Keep the Oil in the Ground

Now the world's scientists have caught up with indigenous peoples and are warning us that in order to avert the kind of climate catastrophe that would turn the Amazon rainforest into a savannah and change life as we know it, we need leave two-thirds of oil reserves in the ground. More

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Brazil's Political Chaos Paves the Way for Environmental Plunder

Brazil's Political Chaos Paves the Way for Environmental Plunder

May 25, 2017

As Brazil's President Michel Temer weathers a new storm of corruption allegations that threaten to topple his administration, the rightwing ruralista congressional bloc is cynically leveraging this political chaos to ram through its regressive and malicious agenda.

Why Is Brazil Boosting Biofuels Production?

May 12, 2017InterAmerican Dialogue

While Petrobras' concerns are, on the surface, laudatory, it is not a stretch to assume that they arise from a concern for the company's bottom line if a greater percentage of biodiesel must be mixed with diesel.

Civil Society Organizations Unite in Resistance Against Brazil's Attacks on Environmental and Indigenous Rights Protections

Over 100 institutions sign letter denouncing measures of the Temer administration and its agribusiness allies

May 10, 2017

Environmental, indigenous, and human rights organizations from across Brazil and around the globe have united in resistance against measures being adopted by the Brazilian government and the ruralista lobby that violate human rights and jeopardize environmental protection.

Chevron's Illegal Payments To Witnesses Should Prompt Supreme Court To Reconsider Case

Chevron's Illegal Payments To Witnesses Should Prompt Supreme Court To Reconsider Case

May 6, 2017EarthRights International

For nearly three decades, Ecuadorian communities have tried to hold Texaco (now Chevron) accountable for the company's legacy of oil pollution in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The saga has stretched across the globe, across multiple court rooms and tribunals, and yet justice for the Ecuadorian victims remains elusive.

Historic Indigenous Mobilization Confronts Spiraling Threats To Rights and Resources in Brazil

Historic Indigenous Mobilization Confronts Spiraling Threats To Rights and Resources in Brazil

May 3, 2017

"We affirm that we will not permit violence, rollbacks, and threats perpetrated by the Brazilian government and economic oligarchies against our lives and our rights. We call on Brazilian society and the international community to unite with the struggle of native peoples in defense of traditional territories, Mother Earth, and the well-being of all forms of life."

Ecuadorian Indigenous Leaders Deliver Letter Calling on China to Abandon Oil Drilling in Their Territory as Ecuador Faces U.N. Review

Ecuadorian Indigenous Leaders Deliver Letter Calling on China to Abandon Oil Drilling in Their Territory as Ecuador Faces U.N. Review

On Saturday, the leaders participated in the Peoples Climate March alongside other indigenous leaders and actor Leonardo DiCaprio

May 1, 2017

New York, NY – Indigenous leaders Manari and Gloria Ushigua from the Sápara nation of the Ecuadorian Amazon delivered a letter this morning addressed to the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China before the United Nations in New York, in which they call on its state-run oil companies to abandon drilling plans on their rainforest territory. Their action occurs on the same day that Ecuador faces scrutiny from the U.N. Human Rights Council during the body's Universal Periodic Review of the country.

Civil Society Groups Ask U.S. Supreme Court To Reject Chevron's Attempts to Suppress Free Speech and Undermine Historic Amazon Pollution Case

Supreme Court Presented With Evidence of Chevron's Bribery, Intimidation and Retaliation Against Civil Society Groups and Indigenous Communities

May 1, 2017

Oakland, CA – Several prominent environmental and human rights groups are demanding that the U.S. Supreme Court block Chevron's ongoing attacks on their Free Speech rights and its use of false evidence in the historic Ecuador pollution case, where the oil giant faces the largest environmental judgment ever after admitting that it dumped billions of gallons of toxic waste into the rainforest.

Brazil's Deforestation "Sheriff" Has Been Fired

Brazil's Deforestation "Sheriff" Has Been Fired

There's been a major shakeup in the Brazilian government's anti-deforestation department

April 28, 2017Mongabay

According to Christian Poirier, Amazon Watch Program Director, "The dismissal of Thelma Krug reflects a growing wariness that the Brazilian government's tools for monitoring deforestation are not keeping pace with the diverse and sophisticated methods used by loggers to avoid detection."

Celebrating Earth Day, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Mobilize in Brazil and Globally to Demand Recognition of their Rights and Role in Alleviating the Impending Climate Crisis

Celebrating Earth Day, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Mobilize in Brazil and Globally to Demand Recognition of their Rights and Role in Alleviating the Impending Climate Crisis

As scientific evidence mounts of their key role in protecting ecosystems and climate stability, Brazil's indigenous movement calls on the government to halt attacks on indigenous rights

April 20, 2017

Indigenous Peoples, local communities, social movements, environmental activists, and women's groups from 25 different countries today kicked off a week of protests, meetings, and events to demand respect for community land rights.

Business as Usual: A Resurgence of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

Business as Usual: A Resurgence of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

After years of positive signs, deforestation in Brazil's Amazon is on the rise, with a sharp increase in 2016. As powerful economic forces push for development, the government must take steps to protect the world's largest rainforest.

April 18, 2017Yale Environment 360

The rise in deforestation over the last five years should not be a surprise, given that the underlying factors behind forest clearing continue to grow year by year.

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