Man Confesses to Killing Journalist and Indigenous Activist, the Police Say

Dom Phillips, a freelance reporter for The Guardian, and Bruno Araújo Pereira, a Brazilian expert on Indigenous peoples, have been missing in the Amazon since June 5.

#amazon-jungle, #brazil, #indigenous-people, #news-and-news-media, #pereira-bruno-araujo, #phillips-dom-journalist, #politics-and-government, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

Authorities Find Belongings of Missing Journalist and Expert in Amazon

Search crews found clothes and other belongings of the two men who went missing in the Amazon last week. Authorities are also testing blood from a suspect’s boat and human remains found elsewhere.

#amazon-jungle, #brazil, #indigenous-people, #news-and-news-media, #pereira-bruno-araujo, #phillips-dom-journalist, #politics-and-government, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

Where Is Dom Phillips?

The disappearance of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira signals another tipping point in the Amazon.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #environment, #forests-and-forestry

Men Missing in Amazon Faced Threats Before They Disappeared

Dom Phillips, a British journalist, and Bruno Pereira, a Brazilian expert on Indigenous groups, have not been seen since Sunday. They faced threats before they disappeared.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #indigenous-people, #javari-valley-brazil, #mendes-chico, #pereira-bruno-araujo, #phillips-dom-journalist

Deforestation Is High, Despite COP26 Promises

Brazil had the largest share of tree loss last year, followed by the Democratic Republic of Congo and Bolivia. Indonesia showed improvement.

#amazon-jungle, #brazil, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indonesia, #world-resources-institute

Brazil’s climate politics are shifting. That matters for the whole planet.

The Amazon is emerging as a central issue in this year’s presidential campaign. Leaders have taken note.

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Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, Is Bringing Devastation to the World

Brazil’s president has the planet in his cross hairs.

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Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, Is Bringing Devastation to the World

Brazil’s president has the planet in his cross hairs.

#amazon-jungle, #amazon-river, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #environment, #indigenous-people, #mines-and-mining

Climate change is making armed conflict worse. Here’s how.

Warming is “unambiguously worsening” conditions that contribute to clashes and deepen the pain for civilians, a new study says.

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Deforestation in Amazon Rainforest Threatens Indigenous Lands

Set aside for an isolated Indigenous group, the Brazilian preserve Ituna-Itatá has now been heavily deforested — a grim illustration of the intractable forces destroying the Amazon.

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Suddenly, oil companies are upbeat again

Prices are soaring as industry leaders meet in Houston. The vibe at the conference is “we’re part of the solution.”

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Amazon Rainforest May Be Approaching a Critical Tipping Point, Study Finds

The region is nearing a threshold beyond which its forests may be replaced by grasslands, with huge repercussions for biodiversity and climate change.

#amazon-jungle, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nature-climate-change-journal, #research

Does This Amazon Rock Art Depict Extinct Ice Age Mammals?

The animals painted in ocher in Colombia may include giant ground sloths and other creatures that vanished from the Americas. But some researchers say the art has a more recent origin.

#amazon-jungle, #animals, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #art, #colombia, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #ice-age, #paleontology, #philosophical-transactions-of-the-royal-society-b-journal, #research, #sloths-animals, #your-feed-science

Did Your Handbag Help Destroy the Rainforest?

A recent report examines the links between fashion brands and Amazon deforestation.

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Ecuador Court Gives Indigenous Groups a Boost in Mining and Drilling Disputes

The ruling, which requires the government to seek consent for new projects, could put the brakes on the president’s plan to increase oil production.

#amazon-jungle, #avaaz-org, #biodiversity, #ecuador, #indigenous-people, #land-use-policies, #lasso-guillermo, #mines-and-mining, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oil-spills, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Alarming Levels of Mercury Are Found in Old Growth Amazon Forest

The findings, related to gold mining in Peru, provide new evidence of how people are altering ecosystems in dangerous ways around the world.

#amazon-jungle, #biodiversity, #forests-and-forestry, #gold, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #mercury-metal, #mines-and-mining, #nature-communications-journal, #peru, #research

Thomas Lovejoy, Wide-Ranging Ecologist and Amazon Rescuer, Dies at 80

His ambitious, long-running project in Brazil explored the impact of deforestation on animals and plants — and how to deal with it.

