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I once stumbled out of a jungle in the Congo Basin and startled two Bantu farmers -- both women -- tending a small field. I spoke no Bantu and they no French, and so we just stared at each other, a little warily, until one of their toddlers ...
Indigenous leaders are warning of increased violence in the fight to save their dwindling forests and ecosystems from extractive companies.
Indigenous representatives and environmental activists from Africa, Asia, Australia and the ...
For more than twenty five years, an international non-profit known as the World Land Trust has been working to protect tropical forests through land purchase and partnerships with local groups. Last year, the U.S. arm of the group decided to ...
A federal judge on Tuesday blocked US courts from being used to collect a $9bn Ecuadorean judgment against Chevron for rainforest
damage, saying lawyers poisoned an honorable quest with their illegal and wrongful conduct.
“Justice is not ...
Standing before the United Nations General Assembly in 2007, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa offered the international community a way to make a significant impact on climate change: Donate $3.6 billion to the economy of Ecuador by 2019, and ...
IT'S beginning to feel like déjÃ vu. With global demand for cosmetics, soap, biodiesel and vegetable cooking oil
ever on the rise, the African oil
palm (Elaeis guineensis) has been a boon, providing the essential ingredient for all these. So much ...
2013 was full of major developments in efforts to understand and protect the world's tropical rainforest
s. The following is a review of some of the major tropical forest-related news stories for the year.
As a review, this post will not ...
U.S. energy company Chevron Corp appealed on Monday to Ecuador's highest court, asking it to cancel a $9.5 billion fine for polluting the Amazon rainforest
in a long-running case.
Last month Ecuador's National Court of Justice upheld a ...
After three decades of studying the world’s great rainforest
s, including the Amazon
and Congo Basin, I thought I’d seen the best nature has to offer. But that was before I visited a small pocket of forest in northern Borneo known as the Danum ...
Norway's Ministry of Finance is being urged to withdraw its investments from oil
and gas company Repsol because of its operations in a region in the Peruvian Amazon
inhabited by indigenous people who have no direct contact with outsiders, ...
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 ...