The Tapajós River Basin lies at the heart of the Amazon, and also at the heart of an exploding controversy: whether to build more than 40 large dams, a railway, roads, canals and port complexes, turning the Basin into a vast industrialized commodities export corridor; or to curb this development impulse and conserve one of the most biologically and...

Amazon deforestation soars

Latest figures show that forest felling in the Brazilian Amazon has increased by almost a third. Jan Rocha reports.
Kayapó indians, protesting about the construction of the Belo Monte dam on the Xingu river, have been evicted by the military. The eviction has been caught in powerful pictures.

Amazon: Worrying times

Scientists working on a giant research project in the Amazon basin are reaching disturbing conclusions, including the prediction that by the end of this century the Amazon basin could be receivng 40 percent less rainfall and temperatures could have inc

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