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2004 Amazon rainforest news reports:
• LIQUID GAS FROM CAMISEA SPILLS INTO PERUVIAN JUNGLE RIVER (DEC 28, 2004)
Lima A pipeline transporting liquid gas from the controversial Camisa project in southeastern Peru burst and spilled an unknown amount of liquid into a jungle river...
• WHAT DO OPRAH, NBC, PARIS HILTON AND USHER ALL HAVE IN COMMONA GIFT FROM THE AMAZON (DEC 28, 2004)
Fruta Vida is an all new Functional Heath Beverage (FHB) that has been designed and formulated to turn the market upside down.
• RESCUING THE AMAZON FORESTS (DEC 25, 2004)
The tragedy is that much of the deforestation has been entirely unnecessary from the standpoint of economic development.
• ECOLOGY: FUTURE CLIMATE CHANGE AND TERRESTRIAL VEGETATION (DEC 23, 2004)
One of the most pressing questions concerning future climate change is how it will affect the terrestrial vegetation...
• MONAVIE COMING JAN 8, 2005 A GIFT FROM THE AMAZON (DEC 17, 2004)
New York Top Health and Wellness company Monarch Health Sciences to Launch New Phyto-Blend Elixir MONAVIE on Jan 8, 2005 in Salt Lake City.
• COLOMBIAN OIL, TEXAS PROFITS (DEC 17, 2004)
Texas companies with ties to the Bush administration are reaping profits in Putmayo...
• S.F. NONPROFIT A LEAN, GREEN, FIGHTING MACHINE (DEC 17, 2004)
Rainforest Action Network hits corporations where it hurts for the good of the environment...
• PAVING THE AMAZON WITH SOY (DEC 16, 2004)
The sprawling state of Mato Grosso, in central west Brazil, could be thought a paradise of sorts, at least from a distance.
• WORLD BANK ACCUSED OF FUNDING PROJECT THAT WILL HARM RAINFOREST (DEC 14, 2004)
The World Bank is proposing to fund a cattle project in the Brazilian Amazon which environmentalists say will destroy more rainforest.
• BRAZIL IS LEADING AN AGRICULTURAL BOOM IN SOUTH AMERICA (DEC 12, 2004)
Almost overnight, South America has driven a historic global shift in food production that is turning the largely untapped frontier heartland of the continento
• CHINA, BRAZIL REVEAL CLIMATE PLAN (DEC 11, 2004)
China and Brazil have presented details of their greenhouse gas emissions to an international summit on climate change.
• ROAD SPARKS ALARM FOR BRAZIL RAINFOREST (DEC 10, 2004)
Brazil and Peru have announced a £363m plan for a highway to link Brazil's Amazon basin to the Pacific...
• BRAZIL AMAZON GAS PIPELINE WORK TO START IN JANUARY (DEC 8, 2004)
Urucu, Brazil Construction of a natural gas pipeline through the Amazon jungle will begin in January under strict environmental controls...
• FRAGMENTED HABITATS NO ULTIMATE REFUGES FOR FOREST-DWELLING TROPICAL BIRDS (DEC 8, 2004)
Durham, N.C. Deep-woods bird species that manage to hang on in remaining patches of a deforested area of Brazil gain no real advantage in avoiding extinction...
• THE AMAZON'S ANSWER TO CANNES (DEC 7, 2004)
Staging a film festival in the heart of the rainforest was a dream that turned into a nightmare for its organisers.
• FROM TITANIC TO THE SOARING HEIGHTS OF THE AVIATOR (DEC 7, 2004)
London For Leonardo DiCaprio, it was one of those moments when he didn't know whether to laugh or cry. There he was, in a South American rainforest, studying the effects of mercury poisoning in the Amazon...
• SECRETS OF THE FOREST (DEC 1, 2004)
What will happen to the Amazon when global warming gathers pace?
• RAINFOREST SCIENTISTS OPPOSE NEW OIL ROAD IN ECUADORIAN AMAZON (DEC 1, 2004)
Yasuni National Park Fifty international rainforest scientists declared their strong opposition to the construction of a new oil road
• PERU'S WILD LIFE: TOURING THE AMAZON BASIN (DEC 1, 2004)
With hundreds of species going extinct every day in the world#39;s tropical rainforests, eco-travelers need to see Peru#39;s cradle of the world#39;s biodiversity
• GLOBO ON TRACK WITH RAILWAY SKEIN (NOV 28, 2004)
U.S. entrepreneur Percival Farquhar, who built the Madeira-Mamore railway through the Amazon rainforest in 1907-12, will be the subject of a $2.6 million skein...
• SUNDAY TIMES: BOOK OF THE WEEK (NOV 28, 2004)
The Lost Amazon by Wade Davis. Richard Evans Schultes was an American "plant explorer, scientist, lover of all things Indian and Amazonian" (Related articles: A Lost World by Roger Harris)
• BRAZIL: HALF OF AMAZON OCCUPIED BY MAN (NOV 22, 2004)
Half of Brazil's Amazon Rainforest is subject to illegal deforestation, extraction of gold and occupied by man...
• THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF BEAUTY, FASHION AND 100% ECOLOGICALLY FRIENDLY BUSINESS (NOV 22, 2004)
New York This New York City-based company, with a wholly owned subsidiary in Brazil, was launched in 2003...
• COLOMBIA (NOV 17, 2004)
In September of 2002, after enduring a terrifying police helicopter raid on my home that lasted for an hour, ground troops equipped with large guns and ion-scanning equipment....
• TORY CANDIDATE ON MARBLES MISSION (NOV 16, 2004)
Mr Johnson, 64, father of Tory MP Boris, was invited to meet the Yawanawa tribe in eastern Brazil...
• HU VISITS SPACE CENTER, PLANE MAKER IN BRAZIL (NOV 16, 2004)
President Hu Jintao visited Brazil's space technology center yesterday, where the satellites of a joint space research program are built. Hu toured the National Space Research Institute
• PRESERVING THE AMAZON RAINFOREST... (NOV 14, 2004)
Step One: Defeat Fatalism; InfoBrazil interviews Dr. Philip Fearnside: At any given time, a search using "Amazon Rainforest" as keywords will provide numerous insights, snapshots, descriptions and opinions...
• INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY BRINGS ITS STRUGGLE TO ARGENTINA (NOV 9, 2004)
Buenos Aires Buenos Aires has unexpectedly become the new stage for a long-standing battle between an Argentine oil company and an Ecuadorian indigenous community fighting...
• GHINSBERG WILL TELL STORY OF SURVIVING THE AMAZON (NOV 8, 2004)
What began as a dream adventure for four backpackers quickly became dangerous and, ultimately, a life-changing experience.
• WHERE THE TOXIC TEXAN LEADS, BLAIR FOLLOWS (NOV 6, 2004)
The common ground between Tony Blair and George Bush extends beyond the murderous war in Iraq. When he took office in 2000 Bush refused to sign up...
• THE DRUG WAR ON THE AMAZON (NOV 1, 2004)
On almost any given day in the southern part of Colombia, spray planes fly in with a mission to destroy the cocaine crops that dot the region's small farms.
• THE HUMAN CASUALTIES OF BRAZIL'S RAINFOREST DISASTER (NOV 1, 2004)
The systematic destruction of the Amazon is being carried out by slave labour.
(Related article: Maltreated slaves denude Brazil's rainforest)
• LAST CHANCE FOR GAS IN BOLIVIA (OCT 28, 2004)
Since the mid-1990s, a group of foreign corporations has essentially controlled the development of Bolivia&39;s greatest current natural resource: natural gas.
• BRAZIL DECREES INDIAN RESERVES (OCT 28 2004)
Brasilia President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva signed a decree on Wednesday creating 14 new Indian reservations across Brazil.
(Related articles: da Silva placed a large swath of rainforest under government protection )
• AMAZON ODYSSEY (OCT 26, 2004)
Life is simple along the Amazon very simple. Here no one sends out party invitations. Instead, hosts hang colorful blankets, pots and pans...
• GREEN PARTY BUDS SPROUTING IN BRAZIL... (OCT 16, 2004)
Readers may not know it, but we have a Green Party here in Brazil and, thankfully, it is starting to produce some buds.
• BRAZIL SET TO SHOOT DOWN DRUG PLANES (OCT 16, 2004)
Brasilia Beginning tomorrow, Brazil's air force will be allowed to shoot down small planes suspected of carrying drugs.
• SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION GIS SCIENTIST TO SPEAK AT UTSA OCT. 18 ON AMAZON PROJECT (OCT 13, 2004)
The UTSA Department of Earth and Environmental Science and the Center for Water Research host Ryan Valdez of the Smithsonian Institution speaking on "Amazon Watching"...
• WILD LIFE ON THE AMAZON (OCT 10 2004)
Beyond the limits of crazy Iquitos, one jungle creature has got it all right. Brian Schofield tracks the three-toed sloth
• BRINGING THE TROPICS TO GERMANY (OCT 04, 2004)
Long famous for its tasty cucumbers, the Spreewald region just south of Berlin is about to become well-known for rather more exotic flora... (Related articles: www.luchtzak.be)
• AMAZON WATCH CALLS ON CHEVRONTEXACO TO ADDRESS CANCER OUTBREAK IN ECUADOR (SEP 30, 2004)
San FranciscoA study published by the prestigious International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, released during a historic $6 billion trial in Ecuador against ChevronTexaco...
• LIVIN' LA VIDA PURA (SEP 27, 2004)
Judy Logback, enterprising Amazonian activist, answers Grist's questions...
• SEWELL IS TAKING HIBEES PHILOSOPHY TO BOLIVIA (SEP 25, 2004)
Teenage Easter Road fan Steve Sewell jets out to South America next week to spend seven months in Bolivia teaching deprived children...
