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Striking Photos Capture the Unnatural Transformation of the Amazon Rainforest

There was this moment last year when I was sitting in the quietest place in the U.S. and a plane flew overhead, breaking the cocoon of natural sound. It was the sonic emulation of the world we’re creating, writ large. Humanity has crept into every nook and cranny of the planet, and now we’re being forced to confront…Read more...
Tags: Anthropocene, Culture, Photography, Art, Atmos, Amazon Rainforest, Brazil


Exploring the Jungle: The 11 Things You Must Know Before Trips to the Amazon

Exploring the jungle, you will find a mix of serenity and excitement. The experience will bring you deep into the heart of our natural world, where you can deeply connect with your mammalian roots. However, trips to the Amazon require knowledge and serious preparation. You should not swing into the jungle expecting to wing it. 11 Wild Tips for Trips to the Amazon Enjoy your adventure by going in equipped to take on the jungle experience. These must-know tips will help you in one of the most exc...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Sponsored, Peru, Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador, Indiana Jones, Amazon Enjoy, MMR Chicken Pox, Chikungunya Dengue Fever


Novo Airão and the Amazon travel

The mighty, black-hued Rio Negro presents travelers with wide-open, reflection-doubled vistas. Traveling by boat up this Amazonian tributary is a stunning way to venture deeper into the Brazilian rainforest. The small town of Novo Airão sits on the southwest bank of the Rio Negro, near the world’s second largest freshwater archipelago, with hundreds of islands. Beyond that lie a national park, isolated communities, and a remote rainforest reserve. While Novo Airão doesn’t abound in natural sp...
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Brazilian President Who Says The Holocaust ‘Can Be Forgiven’ To Be Honored In A Private Event At NY Museum

The American Museum of Natural History said on Twitter that it was “deeply concerned” and “exploring its options” as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is set to be honored at a gala at the museum. “In a statement Friday, the museum said the event ‘does not in any way reflect the Museum’s position that there is an urgent need to conserve the Amazon Rainforest, which has such profound implications for biological diversity, indigenous communities, climate change, and the future health of our plan...
Tags: Art, Amazon Rainforest, American Museum of Natural History, Issues, Jair Bolsonaro, 04.12.19, NY Museum


Burnt body of British environmental activist found in Peru

Paul McAuley, 71, had helped Amazon tribes fight against the onslaught of oil and gas companies Authorities in Peru have launched an investigation after the body of a British environmental activist and Catholic missionary was found in the Amazon city of Iquitos.Students found the body of Paul McAuley, 71, on Tuesday in a hostel he founded for indigenous students in the Amazon city. Local media reported that his body had been burned. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, Americas, UK News, World news, Peru, Amazon Rainforest, Catholic, Iquitos, Paul McAuley


'Defending our existence': Colombian tribe stands in way of oil exploration

In part three of our series, the Siona people stress opposition to any operations on their territory‘The war goes on’: one tribe caught up in Colombia’s armed conflictColombian tribe calls for action on alleged effects of UK oil firmPablo Maniguaje, an indigenous Siona man, is wearing a white-sleeved tunic and peccary tooth necklace. To the right, out of sight, is the Putumayo River, running downstream towards Peru and the main trunk of the Amazon.Maniguaje is talking about his territory. He is ...
Tags: Energy, UK, Environment, Oil, Americas, World news, Colombia, Conservation, Fossil Fuels, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Peru, Amazon Rainforest, Indigenous Peoples, Putumayo River, Amazon Maniguaje


US-China soy trade war could destroy 13 million hectares of rainforest

Study suggests Brazil likely to rush to fill China’s sudden soy shortfall by boosting farmingThe Amazon rainforest could be the greatest casualty of the trade war between the United States and China, warns a new study showing how deforestation pressures have surged as a result of the geopolitical jolt in global soy markets.Up to 13m hectares of forest and savannah – an area the size of Greece – would have to be cleared if Brazil and other exporters were to fill the huge shortfall in soy supply t...
Tags: Greece, China, Environment, Americas, US, World news, US news, United States, Asia Pacific, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Global development, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Donald Trump


Brazil environment minister's dismissal of slain Amazon defender stirs outrage

Ricardo Salles’ comments fuel criticism of administration’s stance, which environmentalists say is excessively pro-businessBrazilian environmental groups have blasted Jair Bolsonaro’s environment minister after he dismissed the murdered Amazon rain forest defender Chico Mendes as “irrelevant”. Related: Climate change a 'secondary' issue, says Brazil's environment minister Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, Environment, Americas, World news, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Jair Bolsonaro, Chico Mendes, Ricardo Salles


