American Indians of the Klamath River basin have been fighting for the removal of dams for years. More than 5,000 miles away in Brazil's Amazon basin, another battle between dams and the Indians' way of life is being waged, and a delegation of young Klamath River Indians and river activists is heading south this month to join forces.
The oil conglomerate is claiming injuries from a satirical videoFebruary 5, 2014Salon.com
How desperate is Chevron to get out of paying billions in damages for oil contamination in Ecuador’s rainforest? Very, according to Mark Fiore. The Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist claims the company has filed court documents over a satirical video he made in conjunction with the environmental nonprofit Amazon Watch.
The Peruvian government has approved plans for gas company Pluspetrol to move deeper into a supposedly protected reserve for indigenous peoples and the buffer zone of the Manu National Park in the Amazon rainforest.
In 2012, BNDES loaned 156 billion Brazilian reais (64 billion US dollars) of public money, much of it to finance investments in infrastructure in the Amazon where these public works are causing glaring social and environmental impacts.
Culture ministry approves Pluspetrol's plans to explore for gas in Manu national park buffer zoneJanuary 27, 2014The Guardian
The expansion will involve drilling 18 wells, conducting seismic tests across hundreds of square kms, and building a 6.5 mile flowline in the supposedly protected Kugapakori-Nahua-Nanti Reserve for indigenous people in "voluntary isolation" and "initial contact."
Gas company Pluspetrol admits it will cause "fear" and possibly "stress" and a "sensation of invasion" among indigenous peoples in the Peruvian Amazon who have little or no contact with outsiders.
Amazon tribes in Peru's rainforest are at risk of "massive deaths" from new diseases to which they lack immunity, gas company Pluspetrol admits – as it tries to expand its Camisea gas project into a Reserve for isolated indigenous people.
Part of ITT block located within country's largest nature reserveJanuary 17, 2014Wall Street Journal
Quito, Ecuador – Environmental activists called on Ecuador's President Rafael Correa to abandon plans to develop the Ishpingo-Tambocoha-Tiputini oil block. A portion of the ITT oil block, as it is known, is located within Yasuni National Park, the country's largest nature reserve and considered one of the most biodiverse regions in the world.
Culture ministry backtracks after pressure from Perupetro, putting indigenous peoples' lives at riskJanuary 16, 2014The Guardian
Two key Peruvian state institutions are blocking plans to establish a reserve for indigenous people living in "voluntary isolation" between the Napo and Tigre rivers in the Amazon rainforest.
Women activists and leaders have been at the core of the environmental movement since its inceptionJanuary 14, 2014Earth Island Journal
Women in leadership positions who are working for environmental and social justice are not only reshaping our world by addressing the issues, they're also fundamentally changing the terrain of our institutions by introducing more effective leadership qualities, and by shifting and transforming our systems from the inside out.