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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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.

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.

Saving the Serranía de San Lucas, a Vital Link in the "Jaguar Corridor"

Saving the Serranía de San Lucas, a Vital Link in the "Jaguar Corridor"

September 1, 2017Mongabay

The race is on to protect the area through establishing it as a national park. Proponents of the initiative say doing to would help maintain its rich biodiversity and ensure it retains viable habitat for jaguars and other wildlife.

Equator Banks Called upon to Act on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples' Rights

Global coalition of NGOs and Indigenous organisations seek full revision of outdated Equator Principles

August 29, 2017

65 environmental, human rights and Indigenous Peoples' organisations today sent an open letter to the Steering Committee of the Equator Principles Association, calling for new and much stronger commitments to be made by its 91 member banks on combating climate change and respecting Indigenous Peoples' rights and territories.

Chevron CEO Watson Leaves a Legacy of Toxic Waste

Chevron CEO Watson Leaves a Legacy of Toxic Waste

August 29, 2017

After seven dreadful years, Chevron CEO John Watson recently made a surprise announcement that he is finally slinking off with his tail between his legs. Yet the world will continue to suffer from the disastrous effects of his terrible decisions for many years to come.

Peru Tribal Leaders Vow To Halt Oil Output Unless Indigenous Rights Respected

Peru Tribal Leaders Vow To Halt Oil Output Unless Indigenous Rights Respected

Amazon leaders accuse government of blocking consultation on 30-year contract with Canadian oil firm and have given ministers twenty days to apply law

August 25, 2017The Guardian

Indigenous leaders from the area around Peru's largest oil field have threatened to block the government from accessing their territories and halt oil production unless an indigenous rights law is applied within twenty days.

Colombia Faces Challenge To Build Peace Without Sacrificing Its Famed Biodiversity

Colombia Faces Challenge To Build Peace Without Sacrificing Its Famed Biodiversity

August 21, 2017The Conversation

It is critical that conflict between armed groups is not simply replaced by conflict between communities and mega projects over the protection of their livelihoods and environment.

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