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Chevron's new tactic called a threat to First Amendment

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tracy L. Barnett

An Amazonian community's fifteen-year battle with Chevron is entering dangerous waters with the Chevron request for all of the 600 hours of unused footage from the filming of "Crude: The Movie".

A plea to James Cameron and Sting: Help stop the Belo Monte Dam.

Veronique Pittman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Veronique Pittman

Late last year, Sting visited to Brazil (he performed at the pro-environmental Natura About Us Festival in Sao Paulo) to urge the government there to ...

Film Review: Children of the Amazon

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Fifteen years ago, Brazilian photographer Denise Zmekhol traveled deep into the Amazon rainforest to photograph the children of the Surui and Negarote tribes.

Methane and Climate Change: From the Amazon to the Gulf of Mexico

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

In surveying the environmental damage unleashed from the BP oil spill, could we be missing the 800-pound gorilla in the closet?

People Protect What They Love

Fabien Cousteau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Fabien Cousteau

Although we are headed toward an imminent world fisheries collapse -- and quite possibly a world human collapse -- it is not too late to change the course of our actions.

Patty Webster Used To Be A Tour Guide; Now She's A Hero In Peru

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the 1990s, Patty Webster was a tour guide in the Peruvian Amazon. Like many other adventurers, however, she found that some of the most interesting...

What's Up With the Rainforest: Collapsing biodiversity is a 'wake-up call for humanity'

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

The global community has been sent a series of wake-up calls lately: the environmental crisis spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, unprecedented droughts...

Amazon Rain Forest Tribe Worships Jay Leno's Chin!

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

After The Tonight Show, the village priest delivers a sermon about how belief in Jay Leno's chin can transform one's life. Anyone may get up and share about Jay Leno's chin's effect on their life.

Saving The Amazon May Be Cheapest Way To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Los Angeles Times | Margot Roosevelt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Saving the Amazon, Earth's largest tropical jungle, can be a cheaper and faster way to avoid greenhouse gas emissions than replacing coal-fired power ...

Going, Going, Gone: Endangered Species Being Dammed

Lori Pottinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lori Pottinger

We -- the species with almost total power over this planet -- can most definitely do better at preserving our fellow species, and stop pushing others over the brink. It's time to get serious.

What's Up with the Rainforest: Huge Hydroelectric Dam Approved in Brazil's Amazon

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Boyce

The role of economics is becoming more and more important in the fight for rainforest conservation and protection.

Yasuni-ITT: Chronicle of a Death Foretold?

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 01.29.2010 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Ecuador's historic proposal to keep some 850 million barrels of crude that lay beneath the country's stunning Yasuní National Park hit a familiar roadblock last weekend.

Do We Want To Be The Generation That Destroyed Ourselves?

Trudie Styler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trudie Styler

As we go forward to Copenhagen, the signs are not good. In the face of the greatest crisis our world has faced for generations, too many powerful people are behaving with shocking irresponsibility.

Amazon Tribe Teams Up With Google To Save Rainforest Home

sfgate.com | James Temple | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The chief of an endangered Amazon tribe will unveil today the product of an unusual partnership with Google Inc. that pairs high tech with indigenous ...

Unchopping A Tree (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We lose 90 acres of rain forest every minute. That means that New York's Central Park would be completely obliterated in 9 minutes, London's Hyde Park...

Remote Amazonian Villagers Obsessed With TV, Soaps And Soccer

GlobalPost | Seth Kugel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Seth Kugel PRIMAVERA, Amazonas state, Brazil -- This riverfront fishing and manioc-farming community, four hours by motor-powered canoe from the n...

Peruvian Rock Star Releases Climate Change Themed Song and Video

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

One of Peru's most popular musicians has released an optimistic climate change anthem as the title track of his latest album Amazonas.

An Open Letter to Chevron's New CEO

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

These two issues -- climate change and the environmental and human rights impacts of Chevron's operations -- are likely to define your tenure as Chief Executive Officer. How will you respond?

Anthony Bourdain: Coolness Factor Wearing Thin

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Here's the problem which Anthony Bourdain and other blissful carnivores choose to ignore: the world-wide cattle industry is linked to destructive deforestation and their climate destiny.

Copenhagen and Brazilian Megalomania

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

In light of rain forest destruction, it's all a ticking carbon bomb. Already, tropical deforestation results in about 1.5 billion metric tons of carbon being released into the atmosphere every year.

Chevron and Cultural Genocide in Ecuador

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kerry Kennedy

I had heard about what has been called "Chevron's Chernobyl in the Amazon" for years. But nothing could prepare me for the horror I witnessed this week in Ecuador.

Discovery Of 'El Dorado' Proves Bolivia's Amazon Is Inhabitable

newyorker.com | David Grann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The gradual devastation of the Amazon--the felling of thousands of square miles of forest, the clear-cutting of the jungle--has produced, paradoxicall...

Displacement Of Local Peoples As Coporations Buy Carbon Offsets

Mother Jones | James Ridgeway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

THERE IS ANOTHER vexing question inherent in preserving forests: What happens to the people who use the land? Efforts to protect biodiversity in the d...

Local Leaders on a Global Stage

Kevin George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin George

These are just of few of the characters on the global stage whom I met - and who shared their stories of their paths on the road to Copenhagen.

Quiet Voices from CGI: Those that Fight the Epic Battle in the Ecuador Rain Forest

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Kraus

As they marshal the forces of good at the Clinton Global Initiative to help alleviate the atrocities leveled against the people and lands of Ecuador, let the games begin.