amazon region

Reserves to rise through 2030: Ecuador state oil firm


September 6th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Quito, Sep 6 (IANS/EFE) Ecuadorian state oil firm Petroamazonas expects crude reserves at its fields in the Amazon region to climb by around 7 percent through 2030 thanks to a ... Read more...

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Brazilian court suspends massive Amazon dam construction


August 15th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS) A Brazilian court has ordered to suspend the construction of the world's third largest dam until affected indigenous communities get a hearing in Congress.The ... Read more...

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Piranha attack in China leads hunt for fish


July 12th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 12 (IANS) Chinese authorities have launched a massive hunt for piranhas, the flesh-eating fish, which attacked at least two people recently in a river.Authorities are offering 1,000 yuan ... Read more...

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20 killed in Bolivia accident


April 20th, 2012 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, April 20 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and more than 30 injured when a bus lost control and fell into a river canyon in Bolivia, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Brazil to launch satellite for military purposes


April 4th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 4 (IANS/EFE) Brazil will launch a satellite for military purposes and to expand broadband Internet service throughout the country, Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo Silva said, adding ... Read more...

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Brazilian firm makes oil find


February 5th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) State-controlled energy giant Petrobras announced the discovery of an oil and natural gas accumulation in the Solimoes basin of Brazil's Amazon region.The find was ... Read more...

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Brazil approves controversial forestry bill


December 8th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Dec 8 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's Senate has approved a controversial forestry bill that environmentalists say will deal a "mortal blow" to the already threatened Amazon region and open the door ... Read more...

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From Brazil to Kerala: Hamza waters run deep below Amazon


August 31st, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The 6,000-km Hamza river flows under the Amazon, an India connect to the world's longest river. And Valiya Mannathal Hamza, the Brazil-based scientist from Kerala ... Read more...

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Underground river named after Indian-origin scientist


August 26th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 26 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian scientists has discovered the existence of an underground river some 6,000 km long running beneath the Amazon River. The river has been named after an ... Read more...

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Ecuador wants to hike oil output


July 8th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Quito, July 8 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador wants to increase its oil production to an average of 502,000 barrels per day (bpd) this year, up from the 486,000 bpd level registered in ... Read more...

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Biodiversity in Amazon ‘over 20mn yrs older than previously thought’


November 15th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A new study has found that the incredible biodiversity of the Amazon region is over 20 million years older than thought.An international team of scientists, including a ... Read more...

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Eat meat, save the planet: Former Brit Vegan


September 20th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.20 (ANI): An eco-warrior who lives on a 'sustainable living' commune and spent six years as a vegetarian has written a book that says Britons should continue to eat some ... Read more...

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Brazil signs contract for controversial Amazon dam


August 27th, 2010 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 27 (IANS/EFE) President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has signed the contract for construction of a massive new hydroelectric dam in Brazil's Amazon region, a project opponents say will displace ... Read more...

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Bats bite over 500 people in Peru


August 13th, 2010 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Aug 13 (IANS/EFE) At least 508 people have been bitten by rabid bats in Peru's Amazon region, causing one of the worst ever outbreaks of the disease in the country. A child ... Read more...

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Amazon losing 1,500 sq km each year


July 23rd, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Lima, July 23 (IANS/EFE) Around 1,500 sq km (579 sq miles) of the Amazon forest is lost each year due to deforestation and environmental degradation in Peru. Peru has 68 million hectares (262,550 ... Read more...

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Malaria cases increase when Amazon forests are cut


June 17th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Scientists have found a link between increased incidence of malaria and land-use practices in the Amazon.Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have compiled a report, which combines detailed ... Read more...

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93 mobile phones per 100 people in Brazil


May 23rd, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 23 (IANS/EFE) The number of mobile phone connections in Brazil has climbed to 180 million - or 93.8 cell phones per 100 people, a telecommunications regulator in the ... Read more...

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33 firms fined for deforestation in Brazil


April 7th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 7 (IANS/EFE) Thirty-three companies in Brazil have been fined for deforestation and irregularities in managing their industrial activities, the Brazilian Environmental Institute (Ibama) has said. The violators, most of them operating ... Read more...

