Tagged: Amazon

Brazilian deforestation increasing 0

Brazilian deforestation increasing

Here are some bad news I read last week : deforestation in Brazil is increasing again. For the past years, it had been decreasing steadily, reaching its lowest levels in two decades. But over...

Ecuador to drill in the Amazon 0

Ecuador to drill in the Amazon

Sometimes you have to cover the bad news. To Climate Progress : ” Ecuador is abandoning an innovative plan that would have protected the Amazon rainforest from oil drilling due to lack of support...

Deforestation in Brazil bumps up 0

Deforestation in Brazil bumps up

Even if there have been many good news on the environmental fronts in the past few months, there are still some bad ones. While deforestation of the Amazon rainforest had been drastically reduced since...

New low levels for Amazon deforestation 1

New low levels for Amazon deforestation

Among all the doom and gloom climate change news nowadays – arctic record low levels,no commitment at COP18 in Doha, permafrost melting… – I chose to write today about some good news. We have...

Organized crime is also behind deforestation 0

Organized crime is also behind deforestation

If I tell you “organized crime” you will most likely think about drug and weapons trafficking, prostitution, money laundering, extortion and so on. But as the Huffington Post Green reports : ” The United...

The Amazon rainforest starts emitting CO2 0

The Amazon rainforest starts emitting CO2

To TreeHugger : ” Last year, the Amazon rainforest experienced the worst drought on record, reducing normally flowing rivers to sun-baked stretches of dried mud and pushing the fragile ecosystem to the brink. “...