La Selva Lodge Amazon Rainforest Ecuador

Now we have an experience to rival our Galapagos trip.Although Ecuador has just 2 of the Amazon Rainforest it is the most bio diverse region.The La Selva area has over 600 varieties of birds 7 types of monkeys and countless varieties of trees pl
Tags: Travel, Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador, Galapagos, LA SELVA, La Selva Lodge Amazon Rainforest Ecuador


Welcome to the Jungle: Your Essential Guide to Visiting the Amazon

The very name conjures up images of lush tropical landscapes and jungles filled with exotic wildlife. It’s enough to make you want to go see it all in person. Visiting the Amazon is more complicated than it sounds, partly because of its size. The Amazon Rainforest takes up over 2.5 million square miles, which equates to nearly half of the continent of South America. It’s not possible to see all of that over the course of a single vacation, so you’ll need to determine what you most want to see an...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Sponsored, Amazon Rainforest, South America, Ecuador, Don


Jair Bolsonaro alarms climate activists with pro-business speech

New Brazilian president highlights need to grow economy in Davos appearanceBrazil’s new rightwing president Jair Bolsonaro has prompted fresh alarm among environmentalists after stressing that protecting his country’s unique ecosystem has to be consistent with growing the economy.In remarks that did little to assuage fears of the risks that a go-for-growth strategy would pose to the Amazon region, Bolsonaro used his first overseas trip since taking control at the start of the year to outline a s...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Environment, Americas, World news, Davos, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Davos 2019


Gisele Bündchen is a 'bad Brazilian', says Bolsonaro's agriculture minister

Tereza Cristina Dias said the model, who is a UN environment goodwill ambassador, should ‘not go around criticizing Brazil’Brazil’s new agriculture minister has described the Gisele Bündchen as a “bad Brazilian” whose environmental activism has tainted the country’s image abroad, inviting the supermodel to instead become an “ambassador” for the agricultural sector.In an interview with a conservative radio station on Monday, Tereza Cristina Dias was asked about the “PR problems” that have arisen ...
Tags: Americas, World news, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Un, Gisele Bündchen, Bündchen, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Tereza Cristina Dias


Brazil’s New President Moves to Kick Indigenous People off Their Land Just Hours After Taking Office

The war against Brazil’s indigenous people has begun. Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wasted no time his first two days in office, signing a decree Wednesday that hands over power to designate indigenous lands to the Ministry of Agriculture, a move that could have repercussions for the country’s 690…Read more...
Tags: Science, Brazil, Indigenous Rights, Amazon Rainforest, Ministry of Agriculture, Jair Bolsonaro


Jair Bolsonaro launches assault on Amazon rainforest protections

Executive order transfers regulation and creation of indigenous reserves to agriculture ministry controlled by agribusiness lobbyHours after taking office, Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has launched an assault on environmental and Amazon protections with an executive order transferring the regulation and creation of new indigenous reserves to the agriculture ministry – which is controlled by the powerful agribusiness lobby. Related: Jair Bolsonaro's inauguration: the day progressive ...
Tags: Amazon, Environment, Americas, World news, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Indigenous Peoples, Jair Bolsonaro


The uncontacted tribes of Brazil face genocide under Jair Bolsonaro | Fiona Watson

Brazil’s indigenous peoples, already targeted by loggers, face a powerful foe in the new president. We must protect themOn 1 January, Jair Bolsonaro will be sworn in as Brazil’s 38th president. He has expressed open disdain for the indigenous peoples of Brazil, and it is no exaggeration to say that some of the world’s most unique and diverse tribes are facing annihilation. Genocide is defined by the UN as “the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious grou...
Tags: Amazon, Human Rights, Law, Environment, Americas, World news, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Un, Indigenous Peoples, Fiona Watson, Jair Bolsonaro, Logging and land-clearing, Amazon Brazil


Indigenous leader urges EU to impose sanctions on Brazil

Europe told if it does not act it will be ‘turning blind eye to genocide’ under BolsonaroBrazil’s foremost indigenous leader has called on the EU to impose trade sanctions to prevent ecological disaster and a “social extermination” by her country’s far-right president-elect, who takes office on 1 January.Jair Bolsonaro has terrified indigenous communities by promising to take every centimetre of their land, designate rights activists as “terrorists” and carve a motorway through the Amazon, which...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Germany, Environment, Americas, Eu, World news, Deforestation, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Indigenous Peoples, Jair Bolsonaro, BolsonaroBrazil


