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2001 Amazon rainforest news reports:
• FUNERAL OF YACHTING HERO (DEC 14, 2001)
The funeral of yachting legend Sir Peter Blake, who was killed by pirates in the Amazon, has taken place in Hampshire
• AMAZON PIRATES KILL AMERICA'S CUP CHAMP (DEC 7, 2001)
Sao Paulo, BrazilMasked pirates boarded sailing champion Peter Blake's yacht at its Amazon River age, shooting and killing the two-time America's cup winner when he tried to resist, officials said Thursday.
• LOGGING FUELS FIRE (NOV 21, 2001)
Felling trees raises rainforests' risk of burning. Late last century, flames licked through the undergrowth of drought-dried rainforest
• IOWA STATE U. RESEARCHERS FIND DEFORESTATION MIGHT BE WORSE THAN PREDICTED (NOV 7, 2001)
(U-WIRE) Ames, IowaA team of Iowa State University researchers has found evidence suggesting the true effects of deforestation may be far worse than predicted.
• BRAZIL'S SPACEPORT SHOWS A PARADOX (OCT 21, 2001)
Alcantara, BrazilFrom a glistening white launch pad on this secluded military base two degrees from the equator, Brazil hopes to enter the Space Age by the middle of next year.
• BRAZIL'S DESIGN FOR DAM GENERATES OPPOSITION (OCT 21, 2001)
Altamira, BrazilNearly 2,000 miles to the south, in the huge cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, electricity is being rationed and blackouts are a greater threat. But government planners say they see a solution here in the heart of the Amazon basin, where they hope to harness its network of rivers into a new source of power.
• ENVIRONMENT MINISTERS TO MEET (OCT 21, 2001)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (AP)Nearly 10 years after the world's leaders gathered in Brazil to discuss the Earth's future, environmental ministers from across the region are to return Sunday to take stock of progress since then.
• HUGE AMAZON AREAS LOST EACH YEAR BUT FOREST STILL STANDS (OCT 19, 2001)
Brasilia, BrazilEnvironmentalists fume when reminded that a piece of the Amazon equal in size to Rhode Island is destroyed every year. But they can cheer the fact that 86 percent of the forest still stands.
• THE LONG WAY HOME (SEP 30, 2001)
By WILLIAM McCLOSKEYOn Sept. 11, I was staying in an isolated jungle lodge up the River Negro from Manaus, where it flows into the Amazon 900 miles inland, in northwestern Brazil. A group of usjournalists from the National Press Club in Washington on vacationcame in from a sweaty three-hour jungle walk, hungry and laughing, to find people clustered around a small TV with fuzzy reception
• FORD'S NEW BRAZILIAN PLANT WILL ATTEMPT TO WOW THE WORLD (SEP 28, 2001)
Ford Motor Co. workers around the world will be watching closely Oct. 12 when the company's much-awaited Project Amazon opens in Brazil.
• TESTIMONY TO THE WILD AND BEAUTIFUL (SEP 28, 2001)
AmazonQuest is an interactive expedition developed by Classroom Connect. For five weeks, a team of scientists and explorers are examining one of the most distinctive and most threatened environments on Earth: the Amazon River basin.
• GREENPEACE UNVEILS ILLEGAL LOGGING ON INDIAN LAND (SEP 27, 2001)
Brasilia, BrazilEnvironmental group Greenpeace presented evidence Wednesday to Brazilian public prosecutors of massive illegal logging of mahogany on Indian land in the Amazon jungle.
• BRAZIL ENVIRON MINISTER SAYS BILL PUTS AMAZON AT RISK (SEP 5, 2001)
Brazil's Environment Minister has warned that the future of the Amazon is at risk from a Bill which would allow farmers to clear up to 80 per cent of forest from their land for agricultural development.
• BRAZILIANS PROTEST OVER AMAZON BILL (SEPT 4, 2001)
The future of the Amazon is at stake. Environmental groups have protested in Brasilia against a controversial bill which will change Brazil's forest law and allow farmers to clear larger areas of the Amazon rainforest for agriculture.
• GIVING CANNIBALISM A HUMAN FACE (AUG 16, 2001)
Cannibalism is one of the last real taboos of modern society. As such, it evokes a powerful mixture of fascination and revulsion.
• WHILE POLICY-MAKERS SQUABBLE, AMAZON VANISHES (AUG 10, 2001)
CNN's Roy Wadia was one of 12 U.S.-based journalists who traveled recently to Brazil, as part of the Pew Gatekeeper Fellowship program.
• ENVIRONMENTALISTS PRAISE BRAZIL (AUG 10, 2001)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (AP)Environmental groups praised a government decision to protect 5.9 million acres of Amazon rainforest through the seizure of land illegally obtained through fraud.
