week by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) shows that forest
Ecologist Philip Fearnside has lived and worked in the Brazilian Amazon
for 30 years and is one of the foremost authorities on deforestation in the world’s largest tropical forest
. A professor at the National Institute for Research in the Amazon
Companies in Peru are planning to clear more than 23,000 hectares of primary rainforest in the northern Amazon
in order to cultivate oil palm, according to NGOs.
Operations on two plantations called Maniti and Santa Cecilia which would ...
Aiming to be the world’s largest purveyor of sustainable cacao, a company is developing a plantation in the Amazon
that scientists say comes at the expense of primary forest
A cacao grower with roots in Southeast Asia’s palm oil industry ...
Preliminary data released by the Brazilian government suggests that deforestation in Earth's largest rainforest slowed 18 percent over the past year.
Figures published Wednesday by Brazil's National Space Research Institute (INPE) show ...
In the 1990s, the world watched with alarm as vast tracts of tropical rainforest were torn down for timber and croplands, dug up for minerals and energy, and flooded for hydroelectric projects. Conservation groups, governments, philanthropists, ...
A book alleging massive corruption by Sarawak's long-time ruler, Abdul Taib bin Mahmud, is being released despite apparent legal threats against the book's publisher and author.
Money Logging, written by the Bruno Manser Fund's executive ...
In the mid-1990s I visited a magnificent tract of lowland rainforest in Malaysian Borneo. Some of my fondest memories are from that forest
: hiking under the towering trees, wading in the crystal-clear streams, and delighting in its spectacular ...
Covert GPS surveillance of timber trucks by Amazon
campaigners has revealed how loggers are defeating attempts to halt deforestation in the world’s greatest rainforest. Raids by law
enforcement officers are expected early on Wednesday morning, ...
As the fires rage, the helicopters of the environmental police at this outpost in the Brazilian Amazon
cannot even take off some mornings because the sky is so thick with smoke. The plumes, sent up by the burning of the forest
to clear land for ...
Environmental icon Marina Silva may struggle to advance her environment agenda if elected president.
Marina Silva rose from poverty deep in the Amazon
jungle to become a prominent politician and the advocate who kick-started Brazil’s ...
From the Andes to the Amazon
, Peru houses some of the world's most spectacular forest
s. Proud and culturally-diverse indigenous tribes inhabit the interiors of the Peruvian Amazon
, including some that have chosen little contact with the outside ...
Since 2008, governments have invested $1.64 billion in funds to kick-start REDD+, or Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation, the global effort to conserve the world's forest
s in order to better mitigate climate change. However, a ...
Indigenous groups call for land rights in wake of assassinations of Edwin Chota Valera and three other leadersPeruvian authorities have pulled more human remains from a remote river in the Amazon
, which may belong to one of the four ...