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Democracy Now! is broadcasting from the United Nations climate summit in Lima, Peru, where high-level talks have just gotten under way. Here is the coverage from today:
Putting People Before Profit: Thousands March in Peruvian People’s ...
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 forests in order to better mitigate climate change. However, a ...
Peruvian ministers have met with representatives of hundreds of indigenous
people from the country’s Amazon rainforest
after they threatened to go on hunger strike in protest
at what they say is government failure to aid communities affected by ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
Ecuador has abandoned a conservation plan that would have paid the country not to drill for oil
in previously untouched parts of Yasuni National Park in the Amazon rainforest
President Rafael Correa said rich nations had failed to back ...
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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community in the Ecuadorian Amazon
has won a reprieve after building up an arsenal of spears, blowpipes, machetes and guns to fend off an expected intrusion by the army and a state-run oil
The residents of Sani ...
The forests are saved, but campaigners must remain vigilant
Derek Wall puts the fight against forest privitisation in a global and historical perspective.
Con Dem plans to privatise England's 258,000 hectare forest estate, run ...
palm plantations in Sabah, Malaysia. The palm oil
industry maintains its product is "greening the planet" but the reality is more complex.
The commercial shows a typical office setting. A worker sits drearily at a desk, shredding ...
The gradual rise of the Andes Mountains, which took place over millions of years, created conditions necessary for the Amazon
to develop its rich biodiversity, according to a new study.
Drawing on a vast body of multidisciplinary ...
In James Cameron's newest film Avatar an alien tribe on a distant planet fights to save their forest home from human invaders bent on mining the planet. The mining company has brought in ex-marines for 'security' and will stop at nothing, not ...
A federal prosecutor in Peru filed murder charges against two police generals and 15 other officers over the deaths of indigenous protest
ers at a roadblock in June, reports the Associated Press. The Indians were protest
ing new rules that would ...
Stand on the muddy riverbank at Copal Urco just before dawn and it is easy to see why the Amazon
breeds legends. The vast river swishes past, almost invisible in the gloom. Insect and animal noises seep from the dense blackness of the forest. The ...
At least 31 people have been killed in a 24-hour orgy of violence in northern Peru where police clashed with Amazon
Indians over land rights in the rainforest
, government officials said.
According to Prime Minister Yehude Simon, 22 ...
GELLERMAN: It's Living on Earth, I'm Steve Curwood – and I'm Bruce Gellerman.
GELLERMAN: REDD...spelled R-E-D-D .... is the new green.
REDD stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation. It's a UN proposal to ...
Peru's military have been authorised to give support to the police for 30 days in an escalating dispute over Amazon
resources with indigenous
The armed forces will intervene to ensure the operation of roads, airports and other ...
While this report is focused on the prospects for alternative energy sources to replace fossil fuels, it is useful to apply the above criteria first to oil
, coal, and gas so that comparisons can be made with their potential ...
For five days in May, hundreds of tribal people from the far reaches of the
Amazon Basin came together to protest
plans for huge dams on the Xingu River,
the largest tributary of the Amazon
It was like being at a United Nations ...
Described as a 'mosquito inside a tent', Rainforest
Action Network are
forcing corporate America to change its destructive practices. Nicola Graydon
meets this inspiring group of activists.
The last five years have seen three of ...
Wearing toque blanche chef hats, a brigade of Rainforest
activists converged at lunchtime on a summer day on the sidewalk in front of the
headquarters of Wells Fargo bank and began to stoke their barbecues.
On the eve of an historic march to protest
plans for oil
extraction on their
sacred homeland and denounce the series of human rights violations that their
community endured over the last year, members of the Kichwa nationality from
A class-action lawsuit against oil
giant ChevronTexaco opened today in a
small, cinderblock courthouse in a frontier oil
town in the Ecuadorian
rainforest, charging the company with despoiling the environment with millions
of gallons of ...