• AD CAMPAIGN WARNS CHEVRON IT MUST PAY BILLIONS FOR TEXACO'S DUMPING IN AMAZON RAINFOREST (AUG 9, 2001)
Washington, NewswireA group representing more than 30,000 Ecuadoran Indians suing Texaco launched a television ad campaign today in three major cities
• JUDGE LIFTS BAN ON SPRAYING AMAZON COCA (AUG 7, 2001)
Bogotá, ColombiaThe U.S.-backed spraying of herbicides on drug crops can resume in Indian lands in the Amazon, a judge ruled yesterday, 11 days after he had ordered it suspended.
• ROUND-UP WORKSBUT TOO WELL? (AUG 6, 2001)
It's a common weed killer and the world's best-selling pesticide. Sometimes referred to by its chemical name, glyphosate, it's better known commercially as Roundup.
• WHO'S ACAI NOW? EAT EXOTIC FRUIT, SURF AND SAVE THE RAIN FOREST (AUG 3, 2001)
Ryan Black and Ed Nichols of Dana Point were vacationing in Brazil in December 1999 when local surfers introduced them to a fruit from the Amazon rain forest called açaí (pronounced ah-sigh-ee).
• ENVIRONMENTALLY CORRECT DANCE PARTY SET FOR AMAZON (AUG 2, 2001)
Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBrazil's lush Amazon rain forest may be best known for its isolated Indian tribes and abundant wildlife, but local officials hope it will soon be a hotbed of techno music.
• PROTESTERS GREET BLAIR ON SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR (AUG 1, 2001)
Environmental protesters in Brazil have breached the security of the visiting British Prime Minister Tony Blair in a protest against the destruction of the Amazon forest and Britain's purchase of illegally-logged timber.
• BRAZIL ENVIRONMENTALISTS BREACH BLAIR SECURITY (AUG 1, 2001)
SAO PAULO, BrazilEnvironmental protesters breached the security of British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Brazil Tuesday to protest the destruction of the Amazon forest and Britain's purchase of illegally logged wood.
• COLOMBIA DRUG CROP FUMIGATION RESUMES (JUL 31, 2001)
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP)A fleet of planes and helicopters took off from a southwestern airfield Tuesday to resume aerial spraying of drug crops, part of U.S.-backed eradication efforts.
• PERUVIAN FARMERS BATTLE CANADIAN MINING GIANT OVER FUTURE OF THEIR LANDS (JUL 13, 2001)
Tambogrande, PeruIn this lush region where Peru borders Ecuador, farmers grow papayas the size of basketballs and mangoes bigger than softballs. Beneath these fruits lie huge deposits of gold and other precious metals.
• TELLING THE NEW OLD STORY: MISSIONARIES TRY TECHNIQUE MORE LIKE JESUS' OWN (JUL 10, 2001)
Belen, PeruIt's time for the Sunday church service in this remote village of the Amazon, and at 6-feet-1, a full head above the native Asheninka Indians, the white man can't be missed.
MOST MAMMAL SPECIES FOUND IN PERUVIAN AMAZON (JUL 3, 2001)
A remote area of rainforest in northeastern Peru defined by three large rivers appears to harbor more species of mammals than anywhere else on Earth.
• REMOTE AMAZON REGION HAS HIGHEST DIVERSITY OF MAMMALS (JUN 26, 2001)
Gainesville, Fla.Like much of the Amazon, the rainforests of northeastern Peru are home to a rich variety of animals. Now, new discoveries are proving just how rich: A remote area defined by three large rivers appears to harbor more species of mammals than anywhere else on Earth, according to research by the University of Florida and other institutions.
• BIODIVERSITY: AMAZON RAINFOREST MAY REACH POINT OF NO RETURN WITHIN 10 YEARS (JUN 26, 2001)
The destruction of the Amazon rain forest may become irreversible much sooner than expected, according to a new study
• AMAZON RAINFOREST COULD BE UNSUSTAINABLE WITHIN A DECADE (JUN 26, 2001)
Edinburgh, ScotlandWithin a decade, there could be no more tropical rainforests to save, warns a Penn State-Abington researcher. The problem lies in the interactions between direct threats such as logging and mining, climate feedback that could bring far less rain to the remaining fragmented forests, and loss of essential species that help sustain the rainforest ecosystem.
• AMAZON FOREST 'COULD VANISH FAST' (JUN 25 2001)
The destruction of the Amazon rainforest could be irreversible within a decade, according to a US scientist. James Alcock, of Pennsylvania State University, says the forest could virtually disappear within half a century.
