06 Apr '11, 8pm

Indigenous group claims Ecuadorian government complicit in 'genocide'

Bill Clinton takes on Brazil's megadams, James Cameron backs tribal groups (03/28/2011) Former US President, Bill Clinton, spoke out against Brazil's megadams at the 2nd World Sustainability Forum, which was also attended by former California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and film director, James Cameron, who has been an outspoken critic of the most famous of the controversial dams, the Belo Monte on the Xingu River. Report: 90 oil spills in Peruvian Amazon over 3 years (03/03/2011) A new report has uncovered 90 oil spills by Pluspetrol in northern Peru's Amazon rainforest over the past 3 years. Covering two oil blocs—1-AB and 8—the report, complied by the Federation of Indigenous Communities of the Corrientes River (FECONACO), recorded 18 major oil spills in just the last year. "A week after the landmark ruling against Chevron in Ecuador for $9 billion of damage from o...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0406-hance_ecuador_conaie.html


Shutting Down the Government for the Polluters

switchboard.nrdc.org 07 Apr '11, 10pm

So much for cutting spending. Now it’s all about cutting a break for big polluters. The “pro-pollution” crowd is pressurin...

Good morning. Do we still have a government?

grist.org 08 Apr '11, 2pm

Congressional Democrats and Republicans are still playing policy chicken this morning, waiting to see whether they’ll have...