By Nika Knight, Thanks to Anti Media (COMMONDREAMS) After learning that they would be excluded from an official state of emergency declared in the wake of two catastrophic oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon, members of the Wampis community of Mayuriaga stopped a helicopter from taking off late Sunday evening and held 8 officials hostage […]

via Amazon Tribe Takes Government Officials Hostage Over Devastating Oil Spill — Openhearted Rebellion

The New York Times writes about the loudest bird in the world. The Loudest Bird in the World Has a Song Like a Pile Driver When a mate approaches a male white bellbird in the Amazon, he whips around and sings his piercing tune right in her face. Read story and listen to the White […]

via The Loudest Bird in the World — Natural History Wanderings

Whether it’s coastal oil spills, broken or exploding pipelines, or spills occurring during extreme weather events, I find it impossible not to immediately note that solar collection and wind farms have never produced such environmental disasters. Even if fossil fuels weren’t the major contributor to our climate crisis, the other consequences of producing those fuels […]

via Oil spills along 1500 kilometers of Brazilian coast unidentified — Abycats’ Thoughts

This 8 July 2018 video says about itself: All Crocodile Species Crocodiles (subfamily Crocodylinae) or true crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodylinae, all of whose members are considered true crocodiles, is classified as a biological subfamily. A broader sense of the term crocodile, […]

via New New Guinean crocodile species discovery — Dear Kitty. Some blog

500 Jaguars are homeless or dead!

The giant raging rain forest fires in Brazil and Bolivia are impacting on the Jaguar population. They either have to move or die…
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