• AMAZON CHIEF SAYS BIG FIRMS THREATEN FORESTS (JUN 19, 2001)
Geneva (Reuters)Brazilian Indian Chief Raoni, on a fundraising tour of Europe, said on Tuesday the Amazon rainforest was increasingly threatened by multi-national forestry and mining firms.
• FOR A GLOBAL TREASURE, A NEW THREAT (MAY 20, 2001)
Raiding the Rain Forest: Asian companies in weakly regulated countries tamper with the ecosystem to fill a growing demand for hardwood. First of three parts.
• SOME PARCELS PURSUED FOR PRESERVATION (MAY 20, 2001)
As multinational timber companies move into the forests along the dirt highway known as the Atyoni Pasi, a large chunk of Suriname's interioran area as big as New Jerseyis being turned into a nature preserve.
• THERE'S POWER IN HERE (MAY 17, 2001)
Water comprises 70 percent of the earth's surface and contains enormous potential as a source of energy in the future. The Amazon River alone, which transports more water than any other, could generate enough electricity to power all the towns and villages along its shore.
• DEFORESTATION OF THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON DURING 2000 HIT THE HIGHEST LEVELS SINCE 1995 (MAY 16, 2001)
Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon during 2000 hit the highest levels since 1995, satellite images have revealed.
• AMAZON DESTRUCTION SURGES (MAY 15, 2001)
Up to 40% of the rainforest could be cleared within 20 years:
The destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest jumped to a five-year high last year, alarming environmentalists and embarrassing the Brazilian Government.
• AMAZON DEFORESTATION UP 15 PERCENT (MAY 14, 2001)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (AP)The destruction of trees in the Amazon's rain forest is on the rise again after a year of relative stability, officials said Monday, pointing to an improved economy as the main factor.
• RICHARD SCHULTES, JUNGLE-DRUG EXPLORER DIES AT 86 (APR 24, 2001)
• BUSH CALLS MISSIONARY PLANE INCIDENT 'TERRIBLE TRAGEDY' (APR 21, 2001)
Washington (CNN) -- President Bush on Sunday called the downing of a missionary plane over a jungle in Peru a "terrible tragedy".
• BRAZIL SEARCHES FOR AMAZON TRIBE (MAR 28, 2001)
Associated PressAnthropologists and Indians are trekking through the Amazon in search of what is believed to be one of the last uncontacted tribes
• AMAZON FOREST CLEANS UP (MAR 23, 2001)
If carbon dioxide emissions were ended tomorrow, the Amazon forest could continue to reduce the amount of gas in the atmosphere for more than a century..
• RAIN FOREST COMPLAINT HALTS NJ BOARDWALK REPAIRS (FEB 23, 2001)
Asbury Park, N.J. (Reuters)A New Jersey Superior Court judge on Friday issued a temporary injunction blocking the town of Asbury Park from repairing its historic boardwalk with "ipe," a tropical hardwood that an environmental group claims is vanishing from the Brazilian rain forest.
• COBBLED CORRIDORS AIM TO PROTECT BRAZIL WILDLIFE (FEB 16, 2001)
Southern Pantanal, Brazil (CNN)Cobbling together public and private lands, conservationists, ranchers and the government are protecting critical habitats in Brazil, including a biologically rich area four times the size of Switzerland...
• FIGHTING THE DARKNESS IN EL DORADO (FEB 2001)
In 1964 a 26-year-old graduate student embarked on an expedition that would take him back in time, venturing deep into the Venezuelan jungle to study a primitive Indian tribe known as the Yanomamö.
• BRAZIL SAYS WILL NOT LET AMAZON BECOME "SANCTUARY" (JAN 22, 2001)
Brasilia, Brazil (Reuters)Brazil on Monday slammed a study warning of the destruction of at least a quarter of the Amazon due to development, saying the world's largest rain forest cannot be turned into an "untouchable sanctuary."
• BRAZILIAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT PUTS HUGE RAIN FOREST IN PERIL (JAN 19, 2001)
In a worst-case scenario less than 5 percent of the land will survive by 2020, an OSU researcher says
• AMAZON DWELLERS TAP A DEMAND (JAN 16, 2001)
Teuini, BrazilDressed in tattered shorts and a dirty T-shirt, Brazilian rubber tapper Antonio Souza thinks haute couture as he stands barefoot in a clearing of the Amazon jungle. Souza has just fire-cured a piece of cotton fabric...
• AT LONG LAST, EXPLORERS FIND SOURCE OF AMAZON (JAN 14, 2001)
WashingtonThe long-elusive source of the Amazon River has been found, courtesy of a five-nation expedition and the pinpoint accuracy of Defense Department global positioning satellites.