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Jose Maria Ferreira smiled as he listed the threats to human survival in the canopied jungle enveloping this remote military outpost in the Brazilian Amazon. Multimedia He started with the piranhas, which lurk in rivers, and the pit vipers like the
At least four people died and more than 25 were missing early on Friday after a boat accident on the Ariri River in the Brazilian Amazon, firefighters said. "The boat had more than 70 people aboard.
At four in the morning, on March 21, 2013, a hundred and fifty protesters, led by the Jericoa community, occupied the construction site of the Belo Monte Dam...There were representatives of the Juruna, Xypaia, Kuruaia and Canela tribes, as well as
24 Jose Claudio da Silva and Maria do Espirito Santo were well-known environmental activists [Reuters] Three suspected killers of a couple who protested illegal logging in the Brazilian Amazon have gone on trial. Jose Claudio da Silva and his wife
In 1969, Gustavo Germano (left) and his three brothers posed for a family portrait in Argentina. Several years later they would be caught up in the country's "Dirty War" that saw an estimated 30,000 people kidnapped, tortured or killed by the
Adventure travelers looking to up their exhilaration are heading to the Amazon Rain Forest for a the newly launched two day, one night sky-high Tropical Tree Climbing eco-tour. February 09, 2013 Eco-adventure destination http://bit.
Brazil to survey Amazon rainforest Huge swathes of rainforest in the Brazilian Amazon have been cleared by loggers The Brazilian government has announced that it plans to undertake the huge task of recording an inventory of the trees in the Amazon
Coffee growing in the forests of Puno, Peru illustrates the displacement of crops by climate change. When someone in Peru sneezes, someone in Brazil catches a cold. When a barrel of oil is produced in Ecuador, a neighbouring country ends up buying it,
Such musings bring to mind the physical endurance of the peoples who live in the stone desert of the Mongolian Gobi or the sand deserts of the Malian, Moroccan or Algerian Sahara and of those mapless traders who pioneered routes across these
Sinop The Guardian , Wednesday 14 November 2012 08.52 EST As his helicopter descends through the smoke towards an Amazonian inferno, Evandro Carlos Selva checks the co-ordinates via a global positioning satellite and radios back to base a witness