• MAHOGANY, PERU & POVERTY: NRDC'S ECO-LIES CONTINUE (SEP 24, 2004)
According to the website of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Tahuamanu Rainforest of Peru is a tropical paradise that "until recently, has seen no human impacts...
• FIGHTING FOR RIGHTS AFTER CENTURIES OF DISCRIMINATION (SEP 00, 2004)
Lago Agrio Catholic pastoral workers were first to draw a connection between the tarry goo dumped into open pits in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest and the appearance of cancers and other illnesses...
• AMAZON MEETS IOWA (SEP 19, 2004)
Audacious in size, the indoor rain forest planned in Coralville would be the biggest in the world
• BRAZIL EMBRACES SUSTAINABLE IDEA (SEP 16, 2004)
All too often news on the environment is bad, but a revolutionary project in Brazil has been turning a sustainable idea into reality...
• AMAZONIA IS OURS, SAY EIGHT COUNTRIES (SEP 15, 2004)
Rio de Janeiro The sovereignty of the Amazon Basin countries over the natural resources of the region was roundly defended at a meeting of foreign ministers of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation... (Related article: venezuelanalysis.com)
• ACAI OFFERS BERRY-LIKE HEALTH KICK (SEP 15, 2004)
For those put off by juiced wheatgrass and bored with low-carb bars, there is acai.
• FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTERS TO APPROVE THE AMAZON STRATEGIC PLAN (SEP 14, 2004)
Caracas Venezuela's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jesus Arnaldo Perez, arrived today at the city of Manaus, Brazil...
• JUNGLE MARATHON 2004 PRE RACE REPORT (SEP 14, 2004)
On Friday 18th September the second Jungle Marathon will begin in the Para region of Brazil.
• MUSHROOMS MAY HOLD KEY TO SAVING THE RAINFOREST (SEP 13, 2004)
Scientists believe they may have found the key to saving the world's rainforests a small golf-ball shaped mushroom. (Related article: The Nation (Thailand))
• BLOCK 56 LICENSE CONTRACT AWARD MOVES PERU LNG PROJECT FORWARD (SEP 08, 2004)
HostonPeru Tuesday awarded a license contract for exploration on Block 56 in Peru's Amazon rainforest to Peru LNG consortium partners led by Hunt Oil Co....
• FOREST EXPERTS CONVERGE FOR UN MEETING TO DISCUSS HOW TO STOP DESTRUCTION (SEP 07, 2004)
Dozens of international experts on forests have gathered at UN Headquarters in New York this week...
(Related articles: VNA Net)
• REPORTERS ON THE JOB (SEP 07, 2004)
A trip into the Amazon rainforest in Brazil reminded correspondent Andrew Downie that things are not always what they seem.
• SCORES OF SLAVES SUSTAIN BRAZIL'S EXPORT MARKET (SEP 05, 2004)
Maraba, BrazilJose Silva came to the Macauba Ranch in Brazil's eastern Amazon hoping to earn a few hundred dollars clearing jungle. (Related articles: Twin Cities Pioneer Press | Lexington Herald-Leader)
• U.S. CONSUMERS CONCERNED ABOUT SLAVERY IN BRAZIL HAVE SOME OPTIONS (SEP 05, 2004)
Rio de JaneiroConcerned U.S. consumers can choose not to buy some Brazilian products that might be tainted by slavery
• UK DEMAND FOR SOYA DESTROYING AMAZON (SEP 04, 2004)
The Amazon rainforest and savanna lands are being destroyed at a rate of 1.2m hectares (3m acres) a year to feed Europe's insatiable desire for more soya bean...
• WASHINGTON HAS LOST ITS WAY IN COLOMBIA (AUG 30, 2004)
Flying into Puerto Asis, in southern Colombia's Putumayo department, the vastness and denseness of the jungle was striking.
• DISCOVERING AND PROTECTING THE CLASSIC LOST CITY (MON 00, 2004)
Warren Church peers at the photograph of an Andean mountain, its brown stone climbing from a wool sweater of green treetops.
• WALLID ISMAIL AND ANTONIO INOKI PRODUCE JUNGLE FIGHT (AUG 28, 2004)
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• ARE YOU DESTROYING THE RAINFOREST ON YOUR BBQ THIS WEEKEND? (AUG 28, 2004)
Summer barbecues are contributing to the destruction of the Indonesian and Amazonian rainforests, Friends of the Earth said today...
• WEIGH PROJECTS' POTENTIAL HARM (AUG 27, 2004)
On August 9, gas started flowing from the biggest new infrastructure project in Latin America Peru's Camisea gas pipeline.
• ADVENTURE ALONG THE AMAZON (AUG 26, 2004)
Few subjects are outside the realm of Nick News and Linda Ellerbee, including the endangered ecosystem of the Amazon.
• WALTER SALLES (AUG 26, 2004)
To capture the spirit of Ché Guevara, the director had to see life on the road for himself...