8,000 barrels of oil spill in the Peruvian Amazon

Approximately 8,000 barrels of crude oil have spilled into the Amazon, and the Peru State oil company Petroperu says its because local indigenous people severed the pipeline. According to a company statement, members of the Mayuriaga community in the Loreto region first damaged the pipeline and then interfered with the technicians trying to repair it. “The townspeople prevented us from securing the pipe to stop petroleum from spilling from the pipe,” said Beatriz Alva Hart, a Petroperu spokeswo...
Tags: Amazon, Design, News, Environment, Newfoundland, Peru, Amazon Rainforest, Oil Spill, Pacific, Loreto, Peruvian Amazon, Morona, OEFA, Petroperu, Mayuriaga, Peru State


Climate change a 'secondary' issue, says Brazil's environment minister

Appointed by president-elect Bolsonaro, Ricardo Salles calls environmental fines ‘ideological’Brazil’s new environment minister believes that global warming is “secondary”, that many environmental fines are “ideological” and has been accused of altering plans for an environmentally protected area in order to favour businesses.Ricardo Salles, the former environment secretary for São Paulo state, was recommended for his new role by business and agribusiness groups and announced as minister in a tw...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Americas, World news, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Sao Paulo, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro Ricardo Salles, Ricardo Salles


Environmental fines are 'ideological', says Brazil's new environment minister

Appointed by president-elect Bolsonaro, Ricardo Salles also says global warming is ‘secondary’Brazil’s new environment minister believes that global warming is “secondary”, that many environmental fines are “ideological” and has been accused of altering plans for an environmentally protected area in order to favour businesses.Ricardo Salles, the former environment secretary for São Paulo state, was recommended for his new role by business and agribusiness groups and announced as minister in a tw...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Americas, World news, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Sao Paulo, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro Ricardo Salles, Ricardo Salles


Catastrophic Oil Spill in the Peruvian Amazon Pits State Energy Company Against Local Tribe

Last week, at least 8,000 barrels of crude oil gushed into the northern Amazon rainforest in Peru, creating one of the worst spills the region has seen in years. State oil company Petroperú is blaming a local indigenous community for sabotaging a pipeline and triggering the spill, but the leader of Peru’s Wampis…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Peru, Amazon Rainforest, Oil Spill, Petroperu, This Is A Real Mess, Wampis Nation


Brazil records worst annual deforestation for a decade

Nearly 8,000sq kms lost in the year to July amid alarm new president Jair Bolsonaro will make situation worseBrazil has released its worst annual deforestation figures in a decade amid fears that the situation might worsen when the avowedly anti-environmentalist president-elect Jair Bolsonaro takes power.Between August 2017 and July 2018, 7,900sq kms were deforested, according to preliminary figures from the environment ministry based on satellite monitoring – a 13.7% rise on the previous year a...
Tags: Environment, Americas, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Jair Bolsonaro


Amazon indigenous groups propose Mexico-sized 'corridor of life'

World’s biggest protected area would stretch across borders from Andes to AtlanticIndigenous groups in the Amazon have proposed the creation of the world’s biggest protected area, a 200m-hectare sanctuary for people, wildlife and climate stability that would stretch across borders from the Andes to the Atlantic.The plan, presented to the UN Conference on Biodiversity on Wednesday, puts the alliance of Amazon communities in the middle of one of the world’s most important environmental and politic...
Tags: Amazon, Mexico, Environment, Americas, World news, Colombia, Atlantic, United Nations, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Indigenous Peoples, Biodiversity, Ecuador, Andes, UN Conference on Biodiversity


Guest Post: How a Bad Name Can Hurt the Value of your Brand

When you’re thinking of a name for your new business, you might run into people who tell you not to worry about your business name. Some people say that there isn’t a noticeable value to a business name – that names are just frills that aren’t worth investing time and resources into researching. However, research shows that simple, catchy names outperform non-interesting names on the stock market by up to 33%. Rather than looking at the direct financial benefits a good brand name brings, consi...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Marketing, Sales, Brand, Amazon Rainforest, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Squadhelp, Grant Polachek, Director of Marketing at Inc, Nestle Philips Hilton Pepsi, Solid Brand Foundation, Cadabra Earth


