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The killing of tribal leaders trying to defend their Amazon rainforest lands from illegal logging has put Peru's president under pressure ahead of next month's UN climate conference. PERU'S COMMITTMENT TO protecting its forests has been called into question by a new report from environmental invest...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Climate change may be taking a hidden toll on intact rainforests in the heart of the Amazon, finds a new study based on 35 years of observations. The research, published in the journal Ecology, focused on the ecological impacts of fragmentation but unexpectedly found changes in the control...
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Posted by on in Forestry
The Brazilian government, WWF and partners have committed $215 million for the protection of a vital part of the Amazon rainforest following an agreement signed today.The move will guarantee funds over the next two decades to ensure long-term protection of the world's largest network of protected ar...
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Posted by on in Forestry
The Congo, the world's second largest rainforest, is losing its greenness, finds a new study published in Nature. The research, based on analysis of NASA satellite data, reveals the impact of long-term drought that has affected the region in 2000. The study may help scientists forecast the Congo ra...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
To kick-off this year’s Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York, the Skoll World Forum asked some of the world’s leading experts on deforestation, public health, religion, development and the post-2015 MDGs to help set the stage for this week’s discussions on mobilizing for im...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Elephant ivory ads on eBay and Google Shopping threaten conservation, advocates say By Carl Franzen E-commerce has disrupted a number of industries, but it's only helped expand the global market for items made of illegal African elephant ivory. Online sales listings for items made of the highly-co...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
A Kansas State University geographer is part of a research team out to prove what environmental scientists have suspected for years: Increasing the production of soybean and biofuel crops in Brazil increases deforestation in the Amazon. Although this cause-and-effect finding seems fairly straightfo...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Sixty Minutes story on the damming of the Amazon Amazon dammed - Images by Cristina Mittermeier Reporter: Allison LangdonProducers: Stephen Rice, Julia Timms, Jo Townsend link to Sixty Minutes video There are few places on Earth quite as isolated or as spectacular as the Amazon. Venture deep i...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
Brazilian authorities gave final approval to the controversial Belo Monte dam, reports AFP The project — which has been widely opposed by human rights groups, environmentalists, and indigenous tribes — will dam the Xingu river, one of the largest tributaries of the Amazon River. The $11 billion dam...
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