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An Indigenous Community's Battle To Save Their Home in the Amazon – In Pictures

An Indigenous Community's Battle To Save Their Home in the Amazon – In Pictures

September 23, 2016The Guardian

There are currently over 60 major hydroelectric dam projects in the Amazon. The third largest project is the Belo Monte on the Xingu River, Brazil, which has already displaced 20,000 indigenous and riverine people.

Peru Amazon Leaders Acquitted of Killing Police During Clash

September 22, 2016Associated Press

A court in Peru acquitted on Thursday 52 Amazon natives for the murder of 12 police officers seven years ago during protests against laws that indigenous groups said facilitated the usurpation of their lands for oil and timber development.

Protection of Amazon's Biodiversity Could Fuel "Fourth Industrial Revolution"

Amazon plants could lead to breakthroughs in antiseptics, medicines and anti-inflammatory drugs if coupled with new technologies, study says

September 16, 2016Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Amazon rainforest holds the biological keys to kick-start a "fourth industrial revolution" if its biodiversity is protected, said a study published on Friday.

Ecuador Begins Drilling for Oil in Pristine Corner of Amazon

September 8, 2016Reuters

Ecuador began drilling for oil on Wednesday near an Amazon nature reserve known as Yasuni, a site that President Rafael Correa had previously sought to protect from development and pollution under a pioneering conservation plan.

Brazil's New Government Needs Economic Growth and May Sacrifice the Amazon To Get It

Brazil's New Government Needs Economic Growth and May Sacrifice the Amazon To Get It

September 7, 2016The Conversation

The impeachment of former president Dilma Rousseff, coup or not, represents a fundamental realigning of modern Brazil. For some in the country, the crisis is an opportunity. These politicians and businessmen are now exploiting the upheaval to roll-back environmental laws and get their hands on the vast natural resources found in protected regions of the Amazon.

Brazil Judge Suspends Operating License for Belo Monte Hydrodam

Brazil Judge Suspends Operating License for Belo Monte Hydrodam

September 1, 2016Reuters

A judge in Brazil's Amazonian state of Para suspended the operating license of the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric dam on the Xingu River for failing to provide required water and sewage services to local communities.

Epic Clash over Amazon Is a Gripping Real-Life Drama

Epic Clash over Amazon Is a Gripping Real-Life Drama

August 16, 2016Associated Press

The bloody confrontation occurred at a remote, scrubby expanse called Devil's Curve, where the Andean foothills meet the Amazon jungle. A bitter turning-point in modern Peru, it became known as the Baguazo after the nearby town of Bagua.

Major Amazon Dam Opposed by Tribes Fails To Get Environmental License

Brazil's environmental regulator rules the dam's backers had failed to supply information to show its social and environmental impact

August 5, 2016The Guardian

Christian Poirier of Amazon Watch said: "We have been awaiting such a welcome announcement from the Brazilian government for more than a decade, while witnessing the tragic and unnecessary damming of the Madeira and Xingu rivers during this time."

Indigenous Tribe Applauds State Move To Cancel Brazil Amazon Dam

The proposed mega-dam would have displaced communities while opening the sensitive region to logging, activists say

August 5, 2016Thomson Reuters Foundation

Indigenous people living in Brazil's rainforest have welcomed a decision by the national environment agency to cancel a proposed mega-dam in the Amazon which they say would have displaced communities while opening the sensitive region to logging.

Repeat Oil Spills Turning Peruvian Amazon into "Sacrifice Zone" for Big Oil

Repeat Oil Spills Turning Peruvian Amazon into "Sacrifice Zone" for Big Oil

"The situation is criminal"

June 28, 2016Common Dreams

"Somehow virtually none of the profits generated by the oil industry over decades is available to ensure that Amazonian communities don't have to watch their primary sources of livelihoods – the river, the forest – become irrevocably polluted by spills," said Andrew Miller of Amazon Watch.

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