Tag Archives: Amazon

Gold Mining devastated Peruvian Amazon

…mining pollution has become so severe that last week Peru declared a 60-day emergency to curtail mercury poisoning from illegal gold mining. “Forty-one percent of the population of Madre de Dios is exposed to mercury pollution,” On a good day, a … Continue reading

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80% of rain in Amazon is self generated

Following on again from previous posts about consequences about not bothering to recognise high value of ecological systems, like rainforest and wetlands: If most of us live close enough to the ocean tho be convinced, by animated graphic weather forecast mapping, that … Continue reading

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Fearsome collapse of World’s forests

FYI scary set of numbers Reese Halter: Planet Earth’s forests are breathtaking. Did you know that ancient trees are the greatest carbon warehouses to have ever evolved? For every metric tonne of ancient wood created, 1.5 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide was … Continue reading

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Ecuador Ditches Plan To Protect Amazon From Oil Drilling

Six years ago, President Correa made the international community an offer: come up with half of the $7.2 billion value of a 4,000 square mile section of the Amazon jungle and Ecuador would refrain from drilling for oil….Last year, Ecuador … Continue reading

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