Amazon deforestation on the rise again in Brazil Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon accelerated in June, with more than 300 square kilometers destroyed, a 17 percent increase over the previous month, government researchers said Tuesday.
Five Basic Steps to Saving Rainforests "TREES" is a concept originally devised for an elementary school audience but serves well as set of principles for saving rainforests and, on a broader scale, ecosystems around the world. * Teach others about the importance of the environment and how they can help save rainforests. * Restore damaged ecosystems by planting trees on land where forests have been cut down. * Encourage people to live in a way that doesn't hurt the environment. * Establish parks to protect rainforests and wildlife. * Support companies that operate in ways that minimize damage to the environment.
It takes an incredible amount of resolve and courage for forest-dwelling peoples and farmers to stand up to one of the largest multinational companies on Earth and prevail. But that’s just what Humberto Piaguaje and the rest of the Ecuadorean plaintiffs did when the verdict came down in February finding Chevron guilty of its pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon and ordering the company to pay $18 billion to clean it up.
Brazil's dilemma: Allow widespread—and profitable—destruction of the rain forest to continue, or intensify conservation efforts. This article really shows the reality for the tribes that call the Amazon HOME.
With gold prices hitting a record this year as a debt crisis drives investors into commodities, illegal mining of the precious metal has risen in the mineral-rich rainforests of South America, especially in Peru, Brazil, Guyana, ...
Journalists and communicators from around the Amazon region explored the area’s biodiversity, the causes of deforestation and how to use Google mapping tools to explain it all in an innovative workshop carried out last week by Internews, O Eco and the Articulación Regional Amazónica (ARA).
Tropical rainforests are areas that receive much rain and overgrown by dense trees. Tropical rainforests are located in tropical regions around the equator, which is the area which has only two seasons of the year: the dry and ...