Life as an Amazon Activist: a Profile of Juma Xipaya

by Peter Speetjens / Mongabay Socio-environmental activists are an endangered species in the Brazilian Amazon, with regularly occurring assassination-style killings like those of activists Chico Mendes in 1988 and Sister Dorothy Stang in 2005 creating an ongoing climate of fear. According to […]

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Extinction Explosion

Teetering on the dire precipice between existence and annihilation, time is running out for the Royal Bengal tiger, the Great White shark, and Victorian koalas. There are reports that species in Brazil’s coastal rainforest are disappearing faster than scientists¬† can keep track […]

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UN Environmental Summit opens in Rio de Janeiro

UN Meets with protests and People’s Summit for Social and Environmental Justice Leaders from around the globe gathered Wednesday to open three days of talks at the United Nations conference on sustainable development, where a sober, unambitious mood prevailed as negotiators produced […]

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