Eye on the Amazon
  • Brazil's Tapajós River Dam Complex: Lessons from the Failures of Belo Monte

    Brazil's Tapajós River Dam Complex: Lessons from the Failures of Belo Monte

    October 16, 2014 – Given the growing scrutiny of Brazil's dam-building boom, the Tapajós River is now a key battleground in the global debate on the true costs of our development model and its fate could determine the future of the Amazon region.

  • The World We Want and How To Get There

    The World We Want and How To Get There

    Join us at Bioneers this weekend!

    October 15, 2014 – We can hardly wait to dream, scheme and celebrate with you at Bioneers 25th Anniversary Summit Conference this weekend! Join us along with our allies in San Rafael, CA on October 17-19th as we discuss "The World We Want & How to Get There" and work to grow the movement for Mother Earth and future generations.

  • Just Two Clicks So Yasunidos Can Win €100,000 to Protect the Heart of the Amazon!

    Just Two Clicks So Yasunidos Can Win €100,000 to Protect the Heart of the Amazon!

    October 9, 2014 – Yasunidos, the Ecuadorian youth collective that launched a movement to preserve the most biodiverse place on earth, has been nominated for the Human Rights Tulip Award. Friday, October 10th is the last day to vote!

  • Brazil Waffles on Indigenous Rights and Dams in the Amazon

    Brazil Waffles on Indigenous Rights and Dams in the Amazon

    October 3, 2014 – If the Belo Monte disaster set a grim paradigm for human rights and environmental protection in the Amazon, then the manic race to dam the nearby Tapajós River confirms that the Brazilian government will stop at nothing to produce energy at any and all cost.

  • Brazilians March for Clean Energy Not Mega-Dams

    Brazilians March for Clean Energy Not Mega-Dams

    October 1, 2014 – Last Sunday the world – and likely you, our readers – took notice as powerful actions took place in over 2,000 locations around the world for the People's Climate March. Where I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 400 people braved pouring rain, marching for hours as we called for clean energy, not mega-dams in the Amazon.

  • Business Journalists Rush to Rescue Chevron from Its Ecuador Disaster

    Business Journalists Rush to Rescue Chevron from Its Ecuador Disaster

    September 30, 2014 – Chevron got a little help from its friends in the corporate media last week. It is clear that business journalists will come out of the woodwork to defend the company from attacks on their own kind, even if the truth about Chevron’s human rights violations is sacrificed in the process.

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