NOVO PROGRESSO, Brazil — This Sept 15, 2009 file photo shows damage done to the Amazon rainforest in a deforested area near Novo Progresso in Brazil’s northern state of Para. (PHOTO: AP)

An indigenous community in Peru's biggest oil block stopped its monthlong occupation of 14 wells, while protesters in another town in the Amazonian region took control of six different wells, a nat

Kichwa communities bar River Tigre, an Amazon tributary, with cables to stop oil company boats from passing and accuse government of turning a blind eye to contamination from oil operations in the

Oil and gas access roads in western Amazon could open up ‘Pandora’s box’ of environmental impacts

The western Amazon is one of the world's last high-biodiversity wilderness areas, characterized by extraordinary species richness and large tracts of roadless humid tropical forest. It is also home to an active hydrocarbon (oil and gas) sector, characterized by operations in extremely remote areas that require new access routes. Here, we present the first integrated analysis of the hydrocarbon sector and its associated road-building in the western Amazon.

The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) organized a workshop on National Biocommerce Strategy until 2021 with the aim of turning Peru into a successful business model of goods and serv

Global demand for gold is putting some of the most remote and pristine tropical forests at risk, scientists warn.

Falling prices and rising debt are driving some Latin American leaders to relax legislation aimed at protecting the environment

Awareness on IPCC findings quite widespread, says Pachauri.

NEW DELHI: 2014 saw India playing a crucial role in protecting the interests of developing nations at the UN climate talks in Lima where negotiators prepared a way for a new ambitious and binding d