South America

Judge Backs Chevron's Grab for Documentary Out-takes in Ecuador Case

A federal district judge in New York ordered film-maker Joe Berlinger to turn over more than 600 hours of raw footage from his documentary "Crude," about a lawsuit by natives in Ecuador charging Chevron with polluting the Amazon rainforest there.

June 6, 2010 to June 9, 2010

International Water Association's Water Loss Task Force Conference

URBAN WATER LOSSES RUNNING AT 50% PLUS. Scientists, engineers try to plug leaks of resource more precious than gold. Journalists with an interest in environmental and water challenges are invited to apply for accreditation to cover this Sao Paulo, Brazil conference.

April 19, 2010 to April 22, 2010

World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth

The Plurinational State of Bolivia will host this conference on climate change with an expected attendance of  >10,000 people along with government  representatives from more than 50 countries, as well as many more via the Internet and in campaign actions on the final day of the conference, 22 April, Earth Day.

"Nuns Face Guns, Impunity in Trying To Save Amazon"

Trucks full of gunmen sought to kill 64-year old Sister Leonora Brunetto, who had spent decades trying to keep ranchers from stealing Amazon land. "Impunity in the Amazon because of a weak judicial system and corruption among local officials is endemic, a problem not only for people like Brunetto, but for the Brazilian government trying to preserve a rain forest the size of the U.S. west of the Mississippi. More than 20 percent of the forest already has been destroyed."

Source: AP, 03/30/2010

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - South America