Ecuador oil spill casts shadow over Amazon drilling plans
An oil spill from Ecuador's Trans-Andean pipeline last weekend has reached Amazonian tributaries and is wreaking havoc on local communities and ecosystems downstream.
HFC's in your fridge is a dangerous greenhouse gas
When the HFC family of chemicals replaced CFCs in refrigeration to save the ozone layer, little did we know that they have a greater global warming effect than CO2.
The Earth not in mind at recent summit?
Twenty years ago, the United Nations summit held in Rio de Janeiro paved the way for landmark agreements on the climate and the environment. This year's meeting, on the other hand, has been widely criticized for its lack of vision in the face of accelerating degradation of the planet.
Rio+20 an epic fail, say civil society groups
As Rio+20 came to a close, civil society groups from across the globe were quick to condemn world leaders - particularly from rich countries - for failing to live up to their promises or offer new vision.
Goals & actions for a sustainable future
With the Rio+20 conference weeks away, the latest round of informal negotiations between governments took place late last month.
The Crying Forest
Al Jazeera correspondent Gabriel Elizondo paints a shocking portrait of life in the Brazilian Amazon, where at least 212 environmental activists have been murdered since 1996 €“ an average of 12 a year.
Tension mounts as Brazilian Indians retake land
A community of Guarani Indians in Brazil has retaken part of its ancestral land in an act of desperation, having lived by the side of a highway for a year and a half.
world bank stops fuelling climate change
This positive decision came after a report by Greenpeace, which indicated that funds from the international Finance Corporation (IFC), the private lending arm of the World Bank, were contributing to one of the biggest causes of climate change by enabling Bertin to further expand into the Amazon region. The bank withdrew a USD 90 million loan.
Cargill expands responsible soy programme
Since 2004, the Responsible Soy project has successfully promoted responsible soy production in the Santareï€ˆm area in the Brazilian state of ParÃ¡, where Cargill has a soy terminal, by helping soy farmers comply with the Brazilian Forest Code. The success of the collaboration between TNC and Cargill is evident from the reduction in illegal deforestation in the farms participating in the project since 2006, reaching near zero deforestation in most farms.
Brazil Indians demand Shell leave their land
Indians of the Guarani tribe in Brazil have demanded that energy giant Shell stop using their ancestral land for ethanol production.