#amazon-jungle, #amazon-river-basin, #biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #deaths-obituaries, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #lovejoy-thomas-e, #nature-tv-program, #wilderness-areas

Amazon Deforestation Soars to 15-Year High

Brazil committed this month to end illegal deforestation in eight years, but a government report raises questions about its intent and ability to meet that target.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #deforestation, #forests-and-forestry, #politics-and-government, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

The Glasgow Deforestation Pledge Isn’t Enough to Save Our Forests

World leaders have pledged again to end deforestation. This time, they need to actually do it.

#amazon-jungle, #brazil, #canada, #carbon-dioxide, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indigenous-people, #land-use-policies, #paris-france, #peru, #politics-and-government, #russia, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states, #wildfires, #world-resources-institute

Brazil Faces Severe Drought as Covid Deaths Approach 500,000

Brazilians are paying more for electricity, dealing with the possibility of water rationing and expecting a destructive fire season in the Amazon in the worst dry spell in at least 90 years.

#amazon-jungle, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drought, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #weather

The Biologist Who Fell to Earth

At 17, Juliane Diller was the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon. Fifty years later she still runs Panguana, a research station founded by her parents in Peru.

#aguirre-the-wrath-of-god-movie, #airlines-and-airplanes, #amazon-jungle, #animals, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #bavaria-germany, #biodiversity, #germany, #herzog-werner, #insects, #lightning, #peru, #your-feed-science

Brazil’s Bid to Outsource Amazon Conservation Finds Few Takers

Brazil is seeking to share the cost and burden of protecting the rain forest with the private sector. But it has found few firms willing to help.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #carrefour-sa, #conservation-of-resources, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #politics-and-government, #public-private-sector-cooperation

Covid-19 Killed the Last Juma Elder in the Amazon

The coronavirus and Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, are jeopardizing the survival of Indigenous peoples and the future of the next human generation.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indigenous-people, #juma-aruka-d-2021, #land-use-policies

Tropical Forest Destruction Accelerated in 2020

There were bright spots, but the total lost acreage increased by 12 percent over all from the year before, according to new research.

#agriculture-and-farming, #amazon-jungle, #biodiversity, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indonesia, #logging-industry, #pantanal-brazil, #rural-areas, #wildfires, #world-resources-institute

His Plane Crashed in the Amazon. Then Came the Hard Part.

A Brazilian pilot working for wildcat miners escaped death when his plane went down in a remote area. He walked through the jungle for 36 days before being rescued.

#amazon-jungle, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #brazil, #pilots

Aruká Juma, Last Man of His Tribe, Is Dead

Mr. Juma, who used the name of his people in Brazil, was in his late 80s when he died of Covid-19.

#amazon-jungle, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #indigenous-people, #juma-aruka-d-2021

Former U.S. Climate Leaders Press Biden on Amazon Deforestation

Former environmental officials from both parties are pressing President Biden to counter deforestation in the Amazon, especially in Brazil.

#amazon-jungle, #babbitt-bruce, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Electric Eels Hunt in Packs, Shocking Prey and Scientists

The behavior, used by wolves and orcas to run down fast prey, is rarely seen in fish.

#amazon-jungle, #animal-behavior, #brazil, #ecology-and-evolution-journal, #eels, #electric-light-and-power, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #hunting-and-trapping, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

A Year of Watching Earthly Beauty Burn

From orbit, satellites send tragic evidence of climate change’s destructive power. This film covers 10 days, Sept. 7-16, 2020, a period of intense fires activity in North and South America.

#air-pollution, #amazon-jungle, #anxiety-and-stress, #australia, #brazil, #california, #canada, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #china, #colombia, #colorado-state-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #earth, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #european-union, #fires-and-firefighters, #floods, #forests-and-forestry, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-laura-2020, #international-space-station, #marshall-tex, #new-zealand, #north-america, #oregon, #pantanal-brazil, #politics-and-government, #sacramento-calif, #seasons-and-months, #stanford-university, #texas, #united-states, #washington-state, #weather, #western-states-us, #wildfires

Captain Chain Saw’s Delusion

The Amazon was never a “land without men.”

