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In Brazil water and electricity go together, and two years of scant rainfall have left tens of millions of people on the verge of water and power rationing, boosting arguments for the need to fight deforestation in the Amazon
2014 was a landmark year for tropical rainforest
s, with dozens of major companies committing to eliminating deforestation from their supply chains, the launch of new platforms for monitoring forests, and sharp drop in clearing in the Brazilian ...
In the Amazon
, everything is big – the trees, the rivers, the snakes, and the statistics that measure everything in numbers of football fields or areas the size of entire countries.
Now one of the biggest towers in the world – taller ...
Chief Raoni Metuktire, head of the Kayapò indigenous group from the Xingu region, deep in the Amazon rainforest
, sits in a packed lecture hall in London. With his jutting lip plate and large feather headdress, the elderly, gently-spoken tribal ...
The Brazilian tribal leader who enlisted Sting to help save the Amazon rainforest
has accused the developed world of being intent on “destroying everything” and urged its citizens to fundamentally change the way they think.
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 ...
Environmentalists and scientists raised howls of protest when the Santo Antônio and Jirau Dam
s were proposed for the Western Amazon
in Brazil, claiming among other issues that the dam
s would raise water levels on the Madeira River, potentially ...
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 ...
Officials here frequently claim that the huge hydroelectric dam
s that increasingly dot the Brazilian Amazon
are a source of "clean energy.'The dam
s often flood vast areas of rain forest, leading to a major loss of biodiversity and the ...
Deforestation may lead to electricity shortages in tropical rainforest
regions that rely heavily on hydropower, as fewer trees mean less rainfall for hydropower generation, a study shows.For example, if deforestation continues, one of the ...
Deforestation in the Amazon
region could significantly reduce the amount of electricity produced from hydropower, says a new study.
Scientists say the rainforest
is critical in generating the streams and rivers that ultimately turn ...
Deforestation may significantly decrease the hydroelectric potential of tropical rainforest
regions, warns a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
The study, led by Claudia M. Stickler at the ...
Home to giant catfish and stingrays, feeding over 60 million people, and with the largest abundance of freshwater fish in the world, the Mekong River, and its numerous tributaries, brings food, culture, and life to much of Southeast Asia. Despite ...
What will be the effect of global warming on the Amazon rainforest
? Over the last 30 years, forest fires, most of them deliberately started to clear land by cattle ranchers and soy farmers, have destroyed thousands of square miles of forest. This ...
While global warming is a topic of conversation and news coverage every day around the world,? ?the basic raw materials that drive the global economy are rarely discussed as being involved.? ?But these materials play a key role in global ...
Most villages along the Baram River in Malaysia cannot count on round-the-clock electricity. Diesel generators hum at night near longhouses in the northwestern corner of the island of Borneo. Mobile and Internet coverage are almost ...
NASA says climate change is devastating Amazon rainforest
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2012 was another year of mixed news for the world's tropical forests. This is a look at some of the most significant tropical rainforest
-related news stories for 2012.
There were many other important stories in 2012 and some were ...
Brazil's National Development Bank (BNDES) on Monday announced it has approved a $10.8 billion (22.5 billion Brazilian reais) loan to the consortium that is building the controversial Belo Monte dam
in the state of Par´ in the heart of the ...
A top minister in the Malaysian state of Sarawak has told activists campaigning for cleaner energy to 'stop breathing', reports The Borneo Post.
“I would like to throw a challenge at them (critics) on two fronts," Land Development ...
Though Brazil's Amazon
has been the focus of environmental groups for decades, the deforestation rate there has fallen dramatically in recent years as clear-cutting of Amazon
ian jungle in eight other countries has started to rise.
As a ...
Belo Monte dam
developer Norte Energia, S.A. has stopped all work on the Belo Monte dam
after receiving formal notification of the decision last week by the Brazilian Federal Appeals Court to suspend the project, reports International Rivers. ...
The Sete Quedas or "seven waterfalls" on the Teles Pires River, which runs through the Amazon rainforest
states of Mato Grosso and ParÃ¡ in central Brazil, are a spiritual oasis venerated by several indigenous groups.
But the ...
A federal judge in Brazil has suspended construction work on a massive dam
in the heart of the Amazon rainforest
In a statement released on Tuesday, Judge Souza Prudente said that work could only resume on the $11bn, 11,000MW Belo Monte ...
A high federal court in Brazil has ruled that work on the Belo Monte dam
in the Brazilian Amazon
be immediately suspended. Finding that the government failed to properly consult indigenous people on the dam
, the ruling is the latest in ...