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FIGHTING FOR THE AMAZON

through arts, science, and education

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela

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The Tragic Cycle of Mercury in Indigenous Communities

The Tragic Cycle of Mercury in Indigenous Communities

A blood-orange sun is setting over the canopy by the time the miners finally extract a few grams of gold. To get it, they had to clear a patch of trees and dig deep into the ground, scoring a crater in the forest. Once they reach the stream bed, they mix gold-bearing...

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The Ancient Shihuahuaco: the Amazon’s tree of life

The Ancient Shihuahuaco: the Amazon’s tree of life

  The affinities of all the beings of the same class have sometimes been represented by a great tree. I believe this simile largely speaks the truth. — Charles Darwin No story is as old and universal as the tree of life. In Nordic mythology, a huge tree connects...

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Forests are our best defense against climate change.

400 indigenous groups call the Amazon home.

Illicit gold mining is threatening the Amazon.

At the current rate of destruction, it is projected that the Amazon Rainforest could be gone in 40 years.

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