• WORLD BANK LOAN TO HELP BRAZIL ENVIRONMENT (AUG 24, 2004)
Brasilia The World Bank announced Tuesday it will lend $1.2 billion to Brazil over the next four years to help protect the environment.
• 'BRANDY' FOR TWEENS TOO HYPER FOR PARENTS (AUG 20, 2004)
Anyone living in a house where the Disney Channel ceaselessly drones already gets the gist of the tween cabler's new animated "Brandy & Mr. Whiskers"
• ALCOA LOOKS FOR MORE BAUXITE IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON (AUG 13, 2004)
Rio de Janeiro Alcoa Aluminio started prospecting at the Juriti bauxite deposit in Para state, north Brazil,
• NASA STUDIES EFFECT OF SMOKE AEROSOLS ON CLOUDS (AUG 12, 2004)
Three months after arriving at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to study clouds, Ilan Koren knew his first research project was under the weather.
• TARANTULAS, THE HARMLESS GIANTS OF THE SPIDER WORLD (AUG 11, 2004)
Do tarantulas spin webs? asks Matthew Sparks, a fourth-grade student in Lancaster, Ohio
• PALMBERRY FRUIT BEGUILING SOURCE OF ANTIOXIDANTS (AUG 11, 2004)
For those put off by juiced wheatgrass and bored with low-carb bars, there is acai.
• SAVING THE RAIN FORESTS, STARTING WITH THE CITY (AUG 08, 2004)
Randy Hayes has a 500-year plan to save the rain forest.
• THE CONDOR FLIES: GLIDING ON NARCO NEWS' WINGS THROUGH THE COCA-GROWING CHAPARE (AUG 06, 2004)
Cochabamba, Bolivia The condor, that giant, sacred, bird of these Andes, does not easily attain flight.
• VIDA ORGANICA LAUNCHES CASABE - RAINFOREST CRACKERS IN THE UK (AUG 06, 2004)
London For the first time in the UK Vida Organica will launch Casabe Rainforest Crackers.
• ECUADORIAN NATIVE PEOPLES CALL FOR HALT TO BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL EXPLORATION; FACE THREAT OF FORCE (AUG 05, 2004)
The Shuar and Achuar indigenous peoples of Ecuador are under siege. For thousands of years they have lived in the ancient tropical rainforest...
• SPEARS TO HONEYMOON IN BRAZIL? (AUG 05, 2004)
Pop beauty Britney Spears is planning an exotic honeymoon in Brazil with her fiance Kevin Federline... (Related article: Big News Network.com)
• PERU LAUNCHES AMAZON GAS PIPELINE (AUG 05, 2004)
Peru's President Alejandro Toledo has inaugurated the country's most ambitious and controversial gas pipeline project. (Related articles: Pravda)
• CHINESE EXPEDITION ARRIVES AT AMAZON RIVER (AUG 04, 2004)
Beijing A group of Chinese researchers have arrived in Manaus City on the middle reaches of the Amazon River to begin their expedition in the valley's tropical rainforest (Related article: People's Daily Online)
• PARAGON APPLIES OFFSHORE-STYLE SOLUTIONS TO MEET CHALLENGES OF COMPLEX PERUVIAN RAINFOREST PROJECT (AUG 03, 2004)
Houston Paragon Engineering Services, Inc. employed technologies usually applied on offshore projects to help meet challenges associated with the Camisea Upstream Facilities project in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest.
• WARN AGAINST AMAZON DESTRUCTION (JUL 31, 2004)
The millions of tons of greenhouse gases spewed into the atmosphere every year by burning in the Amazon are almost entirely absorbed by the rain forest, scientists said.
• AMAZON RESEARCH 'A PRIORITY' FOR BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT (JUL 30, 2004)
Eduardo Campos, Brazil's minister of science and technology, has told the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC) that research on the Amazon forest is a priority...
• CHEWING INSECTS HELP DIVERSIFY TREES (JUL 29, 2004)
Washington Insects chowing down on trees may not be such a bad thing after all, at least in tropical areas where they can help increase plant diversity.
• AMAZON FIRES ALTER LANDSCAPE IN MANY WAYS (JUL 28, 2004)
Burning of the Amazon rainforest is changing weather patterns by raising temperatures and reducing rainfall, scientists say.
• NASA PLAYS KEY ROLE IN LARGEST ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERIMENT IN HISTORY (JUL 27, 2004)
Researchers from around the globe participating in the world's largest environmental science experiment, the Large-Scale Biosphere Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA), will, fittingly, convene in Brazil this week.
• CHINESE SCIENTISTS LAUNCH EXPEDITION TO AMAZON RIVER (JUL 26, 2004)
Tianjin Chinese scientists left north China's Tianjin port city Monday for a month-long expedition in the Amazon River valley's tropical rainforest.
• ASPHALT AND THE JUNGLE (JUL 22, 2004)
A road project in the Amazon may be the world's boldest attempt to reconcile growth and conservation...
