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For those living either north or south of the tropics, images of this green ring around the Earth's equator often include verdant rainforest
s, exotic animals, and unchanging weather; but they may also be of entrenched poverty, unstable ...
When the Ecuadorian government approved permits for an oil company to drill deep in Yasuni
National Park-an area known as Block 31-it was on the condition that the company undertake a roadless design with helicopters doing the majority of the ...
Nearly two thirds of the signatures on a national petition to stop oil being exploited on a large scale in one of the most biodiverse parts of the Amazon rainforest
have been rejected, leading to demonstations across Ecuador and accusations of ...
In 2007, for the meager sum of US$3.6 billion, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa offered the world a chance to buy into a conservation plan, called the Yasuní-ITT Initiative, to save his country’s easternmost sector from oil ...
A new website by Brazilian environmental news group, ((o))eco, highlights the ongoing debate over Yasuni
National Park in Ecuador, arguably the most biodiverse place on the planet. Employing text, video, timelines, maps, and photos, the website ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
The nearly 4,000 square mile park in the Amazon rainforest
has been a ...
The fate of the most biodiverse rainforest
on Earth has been decided: it will be drilled for oil.
On Thursday Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said he has abandoned a plan that would have prohibited oil extraction from Yasuni
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 ...
President Rafael Correa said Thursday that he has abandoned a unique and ambitious plan to persuade rich countries to pay Ecuador not to drill for oil in a pristine Amazon rainforest
Environmentalist had hailed the initiative ...
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 ...
President Rafael Correa has given the all clear for rich countries to begin drilling for oil in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest
on Thursday, abandoning an ambitious 2007 plan he proposed to stop oil exploration in a pristine preserve.
Ecuador will open up part of the Amazon rainforest
to oil drilling after rich nations failed to back a conservation plan that would have paid the country not to explore in the area, President Rafael Correa said on Thursday.
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has abandoned a unique and ambitious plan to persuade rich countries to pay his country not to drill for oil in a pristine Amazon rainforest
Environmentalists had hailed the initiative when ...