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An Ancient Amazonian Farming Technique Could Help Save the Rain Forest

    [Updated post] A team of archeologists investigating a savanna region bordering the Amazon Rain Forest has found more conclusive evidence that a low-impact farming technique has been used for over 1500 years; the ‘alternative’ agricultural practice, used by some native populations including the Maya, is mostly abandoned today. But it just may be

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Thousands Protesting Peru's Largest Mining Project Ever

  The News: In Peru, a “US-backed billion-dollar gold mine has attracted thousands of protestors in recent weeks.” The reason? As one protester puts it, “Itโ€™s about protecting our water supply, nothing more.” The $4.8-billion mine is expected to significantly harm drinking water in the area, as previous such mines have done. Over 1,500 marched

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More Activism News: Masked Anti-Nuclear Activists, Occupy in El Salvador, Sea Shepherd,..

Some top activism news from the past week or so: 1. Masked Activists in Germany Sop Transport of Nuclear Waste As the title indicates, some activists in Germany are fed up with the creating and unsafe transport and storage of nuclear waste (well, no one even knows where to ‘permanently’ store the nuclear waste). So,

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Existence of 'Uncontacted' Amazonian Tribe Confirmed {VIDEOS}

on June 22, the Brazilian Bureau of Indian Affairs announced confirmation of a group of uncontacted people living in the western part of the Amazon’s Javari Valley, which is near the border of Peru. The existence of the group of about 200 or so people were confirmed following an over-flight expedition of the region; a series of aerial photographs clearly show several rounded-top huts in small clearings dotting the forested land. Analysis of the photos also showed that the tribe is growing a variety of crops, including corn, bananas, and peanuts.

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Global Warming Could Devastate the Andes and Peru

Glacier melt hasnโ€™t caused a national crisis in Peru, yet. But high in the Andes, rising temperatures and changes in water supply have decimated crops, killed fish stocks and forced entire villages to question how they will survive for another generation. U.S. officials are watching closely because without quick intervention, they say, the South American

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Indigenous Peruvians Win Appeal Against U.S. Oil Company Oxy

“Indigenous plaintiffs from the Peruvian Amazon won their appeal [this week] in theย landmark human rights and environmental contamination lawsuit against U.S. oil giant Occidental Petroleum (Oxy), as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the case should be heard in Los Angeles, Oxy’s hometown,” Amazon Watch and EarthRights International wrote earlier

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Amazon Being Sold to Foreign Oil Companies in Peru, Peruvian Indians Demanding Answers

Thought we were past the days of taking people’s land without right or even communication? If only the world were so civil. Survival International reported last week: Peruโ€™s latest Amazon auction has been challenged by indigenous groups after it emerged that they may not have been consulted before their land was sold off to foreign

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Park Manager in Peru Claims That Uncontacted Amazon Tribe is Not Threatened By Logging and Is Not Peruvian

Several weeks ago, almost every major press outlet picked up the story of the photographs taken of an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon rainforest near the border between Brazil and Peru. Unfortunately, it seems that fewer members of the media have chosen to keep following the story.

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