• BRAZIL'S DEFORESTATION WORRIES SCIENTISTS (JUL 21, 2004)
Brazilian scientists are discussing ways to stop the destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest. One fifth...
• BRAZIL WARNING ON DRUGS AIRCRAFT (JUL 20, 2004)
Brazil has passed a controversial law allowing its military to shoot down aircraft it suspects of smuggling drugs in its airspace.
• UNIGEN PHARMACEUTICALS COLLABORATES WITH INCA HEALTH (JUL 20, 2004)
Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has entered into a collaboration agreement for plant collection and product development with Inca Health...
• BRAZIL 'SLAVERY' DAMNED BY REPORT (JUL 19, 2004)
At least 25,000 people are working as slave labourers in Brazil, according to a new report obtained by the BBC.
• AMAZON FIRES RAISE CO2 THREAT (JUL 16, 2004)
Deforestation in the vast Amazon region has turned Brazil into one of the world's biggest carbon dioxide (CO2) polluters, scientists say. (Related article: ABC News)
• BRAZILIAN ARMY TO JOIN FIGHT AGAINST DEFORESTATION (JUL 14, 2004)
Brasilia Brazil's environment ministry is teaming up with the army to fight illegal deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. (Related article: VOA)
• TRIP DOWN THE AMAZON 'PRETTY WILD' FOR CLYDE TEEN (JUL 14, 2004)
Not many 13-year-olds can state that they have flown over the Andes Mountains, visited Lima, Peru, lived on a boat in the Amazon River or walked through the South American rainforest.
• BIGGEST RAINDROPS EVER RECORDED FOUND (JUL 13, 2004)
Seattle, WA University of Washington researchers have discovered the largest raindrops ever recorded...
• HOW A CENTURY OF DESTRUCTION HAS LAID BARE THE WORLD'S RAINFORESTS (JUL 10, 2004)
It is estimated that an area of rainforest the size of Poland some 78 million acres of land is destroyed each year...
• YEAR TWO: DEEPENING AND EXTENDING NEO-LIBERALISM (JUL 04, 2004)
Despite the disastrous socio-economic results of the first year of DaSilva's implementation of his neo-liberal agenda, he resolved to continue, extend and deepen these policies...
• BRAZIL, EMBOLDENED BY COTTON CASE, MAY ESCALATE WTO FARM FIGHT (JUL 1, 2004)
Brazil, the largest coffee and sugar exporter, may escalate a fight over U.S. and European barriers...
• RUSSIA LIFTS BAN ON BRAZIL BEEF EXPORTS (JUN 30, 2004)
Russia on Wednesday lifted the ban on Brazilian beef exports it imposed after the South American country confirmed an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in an Amazon state...
• DISEASE THREATENS CHOC PRODUCTION (JUN 25, 2004)
World cocoa production could decline if diseases ravaging South American crops spread to other major cocoa producing regions...
• ECOLOGIST OUTLINES MEANING OF GAIA THEORY (JUN 24, 2004)
Boxborough When Peter Bunyard asked his audience how many people had heard of the Gaia theory, more than half raised their hand.
• CLASSICAL BALLET TROUPE TAKES MODERN TWIST (JUN 21, 2004)
The Universal Ballet Company, which is celebrating its 20-year anniversary, has built a solid international reputation...
• LINUS, WE LOVE YOU (JUN 18, 2004)
"Linus, we love you. Please come to Brazil". With these words, hundreds of young people, technology specialists, businessmen, executives and members of the Brazilian government...
• DRILLING ON BLOCK 56 IN PERU PLANNED FOR EARLY 2005 (JUN 16, 2004)
Houston The Camisea consortium expects to invest as much as $500 million in Block 56 development, following the recent agreement on royalties for natural gas exports, according to Antonio Cueto, president of state oil agency Perupetro.
• DISPATCH FROM THE AMAZON (JUN 15, 2004)
The United Nations reported yesterday that the world is turning to dust. Every year an area the size of Rhode Island becomes a desert wasteland.
• THE MAP IS THEIR TERRITORY (JUN 14, 2004)
The Nahua is a remote Peruvian tribe that lives deep in the Amazon rainforest. Their first real contact with the outside world began in the 1980s...
• PLANT DNA BANK OPENS IN BRAZIL (JUN 10, 2004)
The race is on at Rio de Janeiro's Botanic Gardens to preserve the genetic codes of hundreds of endangered plant species...
• NASA DATA SHOWS DEFORESTATION AFFECTS CLIMATE IN THE AMAZON (JUN 06, 2004)
NASA satellite data are giving scientists insight into how large-scale deforestation in the Amazon Basin in South America is affecting regional climate. (Related articles: Universe Today Science Daily SciDevNet)
• MCPHERSON STUDENT PICKED FOR RAIN FOREST TRIP (JUN 05, 2004)
Due to her efforts to do something dramatic to help save the rain forest, Sophia Belcher, a McPherson Middle School seventh grader, won an all-expense-paid trip to the Amazon River
• MILLER PARK ZOO SAYS WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (JUN 04, 2004)
Bloomington John Tobias hesitates to call the new Tropical America Rainforest exhibit at Miller Park Zoo a replacement...
