Eye on the Amazon
  • Donny Rico Gives Credit Where Credit Is Due: Judge Kaplan

    Donny Rico Gives Credit Where Credit Is Due: Judge Kaplan

    October 30, 2014 – Chevron's retaliatory RICO case against the Ecuadorians and their lawyers would not have come about were it not for the generous suggestion of U.S. Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan. Chevron spent millions upon millions filing cases against the Ecuadorians everywhere other than Ecuador once the company saw the verdict was about to come down, but when they met Kaplan, they hit pay dirt.

  • The Human Impact of the Belo Monte Dam Has Already Begun: Displacement and Despair in Altamira

    The Human Impact of the Belo Monte Dam Has Already Begun: Displacement and Despair in Altamira

    October 23, 2014 – Since the construction of the Belo Monte dam began, the city of Altamira has been in a state of "complete chaos in all social and public policy areas, especially health, public safety, and housing," says Antonia Melo, leader of the movement Xingu Alive Forever. "There has been rampant population growth as well as rises in drug abuse and child prostitution, among other forms of violence."

  • Hall of SHAME? We Have a Winner!

    Hall of SHAME? We Have a Winner!

    October 22, 2014 – There are many corporations worthy of being condemned for their actions that harm people and the planet, but none more deserving than Chevron. This company has reveled in its role as corporate criminal on the run from a $9.5 billion verdict against it in Ecuador for the deliberate dumping of billions of gallons of toxic wastewater into the rainforest. Chevron brazenly flaunts the fact that it will not be held to account by any court anywhere and will never stop fighting the very people who continue to suffer from its willful contamination.

  • New Power for Bad, Old Habits? Why Brazil Must Change Its Energy Path

    New Power for Bad, Old Habits? Why Brazil Must Change Its Energy Path

    October 21, 2014 – There is an urgent need to, as another Brazilian energy expert has said, ‘open up and manage a debate on the country’s energy path’, including the future contribution of hydropower. A more open and transparent decision-making process with robust, independent review would increase the political legitimacy of decisions.

  • 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.

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