What on earth can we do to help? It shocked and saddened me to the core when I heard a few days ago about the huge fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. Not only had I heard nothing about it on the news, I was also totally at a loss as to what was causing […]

via The Amazon Is Burning — food fitness flora

NPR reports on the devastating deforestation in the BrazilianAmazon The country’s National Institute for Space Research, or INPE, released data Monday revealing that 3,769 square miles of rainforest were lost to deforestation in a 12-month period ending in July. That marks the highest rate of deforestation since 2008 — and a nearly 30% spike over […]

via Amazon Rainforest Sees Biggest Spike In Deforestation In Over A Decade — Natural History Wanderings

Tens of millions of new trees will be planted in the Amazon under a new project led by Conservation International, and with indigenous communities having ownership of the project. The largest tropical reforestation project in history seeks to kickstart a revival for the world’s largest rainforest by planting 73 million trees in the Brazilian Amazon by […]

via World’s largest tropical reforestation project in the Amazon to plant 73 million trees — Life

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

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

Many people have heard about the devastating fires in the Brazilian Amazon. Unfortunately, neighboring Bolivia has also suffered from heightened fire activity this summer, as has the Brazilian Pantanal: the world’s largest wetland. All told, scientists at Panthera – an international wild cat conservation organization – estimate that 500 jaguars have lost their homes or […]

via Panthera: 500 Jaguars Estimated to have Lost Homes or Lives in Amazonian Blazes — The Jaguar