Tag: Amazon Rainforest

Sustainability and Humans Rights Issues for Tokyo 2020 Olympics Construction

An open letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 Olympic authorities criticizes the Olympics for knowingly exploiting tropical forests and potentially fueling human rights abuses in the construction and implementation of the games. The groups are calling for full transparency and an end to the use of rainforest wood to construct the Tokyo Olympic facilities, including the new National Olympic Stadium.

Tropical Forest and Savannah Tipping Points

Tipping points are always a hotbed issue in climate science, but in a new study it has been found that a region with tropical tree cover will jump quickly between a forested state to a savannah or treeless state.

Videos of 7 Activists Who Got Jailed This Week for Hanging โ€œChevron Guilty: Clean Up Amazonโ€ Banner from Bridge

7 activists from the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) got jailed earlier this week for standing with 30,000 Ecuadoreans who were affected by Chevron’s toxic legacy. These activists, as you can see in the videos below, climbed and dropped a banner from the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge near Chevron’s Richmond refinery with the statement โ€œChevron Guilty: Clean Up Amazonโ€ on it.

Thousands of Hectares of Forest Saved

Thousands of hectares of tropical dry forests are now safe from logging in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, thanks to scientists affiliated with the research project Tropi-Dry.