• BRAZIL DEFENDS AMAZON PROTECTION EFFORTS (JUN 04, 2004)
BrasiliaBrazil on Thursday defended its efforts to fight destruction of the Amazon rain forest despite delays in creating reserves... (Related article: Seattle Post Intelligencer)
• WWF HELPS SET UP AMAZON TRUST FUND (JUN 03, 2004)
Goal is protection of area bigger than us parks system over next 10 years. Brasilia, Brazil World Wildlife Fund announced the creation Thursday of a permanent, multi-million dollar endowment to fund conservation efforts in the Brazilian Amazon...
• AMAZON CULTURE COMES TO CHINA (JUN 01, 2004)
A very beautiful side of Beijing is revealed when you ascend the towering North Gate of the Palace Museum and looks out towards Jingshan Hill...
• LULA SEALS DEAL TO FEED CHINA'S BOOMING CITIES (MAY 28, 2004)
Brazil was closer to achieving its goal of feeding millions of Chinese with soya that may be grown on cleared Amazonian rainforest yesterday...
• NEARLY 12 MILLION ACRES OF AMAZON RAINFOREST LOST IN TWO YEARS (MAY 25, 2004)
Manaus, Brazil A new study by a team of U.S. and Brazilian scientists shows that the rate of forest destruction has accelerated in the Brazilian Amazon since 1990.
• MISSION PERU: TEAM OF AREA PROFESSIONALS HEAD TO RAINFOREST TO PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN CARE (MAY 25, 2004)
Here in northwest Illinois, when folks get the flu, they take a pill, call the doctor, spend a couple of days in bed, and life goes on.
• SOUTH AMERICAN NATION WELCOMES CHINESE TOURISTS: BRAZILIAN TOURISM MINISTER (MAY 24, 2004)
Beijing "For 1.3 billion Chinese people, soccer, festival and Samba are symbols of Brazil. I hope they can go visit the biggest South American nation one day," said Walfridodos Mares Guia...
• STUDENT WINS 17,000 FOR WORK IN RAINFOREST (MAY 15, 2004)
The UK's biggest international environment prize has been won by a student at St Andrew's University for his conservation work with a remote tribe in the Amazon rainforest.
• MARRYING GROWTH AND PRESERVATION IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON (MAY 07, 2004)
Brazil's Embrapa intends to implement a strategic action plan in the Amazon rainforest, which will study pastureland, recover degraded areas by planting native fruit trees and implant cattle breeding areas.
• SIXTY AMAZING YEARS SHOWING LOVE TO THE AMAZON HEADHUNTERS (MAY 05, 2004)
Trek through the dripping rainforests of the Amazon, going deep into the wilds where not only beasts hunt, but a fierce Indian tribe is feared for their inclined violence. Robert Howe's Tigres of the Night is a book...
• WILDLIFE PRODUCER DIES (APR 30, 2004)
A leading wildlife cameraman and producerdubbed a real-life Indiana Joneshas died while filming in a South American rainforest.
• BRAZILIAN INDIANS CONTINUE TO HOLD MINERS HOSTAGE, FOLHA SAYS (APR 24, 2004)
Brazilian Indians who this month killed at least 30 wildcat miners in the Amazon rainforest have been trading diamonds for firearms, and continue to hold 20 miners...
• MINER MASSACRE A WARNING: TRIBE (APR 22, 2004)
An Amazonian tribal chief has said the killing of 29 diamond prospectors on his remote Indian reservation was intended as a warning for white miners to stay away. (Related article: Marin Independent Journal)
• TRIBE PROTESTS BURLINGTON PROJECT IN AMAZON RAINFOREST (APR 22, 2004)
Houston Traveling from the Amazon rainforest to a Texas shareholders' meeting, the leader of an Ecuadorean tribe brought his indigenous people's opposition to a drilling project in the environmentally threatened region. (Related articles: Yahoo.com)
• BRAZILIAN FREE TRADE EXPO REPRESENTATIVES VISIT TAIWAN (APR 20, 2004)
Representatives for the The Amazon International Fair II were in Taipei yesterday to promote the upcoming trade and investment expo slated for Sept. 15 to 18 in Manaus, Brazil.
• AT LEAST 6 KILLED IN BRAZIL PRISON RIOT (APR 19, 2004)
Sao Paulo, Brazil Negotiations to end a prison riot that left at least six inmates dead in the Amazon rainforest state of Rondonia were suspended... (Related article: Washington Times)
• GREENS CRY SELLOUT AS RAINFOREST DISAPPEARS (APR 18, 2004)
When he took power 15 months ago after a 13-year battle to win the presidency, Brazilian environmentalists rejoiced at the prospect of seeing Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva leading the world's most ecologically diverse nation.
