Brazilian dam, road and mine environmental impact assessments (EIAs) could be enhanced by satellite and DNA technology, improving biodiversity risk evaluations.

A t the FrigoAmazonas slaughter house inside the world's largest rainforest, the owner doesn't mince his words - much of the cattle processed here comes from illegally deforested land.

Oil companies planning to drill near a vast coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon river have calculated that the unique ecosystem has a 30% chance of being affected in the event of an oil spill.

Holding a plastic bottle of toxic mercury with his bare hands on an illegal gold mining barge in the Amazon basin, the 22-year-old miner says he is well aware of the dangers of the job.

Paris - Building the 428 hydroelectric dams proposed for Brazil's Amazon basin - three times the existing number - would devastate the environment and could even disrupt regional weather, an intern

Though biodiversity and carbon storage have been linked in past forest research, a new study using Amazon, Congo and Borneo data found no consistent correlation.

French oil and gas company Total and other energy majors should abandon plans to drill close to the mouth of Brazil's Amazon because of potential risks to the ecosystem of the area, environmental c

Small and medium-scale agriculture is responsible for 80 percent of the deforestation between 2001 and 2015.

Post-FARC development risks could render important eco-systems vulnerable in Colombia.
Guaviare: Colombia’s frontline in the country’s battle to stop deforestation in the Amazon

This time last year, scientists announced the discovery of a reef system at the mouth of the Amazon River — and right from the beginning, they began issuing warnings about companies’ plans to drill

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