Jair Bolsonaro's rise to power casts shadow over UN environment conference

Participants at biodiversity convention say Amazon protections are under threat Jair Bolsonaro’s rise to power in Brazil has cast a shadow over the first global environment conference since the ultra-nationalist was elected to lead the most biodiverse nation on Earth.Participants at the the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, which opened in Sharm El Sheikh on Saturday, expressed concerns that the former army captain will disrupt international efforts to prevent the collapse of natural life s...
Tags: Amazon, Environment, Americas, World news, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Un, Indigenous Peoples, Donald Trump, Sharm El Sheikh, Jair Bolsonaro, UN Convention on Biological Diversity


'Sad surprise': Amazon fish contaminated by plastic particles

Scientists in Brazil find first evidence of plastic pollution in Amazon basin freshwater fish Scientists have found the first evidence of plastic contamination in freshwater fish in the Amazon, highlighting the extent to which bags, bottles and other waste dumped in rivers is affecting the world’s wildlife.Tests on the stomach contents of fish in Brazil’s Xingu River, one of the major tributaries of the Amazon, revealed plastic particles in more than 80% of the species examined, including the om...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Environment, Americas, World news, Fish, Pollution, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Plastics, Xingu River


Fears for Amazon as Bolsonaro plans to merge environment and agriculture ministries

Conservationists fear move will put short-term business interests ahead of the world’s biggest terrestrial carbon sink, indigenous communities and rich eco-systemsJair Bolsonaro will merge Brazil’s environment and agriculture ministries, a senior aide has confirmed, raising fears the ultra-right leader will ramp up conversion of Amazon rainforest into farmland.After his election victory on Sunday, the president-elect is putting together a cabinet that he says will “make Brazil great”, though man...
Tags: Amazon, Environment, Americas, World news, Conservation, Deforestation, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Bolsonaro, Fears for Amazon


Bolsonaro to merge environment and agriculture ministries in threat to the Amazon

Conservationists fear move will put short-term business interests ahead of the world’s biggest terrestrial carbon sink, indigenous communities and rich eco-systemsJair Bolsonaro will merge Brazil’s environment and agriculture ministries, a senior aide has confirmed, raising fears the ultra-right leader will ramp up conversion of Amazon rainforest into farmland.After his election victory on Sunday, the president-elect is putting together a cabinet that he says will “make Brazil great”, though man...
Tags: Amazon, Environment, Americas, World news, Conservation, Deforestation, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest


The Guardian view on Brazil’s new president: a global danger | Editorial

The EU – and Britain – ought to act to save the planet from Jair Bolsonaro, whose policies will accelerate climate change, not curb itIt is depressing to think that for the first time since the return of democracy in 1985 Brazilians have elected a far-right president of the republic. Jair Bolsonaro, a seven-term lawmaker and former army captain, represents a clear and present danger not only to his country but to the planet. At home he has defended dictatorship and torture and joked about killin...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Europe, Climate Change, Environment, Americas, Eu, European Union, World news, Earth, Britain, Foreign Policy, Farming, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Brazil


Bolsonaro’s election is catastrophic news for Brazil’s indigenous tribes | Fiona Watson

During his campaign, he pledged to take away their territory. His victory will embolden the brutal mining and logging gangsBrazil has just elected as its president a far-right nationalist with authoritarian tendencies and fascist inclinations. The country’s 900,000-strong indigenous people are among the many minority groups Jair Bolsonaro has frequently targeted with vitriolic hostility. “It’s a shame that the Brazilian cavalry wasn’t as efficient as the Americans, who exterminated their Indians...
Tags: Environment, Americas, World news, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Funai, Fiona Watson, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro


Election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil threatens the planet | Letter

Irreparable damage to the Amazon may irreversibly accelerate climate change, writes Esther Gillingham of CafodPresident-Elect Jair Bolsonaro’s mission to “change the destiny of Brazil” (Report, 29 October) looks set to abolish environmental protection and exacerbate the bloodshed linked to the unregulated exploitation of the Amazon.For a decade Brazil has been the most dangerous country in the world for environmental and land defenders. Courageous indigenous and rural landless communities are be...
Tags: Amazon, Climate Change, Environment, Americas, World news, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Jair Bolsonaro, Esther Gillingham