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Amazon 4.0. How to Reinvent the Rainforest

It took tens of millions of years for tropical rainforests to evolve. It may take us just a few decades to destroy them, unless we change course.

#amazon-jungle, #brazil, #forests-and-forestry, #indigenous-people, #wildfires

Could the Amazon Save Your Life?

Scientists are looking at the medicinal potential of plants and animals in the region’s vast tropical forests.

#amazon-jungle, #brazil, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #environment

Can Our Culture Survive Climate Change?

My daughter is named Y’Wara, which means the power that forces water downstream. Like the river, she will have to be strong.

#amazon-jungle, #environment, #global-warming, #guajajara, #indigenous-people, #maranhao-brazil, #women-and-girls

It’s Not Just California. These Places Are Also on Fire.

Extreme temperatures and more severe droughts, the result of human-caused climate change, have created a world that’s ready to burn.

#agriculture-and-farming, #amazon-jungle, #arctic-regions, #argentina, #brazil, #environment, #global-warming, #indonesia, #russia, #siberia, #wildfires

Protecting Brazil’s Uncontacted Tribes for 30 Years, Then Killed by an Arrow

Rieli Franciscato, an expert on the Amazon’s isolated tribes, had been frantically trying to keep safe a group that had ventured out of the forest. He was mistakenly perceived as a threat.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indigenous-people

‘Fixing the Damage We’ve Done’: Rewilding Jaguars in Argentina

Bringing back the top predator to Argentina’s wetlands could restore the health of an entire ecosystem. But inducing five felines with troubled pasts to hunt, and mate, is not easy.

#amazon-jungle, #animals, #argentina, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #jaguars, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #south-america, #tompkins-douglas-1943, #wetlands

‘A Hail Mary’: Psychedelic Therapy Draws Veterans to Jungle Retreats

Ayahuasca, a vomit-inducing hallucinogenic brew, draws thousands of people each year — including former soldiers — to jungle retreats that have become an unlicensed and unregulated mental health marketplace.

#amazon-jungle, #antidepressants, #costa-rica, #depression-mental, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #mental-health-and-disorders, #peru, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department

Aritana Yawalapiti, Revered Indigenous Leader in Brazil, Dies at 71

Known for his quiet dignity, he dedicated himself to protecting the environment and promoting the health of his people. He died of the coronavirus.

#amazon-jungle, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #indigenous-people, #yawalapiti-aritana-1949-2020

Under Pressure, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Forced to Fight Deforestation

After fending off international criticism on rainforest destruction, President Jair Bolsonaro caved to pressure and took steps to curb deforestation and forest fires.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #indigenous-people, #wildfires

Amazon Deforestation Soars as Pandemic Hobbles Enforcement

A rise in illegal deforestation heightens the risk of fires in the Brazilian rainforest even more destructive than those that drew global outrage last year.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #forests-and-forestry, #politics-and-government, #wildfires

The Amazon Will Soon Burn Again

The rainforest and its Indigenous groups face existential threats, while criminals act as if they have license to plunder.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #forests-and-forestry, #wildfires

The Ghost Dogs of the Amazon Get a Bit Less Mysterious

Scientists have produced data that shows the range of an enigmatic short-eared canid species that has yet to be widely studied.

#amazon-jungle, #amazon-river, #conservation-of-resources, #dogs, #research, #rocha-daniel-gomes, #royal-society-open-science-journal, #your-feed-science

As Bolsonaro Keeps Amazon Vows, Brazil’s Indigenous Fear ‘Ethnocide’

President Jair Bolsonaro is moving aggressively to open up the Amazon rainforest to commercial development, posing an existential threat to the tribes living there.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #constitutions, #forests-and-forestry, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #indigenous-people, #land-use-policies, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government

Animal Viruses Are Jumping to Humans. Forest Loss Makes It Easier.

New research from Stanford University holds lessons for a world reeling from the coronavirus and searching for ways to avert the next global pandemic.

#amazon-jungle, #bloomfield-laura, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #monkeys-and-apes, #stanford-university, #uganda, #viruses