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Private oil firms in Ecuador to double investment this year


February 25th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) Private oil companies operating in Ecuador plan to invest more than $417 million in 2010, nearly double of last year's outlay, the non-renewable natural resources ministry said. Reports from ... Read more...

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Brazil to build observatory to study climate change


February 14th, 2010 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Feb 14 (IANS/EFE) Brazil will build an observatory in the Amazon region to study the effects of global warming. The project will be initiated in collaboration with Germany.The 1,049-foot tower in ... Read more...

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Venezuela cuts electricity sales to Brazil


January 14th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 14 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela, which has implemented a nationwide power-rationing plan, has cut sales of electricity to Brazil by 20 percent, Brazilian officials said. Venezuela cut electricity sales Tuesday to ... Read more...

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China to give massive loan to Ecuador


January 13th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador and China have signed a memorandum of understanding on a loan from Beijing to Quito to finance a $2 billion hydroelectric dam in the South American nation, ... Read more...

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Archaeologists discover strange geoglyphs in Amazon rainforest


January 1st, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 1 (ANI): In a new research, archaeologists have discovered about 300 strange geoglyphs in the Amazon rainforest.The geoglyphs, which are large geometric designs carved into the ground, are believed to ... Read more...

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Brazil aiming to end deforestation in Amazon


December 4th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 4 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have said that the government of Brazil is aiming to end deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon and reduce carbon emissions in the country.According ... Read more...

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China extends $51 mn in loans to Ecuador


November 25th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Nov 25 (EFE) Ecuador is to receive $51.2 million in loans from China under bilateral economic accords signed here at a ceremony attended by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. Part of the credit ... Read more...

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Missing Brazilian air force plane located, nine survivors found


October 31st, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 31 (EFE) Brazilian military sources have said that at least nine of the 11 people on board the Brazilian air force plane that disappeared over the Amazon Thursday ... Read more...

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Nuclear weapons bring respectability, says Brazil’s vice president


September 26th, 2009 - 6:26 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Sep 26 (EFE) Brazil's Vice President Jose Alencar has said possession of nuclear weapons would enable his country to deter potential aggressors and give the South American nation greater "respectability" ... Read more...

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Brazil launches ‘electronic markers’ to fight Amazon deforestation


September 10th, 2009 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 10 (EFE) The Brazilian government will use "electronic markers" to detect illegal felling of trees in the Amazon forests via satellite as illegal encroachment has threatened the sensitive ecosystem. Officials said ... Read more...

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Brazil to build five submarines with France help


August 24th, 2009 - 4:11 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Aug 24 (EFE) Brazil will build five submarines in collaboration with France to protect its vast off shore oil reserves in the Amazon region, a media report said Sunday. The Folha ... Read more...

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Peru to repeal Amazon development plans after clashes


June 16th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Lima, June 16 (EFE) Peru's Prime Minister Yehude Simon has said the government will ask parliament to revoke the controversial decrees on foreign investment in the Amazon region that had spurred more ... Read more...

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Cocaine production polluting Peru rivers, says government


June 5th, 2009 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, June 5 (EFE) Peruvian drug syndicates dump nearly 15 million litres of harmful chemicals into the rivers in the Amazon region annually, causing large-scale destruction of the fragile ecosystem, an official ... Read more...

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24 killed in Brazil plane crash


February 9th, 2009 - 2:45 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 9 (IANS) Twenty-four people were killed when the aircraft in which they were travelling crashed into a river in Brazil's Amazon region, EFE reported Sunday. The plane, with 28 ... Read more...

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Conservation atlas reveals most valuable forests


December 6th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): The UN Environment Programme has released a new atlas that shows how conservation efforts can most efficiently make use of limited resources by laying out which forests ... Read more...

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Extract of the plant cat’’s claw may harbour dengue cure


December 3rd, 2008 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, December 3 (ANI): A plant from the Amazon region called the cats claw has been found to be effective in combating dengue. Reports appearing in the Brazilian media say ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Brazil bus accident


August 17th, 2008 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 17 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 23 injured when the bus they were tarvelling in fell into a ravine in Brazil's Amazon region, Spain's EFE ... Read more...

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