The Cycle of Gold

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These videos take you step-by-step through the destructive process of illegal gold mining in the Amazon rainforest.

Caring for the Land of the Amazon

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Agroforestry and urban gardening: very different but related in many ways! Painting by Julia Loman Having recently moved to the … Read More

Francis of the Forest

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WASHINGTON, DC – When Pope Francis visited Latin America in July, he made an impassioned plea for the protection of … Read More

Deforestation in the Amazon

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Drawing by Julia Loman, 2015 Pencil and ink Welcome to Julia’s Amazon Journal! I’m Julia, an artist and a scientist. … Read More

Deforestation Has Worldwide Repercussions
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In their recent study, “Effects of tropical deforestation on climate and agriculture,” Deborah Lawrence and Karen Vandecar review data from … Read More

New Start Up Uses Recycled Smartphones to Stop Deforestation
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  A new San Francisco tech start up called Rainforest Connection is using discarded smartphones and the help of indigenous … Read More

Conquering Deforestation
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The portion of the Amazon located in Brazil has shown a 70% decrease in deforestation over the past decade. Brazil … Read More

Ecuador Approves Oil Drilling in Yasuni National Park
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Yasuni National Park is a 9,820 km2 area of mostly rainforest located in Ecuador. The park’s conditions of warmth, rain, … Read More

Large-scale Carbon Loss for the Amazon
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Fifty-four million tonnes a year. This is the amount of carbon that Brazilian and British scientists have found the Amazon … Read More

Photo Story: Aerial Images of Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest
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  The photos below were taken by Rodrigo Baleia on the many trips he has taken to the Amazon Rainforest … Read More

The Amazon is not the only forest we need to worry about
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Indonesia has the third largest stretch of tropical forest after the Amazon and Congo. Despite being a quarter the size … Read More

Violence and Activism in Amazonas
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The rainforest itself is not the only part of the Amazon facing the forces that drive deforestation. Many indigenous people living in secluded … Read More

Wanna Change the Music?
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This video from Arbio, the Association for the Forest Resilience to the Inter-Oceanic Highway in Peru, uses the sounds of deforestation to … Read More

Cutting down on cutting down
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This article from The Economist discusses what changes have taken place in Brazil since the 1990s to turn the country from a leader … Read More

Ecuador signs permits for oil drilling in Amazon’s Yasuni national park
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Companies could start extracting oil underneath key biodiversity reserve on Earth by 2016. Original story from the guardian. Drilling for oil … Read More

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