• JURY TRIAL AWARDED IN BUSH VS. GREENPEACE (APR 15, 2004)
A US federal judge in Miami today granted our motion for a jury trial against unprecedented criminal charges, setting the stage for a courtroom battle that could have a significant impact on Americans' rights to peaceful protest. (Related article: One World) (Related articles: The Age, UN Observer)
• THE PRICE OF SUCCESS (APR 15, 2004)
Does Brazil have to choose between economic growth and preserving the endangered Amazon? During the 1970s and 1980s, when Brazilian governments were determined to colonise the country's last frontier, they pumped subsidies into the Amazonian interior.
• AMAZON INDIAN ATTACK MAY HAVE KILLED 35 (APR 14, 2004)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil An Amazon Indian attack on prospectors who were illegally digging for diamonds on a reservation in northern Brazil may have killed as many as 35...
• WILD JUNGLE PHOTO EXHIBITION BY FRANS LANSING (APR 12, 2004)
Newark, New Jersey "Jungles: Photographs By Frans Lansing" is currently on view at The Newark Museum through May 2, 2004.
• DESTRUCTION OF AMAZON RAINFOREST ROSE SLIGHTLY LAST YEAR (APR 08, 2004)
Brasilia The rate of deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rose 2.1 per cent last year as farmers encroached on the world's largest jungle, the government said on Wednesday. (Related articles: The Herald, Daily Telegraph, Story Hunters)
• VODKA IMPORTER HELPS SAFEGUARD RAIN FOREST (APR 08, 2004)
St. Clair Shores If Amazon Rainforest Vodka has its way, more and more acres of pristine rain forest will be preserved through the Rainforest Preservation Foundation.
• SHRINKING AMAZON ALARMS ACTIVISTS (APR 08, 2004)
The Brazilian government say around 9,170 square miles of the forest was lost in 2003, an area bigger than Wales and the second highest amount ever.
• AMAZON DROUGHT NOW MEASURED FROM SPACE (APR 06, 2004)
Using a unique combination of ground-based and space-based tools, scientists have determined for the first time how drought conditions, and possibly carbon uptake, in the Amazon rainforest can be quantified over large forest areas from space.
• BEEF EXPORTS 'DESTROYING AMAZON' (APR 02, 2004)
Surging international demand for Brazilian beef is leading to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, environmentalists charged today. (Related article: Terra Daily) Antara)
• KODAK TO AID IN BRAZILIAN MISSION (APR 01, 2004)
Eastman Kodak Co. will play a key role in an unprecedented humanitarian mission to care for indigenous Indian tribes deep in the Brazilian rainforest.
• EARTHTALK: HOW MANY RAINFORESTS ARE PROTECTED WORLDWIDE? (MAR 30, 2004)
Determining how much rainforest land is protected worldwide depends on how you define "rainforest."
• FLORESTAS, THE BEAUTY SECRET FROM THE AMAZON ARRIVES IN THE UNITED STATES (MAR 30, 2004)
Florestas, one of Brazil's leading manufacturers and marketers of sustainable botanical beauty products, is introducing its "Amazonas" line of natural health, skin care and bath products made from exotic Brazilian whole ingredients today at EX-TRACTS 2004 in New York. (Related article: Emediawire)
• AMAZON PIPELINE PLAN 'DAMAGING' (MAR 27, 2004)
Opponents of a gas pipeline project in Peru's Amazon have released leaked government documents to show the damage caused to the rainforest and tribes.
• PRECIOUS WOODS (MAR 18, 2004)
Swiss firm is the world's only publicly traded sustainable forestry company. During an environmental technology tour of Switzerland in November of 2003, we had the pleasure of hearing about this precious company from a presentation by Ted Scheidegger, the company's CFO.
• BRAZIL STRUGGLES TO SLOW AMAZON DESTRUCTION (MAR 16, 2004)
BrasiliaBrazil unveiled long-promised plans Monday to stop destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Amid criticism the center-left government failed to move swiftly enough...
• JUNGLE MARATHON 2004 VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED (MAR 16, 2004)
How would you like the opportunity to be part of the Jungle Marathon adventure and spend ten unforgettable days deep in the heart of the Jungle... (Related article: http://www.junglemarathon.com/)
• AMAZON RAINFOREST DRUNK ON CARBON DIOXIDE (MAR 11, 2004)
Strange things are happening in lush Amazonian rainforests and rising levels of carbon dioxide could be the cause, scientists announced today. (Related articles: Reuters Newswise)
• OPTIMISTS FIND A WAY TO TURN VAST WASTELAND INTO RICH FARMLAND (MAR 08, 2004)
Rondonopolis, Brazil Traveling the world with a backpack, Chris Ward was one of the first foreigners to see the possibilities for farming in Brazil's vast Mato Grosso state.
• BOOMING ECOTOURISM IS STRESSING ANIMALS TO DEATH: REPORT (MAR 07, 2004)
Ecotourism is a booming business but it could be devastating to the flora and fauna it aims to protect, New Scientist has reported in its Saturday issue. (Related articles: http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994733)
• BRAZIL: THE NEW BREADBASKET (MAR 06, 2004)
Cuiaba, Brazil The road to the future breadbasket of the world does not go through America's heartland.
