Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Amazon rainforest

  • Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest hits record low

    BRASILIA, Brazil - Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has dropped to its lowest level in 24 years, the government said Tuesday.


  • Robert Oelman Reveals the Hidden Wonders of the Rainforest

    Description: Treasures of the Amazon Rainforest: A solo exhibition of photography by Robert Oelman presents the work of a talented photographer who also has an interest in forwarding the knowledge of science.


  • Student eco-activists save acre of Amazon rainforest

    An acre of the Amazon rainforest is now in safer hands thanks to the efforts of The Lorax Troop, a small ISU student-run group of eco-activists who advocate for rainforest and wildlife protection all over the world.


  • Swallowing Rain Forest, Cities Surge in Amazon

    PARAUAPEBAS, Brazil - The Amazon has been viewed for ages as a vast quilt of rain forest interspersed by remote river outposts.


  • New scheme 'brings Amazon rainforest to UK'

    Outdoor enthusiasts from across the UK have been invited to get a taste of life in the Amazon rainforest with a new attraction at Sherwood Pines and Cannock Chase woodlands.


  • Save the Amazon Rainforest

    The Pachamama Alliance initially began as a partnership between Lynne and Bill Twist, an extraordinary couple from San Francisco, and the Achuar people of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Threatened with deforestation and the destruction of their way of life ...


  • The great race through Amazon rainforest

    The Amazon rainforest is similar to the jungles in tropical India and the UVU Jungle Marathon, whose 2012 edition was held in Brazil during October 4-13, is a super-difficult ultra-marathon that elite Indian runners could perhaps consider.


  • Argentina Freezes Chevron's Assets

    In 2011, Chevron was found liable in Ecuador for dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into the Amazon rainforest, decimating indigenous groups and causing an outbreak of cancer and other oil-related health problems.


  • Jacobs helps sixth-graders connect with the Amazon

    Gabby Richardson has never been to the Amazon rain forest or met the people who live there. The sixth-grader at Johnson Crossing Academic Center, though, got the chance Tuesday afternoon to get a glimpse into the life of the Achuar people of Ecuador.


  • Reserve is haven for study of Brazil's Atlantic rainforest

    Brazil's Salto Morato Nature Preserve is a haven for scientists studying the dwindling Atlantic rainforest, an area less renowned than the Amazon forest but just as biologically diverse and equally threatened by human encroachment. The preserve in ...


  • New testimony emerges in Stang killing

    New testimony emerges in Stang killing. New testimony in the 2005 killing of American nun and Amazon rainforest activist Dorothy Stang may allow the men convicted with masterminding her killing to appeal their convictions.


  • Brazil state bank in $11bn dam loan

    Brazil's state development bank, BNDES, has approved a loan of R$22.5bn ($10.8bn), one of the biggest in its history, to help build the Belo Monte dam in the Amazon rainforest. BNDES said on Monday that the loan to Norte Energia, the consortium behind ...


  • The Cat and the Rattlesnake: A Visit to Samaipata, Bolivia

    In the hot Bolivian lowland hills that stretch toward the Amazon rainforest, indigenous peoples began to carve a giant red-hued rock.


  • Chevron says NY official abused shareholder power

    ... Corp. asked New York's ethics commission Tuesday to investigate state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, claiming he improperly pushed the energy giant to settle an $18 billion Ecuadorean court claim for environmental damage in the Amazon rainforest.


  • Tropical citizens die 7.7 years sooner

    Tropical citizens die 7.7 years sooner. Tuesday, 20 November 2012. Agençe France-Presse. Peru Amazon tropical rainforest. Amazon Rainforest in Peru, Central America, where 377 in every 1,000 people who live to 15 years old die before reaching 60.


  • Peru: Amazonian leaders press land demarcation

    The letter called for 100 million soles ($38 million) be earmarked for "recognition, titling and territorial expansion of Amazonian communities." The statement asserted that there are 988 identified communities in the rainforest currently awaiting ...


  • A chef prepares a meal with Amazonian ingredients. Photo: Corbis

    The legendary home of uncontacted "indios" and David Attenborough docos, the Amazon rainforest may be the most species-rich biosphere on earth but its formidable geography has meant its produce rarely reached the rest of Peru, let alone the outside ...


  • Gliding Down The Amazon

    Pleasant encounters with natives of the Amazon Basin, to whom this isn't a foreboding jungle...but, simply, home.


  • Palm Harbor veterinarian pushes for better nutrition for pet birds

    PALM HARBOR - Inside the Amazon rainforest, thousands of miles from his office in Palm Harbor, the holistic veterinarian watched a colony of chattering macaws glide above the treetops.


  • Beraca Hires Sustainability, Biodiversity Execs

    São Paulo—Amazon rainforest ingredient supplier Beraca hired two new executives, Thiago Terada and Malena Araujo. Terada joins the Brazilian company as its new sustainability and corporate responsibility specialist.


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