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Barges loaded with mountains of coal glide down the polluted Mahakam River on Indonesian Borneo every few minutes. Viewed from above, they form a dotted black line as far as the eye can see, destined for power stations in China and ...
Brazil could substantially boost its agricultural output while increasing protection of its native ecosystems, finds a new analysis published by the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), an international think tank.
The study, titled ...
The 28 percent increase in deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon
over last year that was reported this week is bad news, but it is not surprising. It is bad news because the decline in deforestation since 2005 has given us the single largest ...
New data indicate that the deforestation rate in Brazil has risen by 28 percent this year, marking an about-face after four consecutive years of declining deforestation, the Brazilian government announced Thursday.
For the last month, Chevron has presented a parade of witnesses against Steven R. Donziger, the freelance law
yer who has been suing the company for 20 years over pollution of the Ecuadorean Amazon
jungle. One after another, the witnesses, ...
The destruction of a global biodiversity hotspot deep in the Peruvian Amazon
by illegal gold mining is twice as bad as previously thought, an authoritative new study using ground-breaking technology has revealed.
According to the report ...
Afraid the police would tip off suspects, Francisco Berrospi kept local officers in the dark when he headed into the rain forest
as a prosecutor to investigate illegal logging. Sometimes it hardly seemed to matter, though.Even when he ...
The EU is introducing new checks on imports of Indonesian timber products to curb illegal logging.Indonesia, rich in tropical forest
s, is by far Asia's biggest exporter of timber to the EU. The trade is worth about 15% of Indonesia's ...
Over 100 scientists have issued a statement to the Ecuadorian Congress warning that proposed oil development and accompanying roads in Yasuni National Park will degrade its "extraordinary biodiversity." The statement by a group dubbed the ...
This Friday, in its latest comprehensive assessment of the evidence on global warming, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will show that the world’s climate scientists are more certain than ever that human activity – ...
Brazil is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. What is less known is that the country is the fourth largest industrial roundwood (timber left as logs, not sawn into planks) and wood pulp producer and ninth largest paper ...
In a dispute stemming from a lengthy legal battle over Amazon
pollution, arbitrators ruled that Chevron had already settled claims for damages in agreements with Ecuador despite a $19 billion award against the oil ...
NGO claims Norway's Council on Ethics recommends blacklisting oil company but the Finance Ministry won't budge
Share Tweet this Email Women from Ecuador's Amazon
region join a march in Quito in support of the government's proposal to ...
When farmer Luiz Martins Neto first moved to Sao Felix do Xingu a quarter of a century ago, the area had virgin forest
, gold and a reservation for the local indigenous people."They used to say it was the best place to live," he ...
Environmental groups here and indigenous law
makers threatened over the weekend to take Ecuador's government to international court over a plan to drill for oil in a protected part of the Amazon
rainforest.Late last week, President Rafael ...
Six years ago, President Rafael Correa of Ecuador offered the world what he considered an enticing deal: donate $3.6 billion to a trust fund intended to protect nearly 4,000 square miles of the Amazon
jungle and his country would refrain from oil ...
Ecuador`s President Rafael Correa has approved oil drilling in Yasuni National Park, signaling the collapse of an innovative trust fund that would have conserved this biodiversity treasure trove.
President Rafael Correa announces that ...
- The bold strategy implemented by the Brazilian government has achieved an 84 percent reduction in deforestation in the Amazon
rainforest in the last eight years. But when the natural resources and pesticides used in agricultural production are ...
Today in a press release for the U.N.'s World Environment Day, the Brazilian government highlighted a sharp drop in deforestation since 2012. The trouble is, the South American superpower failed to acknowledge what appears to be a sharp rise in ...
A year after adopting changes to its long-standing forest
ry policy, Brazil is struggling to implement the new rules, adding to uncertainty that appears to be fueling an increase in clearing of the Amazon
Brazil’s greenhouse-gas emissions fell nearly 39% between 2005 and 2010, according to an inventory released today by the country's government. Years in production, the document shows that the country has made dramatic progress in reducing ...
When Californians passed AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act, we committed to one of the most forward-thinking pieces of climate legislation in the country, with comprehensive strategies to reduce carbon emissions from nearly all sectors of ...
Satellite analysis by a Brazil-based NGO indicates that deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon
continues to pace well ahead of last year, when the government passed a weakened version of its law
governing use of forest
Our leaders have fought with the Government many times, but they must be deaf or they just don't respect us
The Yaquerana River in the Amazon
rainforest marks the border between Peru and Brazil, but to the Matsés tribe, who live on both ...
Life is about to get a whole lot harder for the slaughterhouses in Brazil who are still tied to a business model based on forest
destruction and violation of indigenous and labor rights.IBAMA, the Ministry of Labor, the Federal Public ...