News & Multimedia from 2017

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Brazil's Deforestation "Sheriff" Has Been Fired

Brazil's Deforestation "Sheriff" Has Been Fired

There's been a major shakeup in the Brazilian government's anti-deforestation department

April 28, 2017Mongabay

According to Christian Poirier, Amazon Watch Program Director, "The dismissal of Thelma Krug reflects a growing wariness that the Brazilian government's tools for monitoring deforestation are not keeping pace with the diverse and sophisticated methods used by loggers to avoid detection."

Celebrating Earth Day, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Mobilize in Brazil and Globally to Demand Recognition of their Rights and Role in Alleviating the Impending Climate Crisis

Celebrating Earth Day, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Mobilize in Brazil and Globally to Demand Recognition of their Rights and Role in Alleviating the Impending Climate Crisis

As scientific evidence mounts of their key role in protecting ecosystems and climate stability, Brazil's indigenous movement calls on the government to halt attacks on indigenous rights

April 20, 2017

Indigenous Peoples, local communities, social movements, environmental activists, and women's groups from 25 different countries today kicked off a week of protests, meetings, and events to demand respect for community land rights.

Solar Power Lights Up Amazon Communities Fighting Dirty Energy

Solar Power Lights Up Amazon Communities Fighting Dirty Energy

April 18, 2017

"The government can't call us hypocrites for opposing oil extraction yet using dirty diesel generators. We've made the first big step towards being fossil fuel-free – the government should learn from us."

Business as Usual: A Resurgence of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

Business as Usual: A Resurgence of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

After years of positive signs, deforestation in Brazil's Amazon is on the rise, with a sharp increase in 2016. As powerful economic forces push for development, the government must take steps to protect the world's largest rainforest.

April 18, 2017Yale Environment 360

The rise in deforestation over the last five years should not be a surprise, given that the underlying factors behind forest clearing continue to grow year by year.

Brazil Suspends Belo Sun's Gold Mine Licence, Stock Collapses

Brazil Suspends Belo Sun's Gold Mine Licence, Stock Collapses

April 12, 2017Mining.com

In February, a group of locals who opposed the project asked Pará authorities to suspend the recently issued construction licence for Volta Grande. They oppose the company’s planned use of cyanide during extraction of the precious metal, arguing that waste will be deposited in a dam located just 1.5 km from the Xingu River, a tributary of the Amazon, which poses risks in case of a dam collapse as it happened in 2015, after the Samarco dam burst in the south-eastern state of Minas Gerais, which killed 19 people and polluted water streams.

Trouble for Oil in the Peruvian Amazon?

Trouble for Oil in the Peruvian Amazon?

April 11, 2017

Reports of oil companies leaving the Peruvian Amazon made weekly headlines in March, providing encouragement to those of us who love the Amazon and know that humanity must move away from fossil fuels. In addition to the announcement by two oil companies that they will abandon drilling projects in important oil blocks, a Peruvian court annulled a controversial oil contract within indigenous territories for lack of proper consultation.

Gold Mine Aggravates Tensions in Brazil's Amazon Region

Gold Mine Aggravates Tensions in Brazil's Amazon Region

April 7, 2017IPS

"Either Belo Sun throws us out of here or we throw them out."

Brazil Slashes Environment Budget by 43%

Brazil Slashes Environment Budget by 43%

The budget cut could cripple efforts to stem deforestation in the country, scientists and environmental groups fear

April 7, 2017Mongabay

Brazil accounts for nearly two-thirds of the Amazon rainforest, the world's largest tropical forest. After several years of decline, deforestation – driven by beef, soy and timber industries – appears to be increasing again.

Toxic Mega-Mine Looms Over Belo Monte's Affected Communities

Toxic Mega-Mine Looms Over Belo Monte's Affected Communities

April 4, 2017

On the banks of Brazil's lower Xingu River, a toxic controversy looms large, threatening to heap insult upon the grievous injuries of the nearby Belo Monte hydroelectric dam. Belo Sun would become Brazil's largest open-pit gold mine, straddling the territories of three indigenous peoples and other traditional communities that are already reeling from the many social and environmental impacts of Belo Monte.

An Amazon Community Braces for "Monster" Gold Mine

The Volta Grande project on the Xingu River is destined to be Brazil's largest open-pit gold mine. But activists fear the environmental impact on indigenous communities.

April 3, 2017Univisión

According to Christian Poirier of Amazon Watch, "there is no plan for the removal of the mine waste – it's a ticking time bomb."

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