South America

Author Shares Unorthodox Look at the Ways of Water

How water moves through the global ecosystem and shapes our landscapes is the subject of a must-read new book by writer Erica Gies, according to BookShelf editor Tom Henry. A significant part of water’s story is how humanity invariably fails when trying to manipulate it. But hope may reside with Gies’ various “water detectives,” who explore how to “let water go where it wants to go.”

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Brazil Faces Two Contrasting Legacies For Amazon In October’s Elections

"Polls indicate that Brazil’s presidential election in October will go to a runoff between incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, in a duel likely to decide the fate of the Amazon Rainforest."

Source: Mongabay, 09/13/2022

"On Chile Rivers, Native Spirituality And Development Clash"

"Mist suddenly arose from the Truful Truful River as it flowed below the snow-covered Llaima volcano, and Victor Curin smiled at the sun-dappled water spray. A leader in one of the Indigenous communities by the river’s shores in the Chilean Andes, Curin took it as a sign that the waterfall’s ngen — its owner and protector spirit — approved of his visit and prayer that mid-July morning."

Source: AP, 08/24/2022
August 30, 2022

Webinar: The Media, the Amazon and the 2022 Brazil Elections

Ahead of Brazil's 2022 elections, Smoke Signal socio environmental monitor invites journalists to the virtual launch of their new report "The Amazon and the Future of Brazil," showing politicians in nine Brazilian states supported dismantling of environmental policy to protect forests at the federal level. 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET.

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Five More Arrested In Brazil Over Murders Of Phillips And Pereira

"Brazilian police arrested another five people in connection with the murders of British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian Indigenous activist Bruno Pereira on Saturday, and said one of the suspects already in custody was likely the leader of an illegal fishing mafia based in the Amazon region."

Source: Guardian, 08/08/2022

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