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peoples from Brazil protest
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Greenpeace will today launch a major celebrity-backed campaign calling for the creation of a legal sanctuary around the North Pole, in a move that could have major implications for oil and gas businesses planning to drill in the ...
With placards, balloons and chain saws, thousands of militants staged a good-natured and colorful protest
in central Rio
Wednesday against the UN Rio
+20 summit on a 'green' economy.
The march drew environmentalists, workers, civil ...
Nearly 1500 people formed a human banner on a beach in Rio
de Janeiro today to protest
plans to build dozens of dams in the Amazon basin, reports Amazon Watch, an NGO campaigning against Brazil's controversial Belo Monte dam.The image ...
Brazil's biggest infrastructure project -- the $11 billion Belo Monte dam -- is also its most controversial, and one showcased at the international summit on June 20-22 in Rio
de Janeiro held 20 years after the Earth Summit.
Striking a ...
In an symbolic protest
of the giant Belo Monte Dam, Friday morning some 300 locals dug a channel in an earthen dam that blocks a portion of the Xingu River and serves as the first step for the controversial hydroelectric project, reports Amazon ...
Foreign demand for Peru's abundant mineral resources has seen it ride out the global recession better than most. Yet, the revelation earlier this month that a Peruvian indigenous
leader is considering joining the presidential race next April ...
The judge in the capital of Brasilia reversed a decision to suspend contract bidding scheduled for next week and also overturned the suspension of the environmental license for the 11,000-megawatt Belo Monte dam, according to a statement from ...
The ruling also resulted in the suspension of the hydroelectric project's environmental license.
The administration of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is vowing to appeal, however. Brazil, with government reserves of $240 billion ...
Brazil has approved the controversial construction of a giant hydroelectric dam in the heart of the Amazon, defying a 20-year protest
and environmental campaigners who say that the project will devastate the surrounding rainforest ...
On a remote Andean plain here, a short drive on unpaved roads from the world's largest salt flat, 120 government workers are constructing a facility to help power the fuel-efficient electric cars of the future.
The plant, in a sparsely ...
Twenty years after the killing of Chico Mendes, one of the world's most prominent rainforest defenders, hundreds of human rights and environmental activists still face the threat of assassination in Brazil, a new study claims.The report, ...
The conference on climate change in Bali, Indonesia, brought the North-South
fault line in climate politics into sharp relief.
While US intransigence on the question of mandatory cuts in greenhouse gas
emissions took center ...
Police escorted a group of Greenpeace activists from a remote town in the
Brazilian Amazon on Wednesday after hundreds of loggers and townspeople besieged
them overnight in protest
against an anti-global warming campaign, the ...
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