Eye on the Amazon
  • A Brave Call from the "Dalai Lama of the Amazon"

    A Brave Call from the "Dalai Lama of the Amazon"

    August 11, 2014 – Take action to defend Davi Yanomami! Send a letter to the Brazilian government demanding urgent police protection.

  • Minister Tapia: Thank You for Investigating Petroamazonas – Now Stop Them from Destroying the Rest of Ecuador's Amazon

    Minister Tapia: Thank You for Investigating Petroamazonas – Now Stop Them from Destroying the Rest of Ecuador's Amazon

    August 5, 2014 – Your petitions worked! Last week Minister Tapia announced plans to open an investigation into Petroamazonas' spill. Let's thank the minister and insist that she prohibit Petroamazonas from expanding its operations further into the Amazon.

  • Expelled from Ecuador: One Solar Visionary's Story

    Expelled from Ecuador: One Solar Visionary's Story

    July 29, 2014 – On July 17, Oliver Utne, a U.S. citizen residing in Ecuador with a valid visa, was abruptly questioned, detained, and forced to leave the country after being targeted by Ecuadorian immigration officials. Utne had been living in the country for several years and coordinating an innovative solar canoe project with the Achuar indigenous people.

  • Supporting Community-Led Environmental Monitoring in the Wake of an Oil Spill

    Supporting Community-Led Environmental Monitoring in the Wake of an Oil Spill

    July 17, 2014 – A Petroamazonas pipeline ruptured, spewing thousands of barrels of crude oil into the Aguarico River. When would the company stop the spill? How poisoned is our water? When will it be safe to bathe, wash clothes, and fish in our river? Will the company clean up the spill? These were the questions on the minds of many of the Cofán, Siona and Secoya people who live downriver from the ruptured pipeline. But there was silence.

  • A Lifetime of Injustice: The History of the Belo Monte Dam

    A Lifetime of Injustice: The History of the Belo Monte Dam

    July 15, 2014 – The Xingu River Alive Forever Movement, which represents communities affected by the Belo Monte Dam, with support from International Rivers and Amazon Watch, has compiled the most comprehensive history of the destructive dam from its inception to today, in a new, interactive web timeline.

  • Brazil Loses World Cup, Will It Rise as Clean Energy Champion?

    Brazil Loses World Cup, Will It Rise as Clean Energy Champion?

    Get the ball rolling on clean energy in Brazil

    July 10, 2014 – Despite Brazil's devastating loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-final, Brazil still has a chance to be a world champion in clean and renewable energy rather than continuing to rely on destructive and outdated hydroelectric dams like Belo Monte.

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