Eye on the Amazon
  • Mobilizing for Indigenous Rights and Climate Justice from the Arctic to the Amazon

    Mobilizing for Indigenous Rights and Climate Justice from the Arctic to the Amazon

    May 2, 2017 – "Our participation in the Peoples Climate March was very important because we were able to bring the voice of our Amazon all the way here, showing the world that we are resisting her plunder."

  • Solar Power Lights Up Amazon Communities Fighting Dirty Energy

    Solar Power Lights Up Amazon Communities Fighting Dirty Energy

    April 18, 2017 – "The government can't call us hypocrites for opposing oil extraction yet using dirty diesel generators. We've made the first big step towards being fossil fuel-free – the government should learn from us."

  • Trouble for Oil in the Peruvian Amazon?

    Trouble for Oil in the Peruvian Amazon?

    April 11, 2017 – Reports of oil companies leaving the Peruvian Amazon made weekly headlines in March, providing encouragement to those of us who love the Amazon and know that humanity must move away from fossil fuels. In addition to the announcement by two oil companies that they will abandon drilling projects in important oil blocks, a Peruvian court annulled a controversial oil contract within indigenous territories for lack of proper consultation.

  • Toxic Mega-Mine Looms Over Belo Monte's Affected Communities

    Toxic Mega-Mine Looms Over Belo Monte's Affected Communities

    April 4, 2017 – On the banks of Brazil's lower Xingu River, a toxic controversy looms large, threatening to heap insult upon the grievous injuries of the nearby Belo Monte hydroelectric dam. Belo Sun would become Brazil's largest open-pit gold mine, straddling the territories of three indigenous peoples and other traditional communities that are already reeling from the many social and environmental impacts of Belo Monte.

  • Ecuador Election: No Good Option for the Amazon

    Ecuador Election: No Good Option for the Amazon

    March 31, 2017 – Regardless of who wins, the response to the escalated social conflicts over extractive industry projects, rollback of indigenous rights, and criminalization of civil society protest will be an early and pressing challenge for the incoming administration.

  • Community-Based Projects Are a Climate Change Solution and Need Our Support

    Community-Based Projects Are a Climate Change Solution and Need Our Support

    March 29, 2017 – Throughout these years of peaceful resistance and advocating for the Amazon, I have grown to understand that a great way to fight against exploitative oil, gas, and mining development is to support community-based economic initiatives.

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