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Dirty energy projects drive deforestation, pollution and rights violations in the Amazon basin. Over the decades, national governments and corporations have erected dozens of oil and gas projects and hydroelectric dams across the region with no meaningful safeguards for the fragile rainforest ecosystem or the wellbeing of the local peoples. More

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Fossil-Fueled Catastrophes

Fossil-Fueled Catastrophes

September 21, 2017

The end of the summer of 2017 couldn't have been more apocalyptic. Wildfires torched the Pacific Northwest, the Sierras, Los Angeles, and much of the Western United States. Temperatures blistered in the Bay Area, breaking all-time records over Labor Day, with downtown San Francisco hitting a sweltering 106 degrees.

Ecuador's Government Responds to Demands of the Country's Indigenous Movement

Ecuador's Government Responds to Demands of the Country's Indigenous Movement

September 20, 2017

It has been eight years since Ecuador's indigenous leaders last met with the leader occupying the country's presidential palace. But Ecuador's new president, Lenin Moreno, has taken a different approach, summoning various actors who were considered opponents by the previous government to a "National Dialogue".

Study Says Amazonian Locals Are Key to Saving the "Lungs of the Planet"

September 12, 2017Reuters

"Our analysis shows that local stewardship of the forest can be very effective in curtailing forest degradation in the Peruvian Amazon," said the study's lead author, Judith Schleicher.

"Uncontacted" Amazon Tribe Members Are Reported Killed in Brazil

September 10, 2017New York Times

"If the investigation confirms the reports, it will be yet another genocidal massacre resulting directly from the Brazilian government's failure to protect isolated tribes – something that is guaranteed in the Constitution."

Zero Tolerance of Deforestation Likely Only Way to Save Amazon Gateway

Zero Tolerance of Deforestation Likely Only Way to Save Amazon Gateway

September 7, 2017Mongabay

Despite its biological and economic importance, illegal logging in the Gurupi Biological Reserve and in the Awá, Caru, Alto Turiaçu and Araribóia indigenous territories is common, and indigenous groups say that government enforcement is dangerously lax.

Six Farmers Shot Dead over Land Rights Battle in Peru

Six Farmers Shot Dead over Land Rights Battle in Peru

The victims were targeted by a criminal gang who wanted to use their lands to grow lucrative palm oil, according to local indigenous leaders

September 6, 2017The Guardian

Six farmers have been shot dead by a criminal gang who wanted to seize their farms to muscle in on the lucrative palm oil trade, according to indigenous Amazon leaders in Peru.

Chevron Texaco Benefitted from Dumping Oil in Ecuador Beyond Saving Money

Chevron Texaco Benefitted from Dumping Oil in Ecuador Beyond Saving Money

A study of the Chevron Texaco oil dumping case in Ecuador reveals that oil companies have an incentive to pollute that goes beyond saving money from oil dumping, explains Lindsay Ofrias, the study's author

September 5, 2017Real News Network

Oil companies and similar corporations save money by contaminating the environment. A recent study conducted in the context of the Chevron Texaco case argues that oil companies also have an incentive to contaminate the environment that goes beyond saving money.

After Deafening Global Outcry, the Brazilian Government Retreats on Plan to Permit Mining in Massive Amazonian Reserve

After Deafening Global Outcry, the Brazilian Government Retreats on Plan to Permit Mining in Massive Amazonian Reserve

September 1, 2017

A tremendous national and international public outcry from all walks of society forced Temer to roll back his original decree to allow mining in a large, pristine area of the Amazon rainforest.

Brazilian Judge Stymies Plan to Allow Mining in Amazon Region

Brazilian Judge Stymies Plan to Allow Mining in Amazon Region

August 30, 2017The New York Times

"The suspension of President Temer's unilateral decree with its severe threats to vast Amazonian forest offers a welcome and temporary reprieve," said Christian Poirier, the program director for Amazon Watch.

Brazilian Judge Stymies Plan to Allow Mining in Amazon Region

Judge says president Michel Temer went beyond his authority in issuing decree to dissolve Renca, after fury from activists

August 30, 2017The Guardian

A Brazilian court has blocked an attempt by the president, Michel Temer, to open up swaths of the Amazon forest to mining companies after an outcry by environmental campaigners and climate activists.

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Amplify! A Celebration of Voices from the Amazon

On September 27th, 2017 Amazon Watch will hold its annual gala in San Francisco at the Bently Reserve.

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