31 Aug '11, 8pm

World's oldest person discovered in Amazon rainforest

World's oldest person discovered in Amazon rainforest

Peru passes landmark indigenous rights legislation (08/24/2011) A new administration in Peru is moving toward granting indigenous people long-sought legal rights, reports Survival International. Yesterday, the Peruvian congress approved new legislation that gives indigenous people free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) for any project on their land. If signed into law and enforced, the legislation would provide indigenous groups considerable clout in keeping industry off their lands if they choose. Indigenous protestors embark on 300-mile walk to protest Amazon road in Bolivia (08/21/2011) Indigenous protesters are targeting a new road in the Bolivian Amazon, reports the BBC. The 190-mile highway under construction in the Bolivian Amazon will pass through the Isiboro-Secure Indigenous Territory and National Park (Tipnis), a 4,600-square mile (11,900 square kilometers) pre...

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Photo courtesy of Survival International While the Amazon rainforest is certainly known to be teeming with life, it turns ...

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Photo courtesy of Survival International While the Amazon rainforest is certainly known to be teeming with life, it turns ...

Picture of the day: rainbow over the Amazon rainforest

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Pictures: 70-year-old bids to become oldest to swim the Channel

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A 70-year-old grandfather waded into the chilly sea on Tuesday in a bid to become the oldest person to swim across the Eng...

Enormous Underground River Discovered in the Am...

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The sprawling Amazon rainforest is easily one of the most fascinating and mysterious regions on the planet, what with its ...

Enormous Underground River Discovered in the Am...

treehugger.com 26 Aug '11, 4am

The sprawling Amazon rainforest is easily one of the most fascinating and mysterious regions on the planet, what with its ...

New Monkey Species Discovered in the Amazon

New Monkey Species Discovered in the Amazon

care2.com 27 Aug '11, 7pm

Scientists have discovered a new species of monkey on an expedition into one of the least known areas of the Brazilian Ama...

Google using trikes and boats for Street View of the Amazon Rainforest

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Ever wonder what it's like to hike across the massive Amazon Rainforest, the most species-rich tract of land in the world?...

WWF - Update - New Monkey Species Discovered in...

worldwildlife.org 28 Aug '11, 11am

Scientists have discovered a new species of monkey on an expedition into one of the least known areas of the Brazilian Ama...

WWF - Update - New Monkey Species Discovered in...

worldwildlife.org 27 Aug '11, 7pm

Scientists have discovered a new species of monkey on an expedition into one of the least known areas of the Brazilian Ama...

The Threatened Zo’é Tribe of the Amazon Rainforest

The Threatened Zo’é Tribe of the Amazon Rainforest

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Photo: Fiona Watson/Survival Zo'é men are skilled hunters and particularly prize peccaries and tapir. Known for their dist...

New Monkey Species Discovered in the Amazon via...

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Scientists have discovered a new species of monkey on an expedition into one of the least known areas of the Brazilian Ama...

Amazon rainforest communities are being added to Google Street View, reports @mongabay

Amazon rainforest communities are being added t...

news.mongabay.com 22 Aug '11, 1am

Amazon rainforest communities added to Google Street View mongabay.com August 22, 2011 Google Street View cameras mounted ...