Amazon Fires: More than 70,000 recorded already in 2019

The world’s largest rainforest, the Amazon, is burning at an unprecedented rate, with politicians and environmental groups blaming each other. Brazil’s Amazon has been described as the lungs of the planet and is vital in helping slow down the pace of global warming. The policies of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsanaro are being blamed, but he… Continue reading Amazon Fires: More than 70,000 recorded already in 2019

This Man Survived 27 Days Lost In The Amazon Jungle | I Shouldn't Be Alive S4 EP7 | Wonder

Fresh-faced twenty two year old Brit Benedict Allen embarks on an epic six-month expedition which will take him from the mouth of the Orinoco River to the Mouth of the Amazon River through six hundred miles of uncharted jungle. On the final leg of his journey Benedict meets two gold miners who steal his guides… Continue reading This Man Survived 27 Days Lost In The Amazon Jungle | I Shouldn't Be Alive S4 EP7 | Wonder

Bozonaro: Environmentalists, Not Planet Eaters, Are Burning Down the Amazon Rainforest

Just when you thought you had heard it all, we have this bizarre story to consider. Here is a link to the Reuters News story, to prove this is not from the Onion: If you would like to support Humptydumptytribe and Collapse Chronicles, here are a few ways you can do just that. Thank you!… Continue reading Bozonaro: Environmentalists, Not Planet Eaters, Are Burning Down the Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon: its threats and how we'll protect it

The Amazon is the world’s biggest rainforest, home to more than 340 thousand Indigenous Peoples and half of the planet’s terrestrial species. Cattle ranching, soya plantations and timber extracting are some of the key drivers of deforestation in the Amazon. Greenpeace has been working with our Indigenous allies to guarantee the demarcation of their lands… Continue reading The Amazon: its threats and how we'll protect it

The fight for Brazil’s rainforest

Deforestation in the Amazon is on the rise. Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro plans to open the rainforest to ranching, farming and mining. This threatens indigenous populations and impacts climate change. We visited the Amazon to meet with an indigenous community fighting for survival, and a farmer who hopes the new policies will help future… Continue reading The fight for Brazil’s rainforest

Jair Bolsonaro – Enemy of the Amazon

Newly elected President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro holds the future of the world’s largest rainforest in his hands. His plans for it put us all in jeopardy.  EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: JOEL BACH and DREW MAGRATTEN WRITER: DREW MAGRATTEN SCRIPT EDITORS: JOEL BACH, MAGGIE BADORE, JOSH FUTTERSAK and MATT ROSENBAUM VIDEO EDITOR: ETHAN DAVID SOURCES: [i] VOX.com.… Continue reading Jair Bolsonaro – Enemy of the Amazon

World’s Largest Tropical Reforestation Project to Take Place in the Amazon Rainforest

At Rock in Rio, a global music festival held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Conservação Internacional CI-Brasil announced it is taking part in a massive reforestation effort in the Brazilian region of the Amazon. This audacious project is the result of a partnership between CI, the Brazilian Ministry of Environment, the Global Environment Facility (GEF),… Continue reading World’s Largest Tropical Reforestation Project to Take Place in the Amazon Rainforest

Working with Greenpeace to stop Amazon deforestation

With concerns about soybean growers clearing land in the Brazilian Amazon, Cargill, McDonald’s and Greenpeace banded together in 2006 to help create the Soy Moratorium. Since companies refused to buy soy from newly deforested land, the rate of rainforest deforestation has dropped 80 percent – a remarkable success story. [ad_2]