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Peru's Lawmakers Continue To Block Titling for Indigenous Peoples

Peru's Lawmakers Continue To Block Titling for Indigenous Peoples

November 20, 2015Blue and Green

Indigenous communities in Peru must clear 27 bureaucratic hurdles to obtain official recognition and formal land titles, a costly process that can take more than a decade, while concessionaires face between three and seven bureaucratic steps, depending on whether they seek permits for logging or mining, and can obtain their paperwork in less than a year, according to a new study released today at an event in Paris.

Can the Paris Talks Save the Amazon?

Can the Paris Talks Save the Amazon?

During COP21, the International Rights of Nature Tribunal will also meet in Paris. Can Ecuador protect Yasuni National Park – and how can other countries learn from South America?

November 16, 2015Pacific Standard

With tens of thousands of climate officials converging on Paris at the end of the month to seek an international agreement on global warming, environmentalists are reviving a controversial plan to protect a pristine stretch of the Amazon's Yasuni National Park, which teems with biodiversity and is home to tribes living in voluntary isolation.

A New Amazon Highway Threatens Some of the Rainforest's Last Uncontacted Tribes

A New Amazon Highway Threatens Some of the Rainforest's Last Uncontacted Tribes

November 11, 2015GlobalPost

Peru’s congress took a landmark vote that potentially compromises Manu National Park, the country’s most famous Amazonian protected area, and the neighboring Amarakaeri Indigenous Reserve, home to some of the last uncontacted tribes anywhere in the world. But the regional authorities aren’t waiting: Construction is already underway, even without the necessary environmental impact study or other permits.

This Epic Environmental Lawsuit Just Got a Bit More Complicated

This Epic Environmental Lawsuit Just Got a Bit More Complicated

November 6, 2015VICE News

During the tribunal, Chevron's key witness admitted that there is no evidence to corroborate allegations that he received bribes or that he acted as a ghostwriter in the judgment against Chevron. He also conceded, in cross-examination, that elements of his sworn testimony were exaggerated and, in other cases, simply false.

Amazon Rainforest Defense Now Part of Activists' Global Strategy to Defeat Fossil Fuel Industry

Amazon Rainforest Defense Now Part of Activists' Global Strategy to Defeat Fossil Fuel Industry

October 29, 2015Huffington Post

The fate of the world's climate and the Amazon Rainforest are intertwined. That was the message brought by Amazon Watch founder and board president Atossa Soltani to a session of the annual Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, CA on October 23rd.

"Yes, I Lied": Vindicating Villagers, Star Chevron Witness Busted for Perjury

"Chevron has taken the people of Ecuador and the U.S. court system on a ride, full of lies, deliberate delay, and obstruction of justice, says Amazon Watch

October 27, 2015Common Dreams

In what is being called "a dramatic turn" in a protracted legal battle, documents publicized Monday reveal that the star witness in a case pitting rainforest villagers against a multinational oil giant has admitted to lying under oath in an effort to help Chevron avoid paying a $9.5 billion judgment for deliberate pollution of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Ecuador's Oil Polarizes the Country

Oil is one of Ecuador's most controversial and polarizing topics. The country is dependent on oil for income, but drilling is a perceived threat to livelihoods of the local communities.

October 27, 2015NBC News

Oil is one of Ecuador’s most controversial and polarizing topics. On one hand the country is dependent on oil for income, while on the other, oil drilling is a perceived threat to livelihoods in communities where drilling ensues. Testimony given before an international tribunal released Monday, calls into question the legitimacy of Chevron’s star witness in a two-decade long legal battle over oil contamination in the Ecuadorean Amazon.

Chevron's Star Witness Admits to Lying in the Amazon Pollution Case

Chevron's Star Witness Admits to Lying in the Amazon Pollution Case

October 26, 2015VICE News

In testimony given before the international tribunal, Guerra has now admitted that there is no evidence to corroborate allegations of a bribe or a ghostwritten judgment, and that large parts of his sworn testimony were exaggerated and, in other cases, simply not true.

There Is Persistent Contamination at Former Chevron Sites in the Amazon

There Is Persistent Contamination at Former Chevron Sites in the Amazon

October 19, 2015VICE News

"In terms of what they found, it absolutely affirms everything that the court system in Ecuador, and Ecuador's supreme court has found: that Chevron is guilty," said Kevin Koenig, the Ecuador program director for Amazon Watch. "It shows exactly what the Ecuadorian court system found, which was egregious contamination, health risks, and from sites that Chevron allegedly remediated."

How Hydroelectric Power May Undermine Brazil's Pledge to Slash Greenhouse Gases

October 2, 2015VICE News

"Brazil is putting these dams into the energy mix, without so much as looking at their carbon footprints," said Brent Millikin, the Brazil-based Amazon program director for International Rivers, a US environmental group. "The dams are a disaster every way you look at it."

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