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Can we save Congo Basin from “African Silence”?

Wildlife<p>The magnificent Congo Basin is made up of patchwork mosaic of rivers, forests, savannas, swamps and flooded forests. This tropical wonderland is home to forest elephants, lowland and mountain gorillas, bonobos, and buffalo, as well as the enigmatic okapi and a multitude of monkey species. …

Hanging With River Monsters Host Jeremy Wade

18<p>SHARES<p><b>A fishing show hosted by a 55-year-old British guy sounds like it should air at 3 a.m. on public access, but with 1.6 million viewers, River</b> …

Fish

Argentina told to seize up to $19.2bn of assets from Chevron

Ecuador has asked Argentina to seize up to $19.2bn of assets from Chevron in the latest twist in a long-running lawsuit over pollution in the Amazon rainforest.<p>The oil giant will also have its bank accounts in <b>Argentina</b> seized and gas sales frozen, a judge has ruled.<p>The 2011 ruling, one of the …

Energy

Brazil to build controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in Amazon rainforest

The Brazilian government has given the green light to the construction of a controversial hydroelectric dam in the Amazon rainforest that …

These Vibrant Amazon Rainforest Plants Will Take Your Breath Away

The Amazon rainforest is home to a wide variety of plants and animals. It spreads over 2 million square miles on the earth's surface and spans over 8 …

Amazon Rainforest

BBC - Bruce Parry's Amazon - About The Journey - The Kayapo

<b>Some of the younger members of the Kayapo tribe pose for the camera.</b><p>Bruce stayed with the Kayapo village of Krinu for the last phase of his Amazon trip. The Kayapo are a powerful and well-known Brazilian tribe who inhabit a vast area of the Amazon across the Central Brazilian Plateau. In 2003 the …

F**k For Forest: The People Who Have Sex for Charity and Save the World With Porn

Sex sells. Though this term is normally used in advertising, it's now been adopted by the most bizarre of charities.<p>German NGO F**K For Forest is an …

Amazon rainforest showing signs of degradation due to climate change – Nasa

The US space agency Nasa warned this week that the Amazon rainforest may be showing the first signs of large-scale degradation due to climate …

Brazil to survey Amazon rainforest

<b>The Brazilian government has announced that it plans to undertake the huge task of recording an inventory of the trees in the Amazon rainforest.</b><p>The Forestry Ministry said the census would take four years to complete, and would provide detailed data on tree species, soils and biodiversity in the …

Where will the loggers strike next? Map could model deforestation vulnerability across the Amazon rainforest

Researchers exploring the value of different types of timber across the Amazon rainforest have produced a fascinating choropleth map to illustrate …

Ecuadorean tribe will 'die fighting' to defend rainforest

In what looks set to be one of the most one-sided struggles in the history of Amazon forest conservation, an indigenous community of about 400 …

Amazon tribe at centre of new cultural storm

It became one of the fiercest scientific arguments in recent times: are the Yanomami Indians of the Amazon rainforest a symbol of how to live in …

Peru declares environmental state of emergency in its rainforest

Peru has declared an environmental state of emergency in a remote part of its northern Amazon rainforest, home for decades to one of the country's …

Strict 'safe zones' protect Brazilian rainforest - Futurity

U. MICHIGAN (US) — Designating strictly protected areas is more effective at reducing deforestation in …

The Pain of Growing Up – Being Stung by Hundreds of Bullet Ants in the Amazon Rain-Forest

Among the most bizarre coming-of-age rites we’ve ever featured is the one followed by the Satere-Mawe Tribe, an indigenous tribe from the Amazon rain …

Nature

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Apr. 8

World No. 1 <b>Novak Djokovic</b> took a big hit when he rolled his ankle in the first set of his fourth-rubber Davis Cup clash with top American Sam …

Andy Murray: 'I have a lot of emotions inside'

It seems like a headline from The Onion: "Andy Murray Makes Money While Admitting He Lacks Charisma." It's not, however, but rather a statement on …

Gael Monfils on His Personality, LeBron James, and Dancing

Chiudinelli: Swiss Davis Cup team wants more from Federer

Roger Federer’s friend and countryman Marco Chiudinelli tells <i>ESPN Deportes</i> that while he would like Federer to play Davis Cup more, it might not mean …

Bracket Briefing: Even though Cinderella's gone, the madness isn't over

USA TODAY Sports provides your March Madness therapy<p>Welcome to another session of <i>Bracket Briefing</i>, our attempt to provide you with essential information on the Big Dance — highlighting the Florida Gulf Coasts of basketball world, and forecasting the Steph Curry moments before they …

NCAA March Madness 2013: Your Final Four

Who is ready for the best in college basketball?<p>With Sunday's end it's over for NCAA March Madness 2013 for everybody but the Final Four.<p>Michigan …