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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.


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

Cruising in the "Caribbean" of the Amazon

 A few weeks ago, my Peruvian and I along with another couple went on a fantastic trip to the Amazon. Well, to be more precise, a cruise on the Tapajos River up in the North of Brazil. 1,174 more words


Drought Impacts on Children’s Respiratory Health in the Brazilian Amazon

by Allison Hu

Drought conditions in Amazonia are associated with increased fire incidence, enhancing aerosol emissions with degradation in air quality. On average, the Brazilian Amazon experiences extreme flood or drought once every ten years (Smith… 967 more words

Human Health

At the crux of development issues

I’m sure some of you are wondering what exactly is going on with this solar energy installation.

What is the status of the modules donated by SunEdison? 1,301 more words

Minha Casa Minha Dívida

“Quando o sonho se realiza” “When the dream comes true”, reads the title of the article. The dream that’s being referred to is one that many Brazilians desire: to have their own home. 1,029 more words

Sun-kissed Cabelo Seco

Did I really publish the last post only six days ago?? It feels like weeks have gone by with the amount that has happened since then. 1,342 more words