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Review: Amazon exhibition at Somerset House

Ruth Styles

18th November, 2011

Sebastião Salgado and Per-Anders Pettersson’s work offers a compelling insight into a threatened way of life, says The Ecologist's Green Living Editor Ruth Styles more...
Amazon forest

Brazil’s Forest Code: call for farmers to be paid to protect Amazon

George Blacksell

24th September, 2011

Brazilian government urged to start paying farmers to protect Amazon land as it pushes on with plans to scrap historic forest protection laws more...
Nicola Peel

A day in the life of...Nicola Peel, Amazon activist and filmmaker

Jan Goodey

5th October, 2011

Nicola Peel's new film Blood of the Amazon tells the story of the world's largest environmental lawsuit and investigates how the oil industry threatens a fragile rainforest environment. By Jan Goodey more...
coffee

Coffee: is the black stuff as green as it should be?

George Blacksell

4th October, 2011

From deforestation to fertiliser; our taste for coffee has left some of the world’s most precious eco-systems in a precarious state. George Blacksell looks at how the coffee industry is cleaning up its act more...
The Amazon

Is the Amazon heading towards a 'tipping point' as a carbon sink?

Tom Levitt

27th May, 2011

The world's largest rainforest is ravaged by deforestation and two recent droughts. If they continue, says one expert, the Amazon risks entering a period where it can no longer be relied upon to absorb more greenhouse gas emissions than it produces more...
Amazon rainforest being burnt

Amazon rainforest activist killed after ambush

Tom Philips, guardian Brazil correspondent

25th May, 2011

José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva fought against illegal loggers and had received death threats but was refused police protection - he is the latest in a long-line of environmental activists being threatened or killed more...
Dr Simon Lewis

Dr Simon Lewis: we're playing Russian roulette with a large portion of the Amazon

Tom Levitt

27th May, 2011

The world's largest rainforest is under combined threat from deforestation and human-caused climate change. In an interview with the Ecologist, tropical forest expert Dr Simon Lewis explains what is happening more...

Denise Hamu: Brazil 'needs to increase' beef and soya productivity

Matilda Lee

22nd February, 2011

Matilda Lee talks exclusively to the head of WWF Brazil about controversial beef and soya production, the REDD mechanism and deforestation, as well as the wider environmental challenges facing the emerging economic powerhouse more...
Amazon rainforest

Oil companies Perenco, Repsol-YPF and ConocoPhillips under fire over Peruvian tribes

Kara Moses

24th November, 2010

Activists call for corporations to withdraw from Amazon area because of disease and violence fears more...
Ortas exhibition

Art for the Amazon: Natural History Museum uses art to tackle eco-crisis

Sam Phillips

12th October, 2010

A new exhibition draws inspiration from the plight of the Amazon and uses artwork to suggest and inspire creative solutions to an impending environmental catastrophe more...

Securing a future for Amazonian rubber-tappers

Giovana Zilli

8th September, 2010

A pioneering initiative is helping to rebuild the traditional local economy and livelihoods of the Amazonian rubber-tappers more...
beans

UK could cut Amazon soya imports with home-grown peas and beans

Ecologist

21st July, 2010

A solution to the livestock sector's reliance on soya animal feed, which is driving deforestation in Argentina and Brazil, could be found by incentivising home-grown alternatives more...

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How indigenous cultures can save themselves...and us

Matilda Lee

9th July, 2010

Many cultures have lived in harmony with their ecosystems for centuries. The Gaia Foundation have made it their mission to listen and learn from them. It's time we did too more...
Cargill port

How Cargill is feeding Europe's meat demands at the expense of the Amazon

Lynn Morris

6th July, 2010

Europe's demand for cheap meat is been fed by an increasing demand for soya feed from the Amazon but it comes at a cost - deforestation more...
Buffalo

Atlantic Rising: Water buffalo making no friends on Amazon floodplain

Lynn Morris

30th June, 2010

Water buffalo may not be the most pressing threat to the Amazon as a whole but on the river’s floodplain they are doing serious damage more...
Tropical rainforests

Amazon rainforest claims not bogus admits The Sunday Times

Ecologist

21st June, 2010

Newspaper apologises for article that disputed 'peer-reviewed scientific evidence' that up to 40 per cent of the Amazon rainforest is at risk from climate change more...
Deforestation

Boots, KFC, McDonalds ignore rainforest destruction survey

Ecologist

10th February, 2010

Marks and Spencer and Sainsbury’s have been praised for disclosing their ‘forest footprint’ but experts say that consumers are still not aware of the impact of their daily diet more...

Obama sings its praises, but what is the Amazon Fund?

Ecologist

14th December, 2009

Partnership between Brazil and Norway to prevent deforestation in the Amazon praised by US President Barack Obama more...
Sugar

Will sugar be the oil of the 21st century?

Matilda Lee

1st December, 2009

You can turn it into everything from fuel to plastics. But will the surge in demand for sugar end up having a serious environmental impact? more...

Forget trees and carbon: trees and rain is the real problem

Peter Bunyard

24th August, 2009

As economists and policymakers scramble to put a price on the stored carbon of rainforests, they could be missing the bigger (wetter) picture... more...
Cattle in a deforested area of the Amazon

Tesco 'trusts' cattle suppliers involved in Amazon deforestation

Ecologist

3rd July, 2009

Despite the lack of traceability in the supply chain, the assurances of cattle producers that they are not involved in the illegal deforestation of the Amazon rainforest is apparently enough for Tesco, a letter to the Guardian reveals more...
In the News

Peruvian indians threaten insurgence

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Amazon indians have called for an insurrection against the Peruvian government, whose authority they say they no longer recognise. more...
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Cattle ranching biggest driver of Amazon deforestation

Ecologist

27th May, 2009

Cattle ranchers bigger culprits in Amazon deforestation than soy farmers, new NGO study shows more...
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New report estimates rainforest's value to humanity

News

27th March, 2009

There have been plenty of attempts to try and value standing rainforest – you can tot up its total carbon content, you can value the ecosystem services it provides, you can look at its land value…
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Rubber Rules

Matilda Lee

14th March, 2009

A pioneering ethical fashion company is helping maintain traditional livelihoods and prevent deforestation in the Amazon, writes Matilda Lee more...

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