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Fordlandia / The Rise And Fall Of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City / Greg Grandin

Greg Grandin is a professor of history at New York University. In this book he presents a fascinating account of Henry Ford’s attempt to create a plantation to grow rubber in the Brazilian Amazon. 463 more words

Book Review

Black and White

In 2000, when I returned from Brazil, I took my film rolls to a photo and camera chain store to be developed. During the semester I’d taken two rolls of black and white saved for special events and experimental photography. 582 more words

Amazon Basin

Uprooting illegal logging: From the Amazon to the EU

This past August – during my first visit to the Brazilian Amazon – my Brazilian colleagues visited the land of the Ka’apor indigenous people to assist the community with remote surveillance technology and electronic tracking devices. 28 more words

Some 11,114 forest fires have already been observed in Amazonas this year, a 47 percent increase over the same period last year, according to INPE.

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There have been more than 11,000 fires in just one region of the Brazilian Amazon this year

5th November 2015 / Mike Gaworecki

While climate change can certainly exacerbate drought conditions, leading to more frequent wildfires, this year’s ferocious fire season might also have been heavily influenced by the El Niño event developing in the Pacific Ocean. 662 more words

Earth Watch Report