Our Stolen Future

Our Stolen Future

This article originally appeared in Spanish in the print edition of El Comercio.  “The mothers of Madre de Dios and Puno march against illegal mining and the mining strike.” I dream of seeing that kind of headline.  Sadly, the power of the illegal gold mafias, allied...
Ethical Gold Mining in Peru

Ethical Gold Mining in Peru

From Reuters, a report on efforts by small-scale gold miners in South America to minimize negative social and environmental impact by providing an alternative source of gold to international markets: He used to collect the abandoned mine’s tailings, mix them...
Amazon trees “live fast, die young”

Amazon trees “live fast, die young”

The Amazon rainforest contains 16,000 different tree species, and around 390 billion individual trees. This amazing region sustains the world’s highest tree diversity, but the origin of this diversity remains unclear. For reasons unknown to the scientific community,...
Striking Photographs from Indigenous Community

Striking Photographs from Indigenous Community

These photographs of the Dessana tribe, published on the Daily Mail Online, were taken by photographer David Lazar in the remote Amazon rainforest of Brazil. Their community, located thousands of miles from Rio de Janeiro, is accessible only by boat via the city of...