Armed Protesters Shut Down Peru Oilfield; Three Killed by Police

by Alex Emery / S&P Global Indigenous protests bought operations to a standstill at Peru’s largest oil field, PetroTal’s Block 95 in the northern Amazon rain forest, just days after a similar attack halted pumping at the state oil company’s North Peruvian Oil Pipeline. Three protesters died and half-a-dozen policemen were injured after a group […]

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Wild Fires Ravage Arizona’s National Forests

by Steve Horn / the guardian For residents of Tucson in southern Arizona, the Santa Catalina Mountains in the Coronado national forest are known as a hub for hiking, mountain biking and other outdoor recreation. But on 5 June lightning ignited a wildfire that has grown to engulf over 118,000 acres. The fires are still […]

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Miners Out, COVID-19 Out: The Yanomami and Ye’kwana People of the Brazilian Amazon Launch a Global Campaign to Expel Miners From Their Territory

by Amazon Watch Indigenous leaders demand the urgent removal of 20,000 illegal gold miners from their lands to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through their villages. The disease could infect up to 40% of Yanomami communities if wildcat mining remains, threatening a new ethnocide Photo Galleries: Dario and Davi Kopenawa, Yanomami People and Territory, Mining in […]

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