03 Aug '12, 6am

Rare species of amphibian discovered in the

Indigenous tribes occupy Belo Monte dam for over 10 days (07/03/2012) As of Tuesday, the occupation of Belo Monte dam by indigenous tribes entered its 13th day. Indigenous people, who have fought the planned Brazilian dam for decades, argue that the massive hydroelectric project on the Xingu River will devastate their way of life. According to a statement from the tribes, 17 indigenous villages from 13 ethnic groups are now represented at the occupation, which has successfully scuttled some work on the dam. Dams are 'centerpiece of greenwashing' in the Amazon (06/25/2012) Brazil's ambitious plans to build 30 dams in the Amazon basin could trump the country's efforts to protect the world's largest rainforest, said a leading Amazon scientist speaking at the annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) in Bonito, Brazil. Will mega-dams destro...

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Indigenous tribes occupy Belo Monte dam for over 10 days (07/03/2012) As of Tuesday, the occupation of Belo Monte dam by i...

3000 new species of amphibians discovered in 25 years

3000 new species of amphibians discovered in 25...

news.mongabay.com 31 Jul '12, 5am

EPA considers ban on herbicide that triggers sex reversal in frogs (06/08/2012) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...

Rare 'fire rainbow' spotted in Florida sky

Rare 'fire rainbow' spotted in Florida sky

mnn.com 02 Aug '12, 3pm

A "fire rainbow," also known as an iridescent cloud, appears in the sky on July 31 over South Florida. The rare phenomenon...

NEW POST--Hello from Brazil!

NEW POST--Hello from Brazil!

seaofshoes.typepad.com 11 Aug '12, 6pm

I am here in Rio de Janeiro with Aimee and Shea (poor Kelly couldn't stay for the whole trip). We were invited here by Sch...

Fish with skin cancer have been discovered on the Great Barrier Reef

Fish with skin cancer have been discovered on t...

oceana.org 03 Aug '12, 2pm

Skin Cancer Appears in Australian Fish Posted Fri, Aug 3, 2012 by Matt Huelsenbeck to australia , coral trout , fish , gre...

Think being an environmental activist is hard? Try it in Mexico or Brazil:

Think being an environmental activist is hard? ...

grist.org 03 Aug '12, 6pm

A cleared section of the Brazilian rainforest. American activists may lament that their work isn’t bringing about enough c...

New Post--TOURING BRAZIL

New Post--TOURING BRAZIL

seaofshoes.typepad.com 14 Aug '12, 8pm

I got back from Brazil on Sunday morning, I have been so excited to share it with you! We were so lucky to be given such a...