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Brazilian Bishop Has Novel Ideal For Handling Growing Priest Shortage

Religion News Service | Benjamin Soloway | Posted 11.25.2014 | Religion

BELEM, Brazil (RNS) The largest Roman Catholic geographical district in Brazil, located deep in the Amazon along the Xingu River, has more than 800 Ca...

The Belo Monte Dam: An Environmental Crime

Bianca Jagger | Posted 08.21.2012 | World
Bianca Jagger

Three thousand kilometres north of the Rio +20 summit, and unbeknownst to most of its participants, the Brazilian government is carrying out an objectionable project: a series of dams in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

The Battle for the Xingu in Brazil (Video)

Iara Lee | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Iara Lee

In every corner of the world today, we see unfathomably huge hydroelectric dams being built in places that destroy entire ecosystems and indigenous livelihoods, and now Brazil has joined in with what would be the world's third largest.

James Cameron in the Amazon: Avatar Meets Real Life

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

It is not International Rivers or Amazon Watch which have just denounced large dams as "an ecological disaster." It is the director of the Avatar movie, James Cameron himself.

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