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Amazon Rainforest: 1/13 of 13

Kayapo Indians on a road block to stop the Belo Monte Dam in the Brazilian Amazon. Photo: International Rivers via Flickr.com.

Amazon forest loss risks water security across South America

Paul Brown.

30th December 2013

Water, food supplies and energy production are all in jeopardy as the Amazon forest is felled for profit. And as Paul Brown writes, the damage is spreading well beyond Amazonia itself ...
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Brazil deforestation up 28%

The Ecologist

16th November 2013

After a significant drop in the last several years, the annual deforestation rates in Brazil raised 28% for the period August 2012-July 2013, according to INPE, the Brazilian Spatial Institute. more...

Amazon: 441 new species discovered in four years

Oliver Tickell

23 October 2013

"Most of the recently discovered plants and animals are thought to be endemic to small parts of the Amazon rainforest." more...

Amazon forest is drying out

Alex Kirby

22 October 2013

Thanks to climate change the southern Amazon rainforest is "drying out", say US researchers. more...
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Urge Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to save the Amazon rainforest

Ben Hudson

14th December 2011

The new Brazilian Forest Code proposes to relax land regulation in the Amazon rainforest which will increase logging, cattle ranching and other destructive activities. Tell President Dilma to veto the decision before it is too late more...
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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...

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...
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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...

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...
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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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Small and local saves the rainforest

News

19th July, 2007

Small, local initiatives are the best way to preserve tropical rainforests but are being ignored by governments, a new study has shown. more...
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A stake through the heart of the world

Peter Bunyard

1st July, 2005

Scientists mapping the effects of deforestation in the Amazon are increasingly concerned that we are reaching a tipping point – when the forest will start to die back of its own accord and rain, currently generated by the Amazon forests, will stop falling, not just in neighbouring countries but as far afield as the United States and South Africa.


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Amazon Rainforest: 1/13 of 13

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Amazon Crime

Greg Nasmyth

1st May, 2004

Deep in the Amazon rainforest, renegade logging firms are stealing the land of impoverished communities and stripping it of the trees on which the whole world depends. Greg Nasmyth boards a 700-tonne icebreaker to join a group of Greenpeace activists in their bid to stop them. more...

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