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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.

Amazon Oil Spill Puts Peruvian Communities at Risk

Amazon Oil Spill Puts Peruvian Communities at Risk

June 26, 2016Mongabay

A new oil spill from the pipeline that carries crude oil from the northern Peruvian Amazon across the Andes Mountains to the Pacific coast has raised fears of yet more pollution of the water and fish on which indigenous villages and riverside communities depend.

Dams Threaten Future of Amazonian Biodiversity, Major New Study Warns

Dams Threaten Future of Amazonian Biodiversity, Major New Study Warns

River dolphins, giant otters, turtles, fish, birds and monkeys are all at risk if 246 Amazon dams go forward – mostly in the Tapajós basin and Andes headwaters.

June 6, 2016Mongabay

Amazonia's surge in hydropower development threatens numerous species with extinction and puts unique habitats at risk, warns a recent study.

Pioneer Gas Project in Latin America Fails Indigenous Peoples

Pioneer Gas Project in Latin America Fails Indigenous Peoples

Huge revenues generated by the Camisea project in Peru's Amazon, but locals suffer from health epidemics and lack of clean water

June 3, 2016The Guardian

"The sorry, declining state of indigenous health and community sanitation structures in the Lower Urubamba is simply not acceptable given the wealth that Camisea has generated in all sectors of the Peruvian economy, and the hundreds of millions of dollars that have entered local and regional government's coffers over the past 10 years," the report reads.

In "Epic Fight for Justice," Activists Descend on Chevron Meeting

In "Epic Fight for Justice," Activists Descend on Chevron Meeting

Like ExxonMobil, Chevron rejected a host of resolutions aimed at addressing its role in climate change

May 25, 2016Common Dreams

"This is an epic fight for justice and Chevron management is living in denial if it thinks we will ever go away until justice is served," said Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch.

Chevron Draws Protest on Climate and Ecuador

Chevron Draws Protest on Climate and Ecuador

May 25, 2016Courthouse News Service

"Mr. Watson, stop your racism against us," said Secoya leader Humberto Piaguaje. "We are neither manipulated nor will we ever be manipulated by lawyers or anyone else, as you continually repeat. We are intelligent enough to think and act for ourselves and to seek justice."

Brazil: Rules Protecting Amazon Under Threat in New Political Fight

Brazil: Rules Protecting Amazon Under Threat in New Political Fight

May 25, 2016Greenpeace Energy Desk

Renewed attempts by top lawmakers to remove environmental licensing requirements for "strategic" development projects in Brazil have been stalled. Controversial schemes include stalled plans for the São Luiz do Tapajós hydroelectric complex – which critics warn could infringe on indigenous lands, destroy local biodiversity and trigger deforestation.

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