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President Rafael Correa's government has shut down a nonprofit environmental group that opposes Amazon rainforest oil
drilling, alleging it was involved in disturbing public order.
The closure Wednesday is the first of an advocacy group ...
U.N. climate talks head into a tense final week Monday after the diplomatic effort to reduce global warming gases was hit by a series of setbacks, including Japan's decision to ditch its voluntary emissions target.
The two-decade-old ...
Marks and Spencer has launched a major new initiative to protect more than a million trees in the Amazon
, after signing a deal with Cornish charity Cool Earth.
Cool Earth works in some of the world's most endangered rainforest
, paying ...
American actor and activist Danny Glover arrived in Ecuador yesterday to visit an area of the Amazon rainforest
were the multinational oil
giant Chevron operated decades ago, and was sentenced by a local court to pay a multibillion-dollar fine ...
Trust, which from 1988 until last month was known as the World Land Trust-US, has kicked off an effort to preserve some 2.4 million hectares (5.9 million acres) of rainforest
in a remote part of the Peruvian Amazon
Two years after they were awarded 18 billion dollars by an Ecuadorian court for environmental damage caused by Chevron in the Amazon
, a group of indigenous villagers and their U.S. lawyer went on trial Tuesday in New York, accused ...
The decision by Ecuador's president Rafael Correa to abandon a plan to permanently forgo exploiting hundreds of millions of barrels of oil
in return for at least US$3.6bn in compensation – the "Yasuni-ITT Initiative" – has sparked severe ...
After lifting off this week from the chaotic urban jungle of Kinshasa, scientists guided a twin-engine aircraft over the real jungle. With a small onboard laser, they began sweeping the vast rainforest
of the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...
In the last five years, Brazil has joined the ranks of the world's big polluters, whose main source of greenhouse gases is the burning of fossil fuels.
Climate pollution in South America's giant is taking on a First World pattern, ...
Decisions in two branches of Ecuador`s government have set the stage for a final battle over oil
extraction in Yasuni National Park, a mega-diverse rainforest
reserve in that country`s portion of the Amazon
Basin where President Rafael Correa has ...
Ecuador's parliament on Thursday authorized drilling of the nation's largest oil
fields in part of the Amazon rainforest
after the failure of President Rafael Correa's plan to have rich nations pay to avoid its exploitation.The socialist ...
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 ...
NGO claims Norway's Council on Ethics recommends blacklisting oil
company but the Finance Ministry won't budge
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region join a march in Quito in support of the government's proposal to ...
Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa recently announced to the world that he was ending the 6-year initiative aimed at avoiding oil
drilling in a critical piece of the Amazon
, the ITT Block of Yasuní National Park. In the speech, and the ...
The world's biggest producer and consumer of palm oil
plans to increase its production of the commodity to meet rising global demand. Indonesia claims it can reach its goal of producing 40m tonnes a year by 2020 without sacrificing ...
On Aug. 15, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa announced his government’s abandonment of the Yasuni-ITT Initiative, the innovative attempt to reverse the economic arrangement of oil
extraction in the Amazon
by keeping the oil
in the soil in ...
A regional forestry official in Peru has expressed surprise over the sudden appearance of a 1000-hectare oil
palm plantation in the heart of the Amazon rainforest
, reports La Region. Notified of the new plantation, which according to ...
Ecuador has had the opportunity to bring about environmental change, but this has been thwarted. In mid-August, a plan to leave oil
in the ground in one part of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest
was dismissed by President Rafael Correa. He argued ...
When Ecuadorean President, Rafael Correa, announced on August 15th that he was abandoning an innovative program to spare three blocs of Yasuni National Park from oil
drilling, it seemed like the world had tossed away its most biodiverse ...
We`re all extremely disappointed by the decision of President Rafael Correa to approve oil
drilling in the Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini area of Yasuni National Park and cancel the trust fund that would have compensated the country for leaving the ...
The Congolese village of Madimba is struggling with the ravages of decades of rampant deforestation and the capital Kinshasa's insatiable appetite for cooking with charcoal.
It is not alone. As in many other villages across this huge ...
The history we grow up with shapes our sense of reality--it's hard to shake. If you were young during the fight against Nazism, war seems a different, more virtuous animal than if you came of age during Vietnam. I was born in 1960, and so the ...
Environmental groups here and indigenous lawmakers 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 ...
A ground-breaking scheme that would have preserved swathes of Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest
has been abandoned after raising just $13m (£8.3m) of the $3.6bn it needed to operate.
In a development that human rights and environmental ...
Environmental activists are protesting the government of Ecuador's decision to allow for oil
exploration in a previously protected portion of the Yasuni National Park.
The nearly 4,000 square mile park in the Amazon rainforest
has been a ...