Bolivia News

NASA: surge in Amazon fires

The number of fire hotspots has surged in the Bolivian and Brazilian parts of the Amazon, reveals data and imagery from NASA. NASA data presented by Brazil's National Space Research…

146 dams threaten Amazon basin

Although developers and government often tout dams as environmentally-friendly energy sources, this is not always the case. Dams impact river flows, changing ecosystems indefinitely; they may flood large areas forcing…

Can non-timber forest products help conserve the Amazon?

Industrial-scale logging and resource exploitation continue to plague the South American rainforests, contributing to their systematic destruction. Today, indigenous inhabitants and other local residents of the rainforests and their surrounding…

Fires rage in Bolivian rainforest

Fires rage in Amazon rainforest of Bolivia Fires rage in Bolivian rainforest Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com September 23, 2005 Fires have burned more than 1700 square miles (4450 square km)…
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