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Sao Paulo Running Out of Water as Rain-Making Amazon Vanishes

Sao Paulo Running Out of Water as Rain-Making Amazon Vanishes

South America's biggest and wealthiest city may run out of water by mid-November if it doesn't rain soon

October 24, 2014Reuters

São Paulo, a Brazilian megacity of 20 million people, is suffering its worst drought in at least 80 years, with key reservoirs that supply the city dried up after an unusually dry year. One of the causes of the crisis may be more than 2,000 kilometers away, in the growing deforested areas in the Amazon region.

Land Rights for Peru's Amazon Key in Climate Fight

Land Rights for Peru's Amazon Key in Climate Fight

Natives must gain control of titles to stave off deforestation and reduce illegal logging, activists say

October 24, 2014World Bulletin

Peru must grant further land titles to Amazonian tribes as a last resort to halting severe deforestation, the country's main indigenous group reiterated Thursday.

Amazon Deforestation Spikes 190 Percent After Long Reported Decline

October 20, 2014ThinkProgress

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is up 190 percent for the months of August and September compared to the same period last year according to the non-profit Imazon, which monitors deforestation via satellite imagery.

Brazil's Proposed Mega-Dam Auction Provokes Outrage, Indigenous Fight

October 3, 2014Indian Country Today

When Brazil announced plans September 12 to build a new dam on the Tapajós River, they violated their own legal requirements to comply with a process of free, prior, and informed consultation with threatened indigenous and traditional communities.

Ecuador Minister to Apologize Publicly to Indigenous People Over Oil Project

Ecuador Minister to Apologize Publicly to Indigenous People Over Oil Project

Justice Minister Ledy Zuniga to Offer Apology in Ceremony Wednesday

September 30, 2014Wall Street Journal

Quito, Ecuador – Justice Minister Ledy Zuniga will offer a public apology to a community from the Sarayaku indigenous group on Wednesday over the development of an oil project in their ancestral lands almost two decades ago, which an international court said was a violation of their rights.

The Climate "Marchers" Who Fought and Died in the Amazon

September 29, 2014Huffington Post

The 400,000 people who walked across New York City in this month's People's Climate March may not have known it, but their actions came on the heels of another event far away, involving indigenous activists in a remote part of the Amazon rainforest.

Peruvian Ecologist Vows "You Fight Until You Fall Dead"

As Peru relaxes environmental safeguards, a prominent ecologist explains why he resigned from his government post

September 29, 2014National Geographic

Ráez-Luna resigned over the administration's support of a law that, to the horror of environmental groups around the world, rolled back many green policies established in Peru during the past decade.

Indigenous Groups Give Cautious Welcome to Deal Struck at UN

Indigenous Groups Give Cautious Welcome to Deal Struck at UN

Governments pledge to consult native groups over projects on indigenous lands and improve access to education and services

September 23, 2014The Guardian

Patricia Gualinga, from the Sarayaku community in the Ecuador Amazon, who travelled to the conference with Amazon Watch, was more skeptical about what the new document would bring. "Until now what I have seen and heard is that all presidents have beautiful discourses, but where I come from it just stays on paper and in discourses and not in application."

Indigenous Groups Call for Drilling Limits to Fight Climate Change

The UN is holding the first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples during the General Assembly

September 22, 2014Al Jazeera

"You don't have to look for where you are going to begin. We are already here fighting to preserve the jungle. We are present, we have been present, and we want to support the world and humanity. We in Sarayaku are betting on life, not death," said Patricia Gualinga.

With Its Green Cred Under Fire, Peru Prepares to Host UN Climate Talks

The South American country has warmed up for the next mega-conference in Lima to negotiate a new Earth-saving climate treaty by rolling back its own environmental safeguards

September 21, 2014GlobalPost

Many of the country's environmental problems are deep-rooted and predate the government of President Ollanta Humala, who took office in July 2011. Yet he has drawn green activists' ire for the "paquetazo," a package of economic reforms he signed into law on July 11.

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