Showing posts with label rainforest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rainforest. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Brazil scraps plan for mining in huge Amazon reserve

mining in huge Amazon reserve
The Brazilian government has backed off a controversial proposal to authorise private companies to mine a huge Amazon reserve, following heavy domestic and international criticism.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Norway to Reconsider Its Aid to Amazon Rainforest

Oil-rich Norway, which in many parts of the world emerged as the champion of wildlife preservation, is threatening to cut its support of the Amazon rainforest amid Brazil's defiant underperformance and wide-spreading deforestation.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Amazon Deforestation 'Consistent Chain of Events' Caused by Economic Crisis

Between August 2015 and July 2016, the world witnessed the deforestation of 7,989 square kilometers of the Amazon rainforest , Sputnik Brazil reported referring to the findings by Brazil's National Institute for Space Research.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Colombia, Norway gear up to tackle tropical deforestation

Colombian and Norwegian leaders on Tuesday urge world leaders to make tackling tropical deforestation a top priority in the lead-up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris late this year, the Office of the Norwegian Prime Minister said in a statement.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Indigenous Peruvians Occupy Airport, Demand Accountability for Pollution

Hundreds of protesters from Peru’s indigenous community occupied a small airport in the country’s largest oil-producing territory on Monday night in response to unheeded demands that an oil producer clean up pollution that has been seeping into their drinking water, Reuters reports. 

Protesters took over the airport, which is situated in the Andoas district in the north of the country in the Amazon rainforest, in connection with a dispute between Argentinian energy company Pluspetrol and the Peruvian government over pollution and resource use.

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