• NATURALISTS RETURN FROM RAINFOREST (MAR 03, 2004)
A Shropshire couple who run their own environmental awareness school have just returned home from the Amazon Rainforest with their 16-month-old baby daughter.
• DOCUMENTING A PARADOX: SMOKE DECREASES RAINFALL BUT ULTIMATELY INCREASES ITS INTENSITY (FEB 26, 2004)
Air pollution and smoke suppress rainfall, but cause the remaining rain amounts to fall in greater intensities, with lightning and hail, says a researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
• WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE ADOPT-A-RAINFOREST PROGRAMS THAT WERE SO POPULAR IN THE EARLY 1990S? (FEB 26, 2004)
Answer: Several environmental organizations still sponsor programs that allow the conservation-minded to help protect development rights in the rainforest.
• BOOK BY FARMER'S WIFE IS A LITERARY PHENOMENON (FEB 24, 2004)
Demand for a novel written by a farmer's wife from Cornwall has reached as far afield as Australia... (Related articles: Telegraph)
• NEW ERA OF SLAVERY EXPOSED IN BRAZIL'S RAINFOREST (FEB 22, 2004)
A SKELETAL Geraldo da Silva was found sleeping under plastic sheets in a jungle camp with no running water or toilets...
• TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE 'IN PERIL' (FEB 19, 2004)
Forest lore and knowledge passed down over generations by indigenous peoples is open for exploitation by anyone, the United Nations University believes.
• UP THE TREES TO TRACK AND FILM SPIDER MONKEYS (FEB 13, 2004)
He spent seven years on the trail of the jaguar. And he still believes that the mosquito is the "most dangerous animal alive". Wildlife filmmaker and writer Nick Gordon...
• ENVIRONMENTALISTS THOUGHT THEY COULD SAVE THE RAIN FOREST AND MAKE MONEY AT THE SAME TIME. THEY WERE WRONG (FEB 08, 2004)
This time last decade, the world was worried sleepless over the fate of the Amazon rain forest. Beatriz Saldanha decided to do something about it.
• FUNDRAISER IN FLORIDA TO BENEFIT THE PROTECTION OF THE RAINFOREST (FEB 03, 2004)
The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa is scheduled to host this year's Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) fundraiser on March 20, 2004 at the resort's main pool deck from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
• NEW EVIDENCE OF IMPACT OF GLOBAL CHANGES ON REMOTE TROPICAL RAINFORESTS (FEB 02, 2004)
Scientists have shed new light on the impact of global environmental changes on remote tropical forests with studies that show that the rates of growth and death of trees in pristine forests across the Amazon have accelerated substantially in recent decades.
• NEW BERRY GIVES JUICE A BOOST (FEB 02, 2004)
Straight from the Amazon, a new Brazilian supermodel can be found in Canada. While it may not grace any catwalks, it can be found being blended into tasty Booster Juice concoctions.
• BRAZILIANS FLOCK TO PROMISE OF SOYBEANS (JAN 29, 2004)
Rondonopolis, Brazil Farmer Eloi Marchett migrated north from Brazil's traditional agricultural southern heartland to break new land in the state of Mato Grosso Do Sul in 1974.
• RETURNING TO THE CRIME SCENE (JAN 25, 2004)
Filmmaker hears an evil tale, and sends crew jungle-bound...
• BIOLOGIST OFF TO AMAZON (Jan 23, 2004)
Eileen Flynn was scrubbing algae off a wall in the 150,000-gallon Amazon exhibit tank at the Newport Aquarium one day when three arapaima fish swam to her.
• DINOSAURS ONCE ROAMED BRAZIL'S AMAZON (JAN 15, 2004)
Rio de JaneiroScientists said on Wednesday they had found dinosaur fossils in Brazil's Amazon, calling it the "first proof" that the ancient creatures once roamed the region. (Related article: Scotland on Sunday)
• AMAZON PROTESTERS RELEASE PRIESTS (JAN 09, 2004)
Three priests abducted by protesters campaigning against the creation of a huge indigenous reserve in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil have been freed.
• RABBI BEARS WITNESS TO DESTRUCTION OF THE AMAZON RAINFOREST BY CHEVRONTEXACO (JAN 09, 2004)
Rabbi Dan Goldblatt returned from Ecuador recently, and what he saw there nearly broke his heart.
• NAHUA'S QUEST FOR TERRITORY (JAN 07, 2004)
Walking a fine line between two worlds, a recently settled indigenous group seeks title to its ancestral lands: It took Jose Dispupidiwa Wasi a week to travel from his community to Lima, the nation's capital.
• FISHING AT AMAZON.UNCOMMON: TRIP TAKES AREA FISHERMAN OFF THE MAP (JAN 06, 2004)
The jungle never sleeps. Throughout the deep black nights, the place is awash in continual sound.