Archive for June, 2009
A Fight for the Amazon that Should Inspire the World

A Fight for the Amazon that Should Inspire the World

June 24, 2009 by No Comments

In the depths of the Amazon rainforest, the poorest people in the world have taken on the richest people in the world to defend a part of the ecosystem none of us can live without. They had nothing but wooden spears and moral force to defeat the oil companies – and, for today, they have won.

Physical Training has Begun for the Trip…Minus a Bike

Physical Training has Begun for the Trip...Minus a Bike

June 23, 2009 by 2 Comments

With about 90 days to go before lift off from Boston, I am well on my way planning and preparing for the trip.

Greenpeace Video: Leather Industry and Amazon Cattle Ranching

Greenpeace Video: Leather Industry and Amazon Cattle Ranching

June 03, 2009 by No Comments

The leather we use everyday from our shoes to our hangbags and wallets may very well trace back to cattle raised on deforested Amazon ranches.

New legislation in Brazil opens up road-paving across country, threatening Amazon

New legislation in Brazil opens up road-paving across country, threatening Amazon

June 03, 2009 by No Comments

Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies has approved a measure that would speed up paving roads across the country, including paving a road that environmentalists have long-fought, BR-319. Environmental groups across the nation have warned of widespread deforestation if the measure passes the Senate and is signed by the president. Read the rest of this article here.

The Amazon Rainforest is More Important than Electric Cars

The Amazon Rainforest is More Important than Electric Cars

June 03, 2009 by Comments Off

Someone should contact Neil Young and tell him to stop making albums about electric cars and start writing songs about the Amazon. While I write this in jest, the boringness of someone pulling your ear about the devastation of deforestation should still be as important as talking about topics such as the duel between San Francisco and Portland for electric car supremacy.

40% of Amazon Will Disappear Despite Climate Change Efforts

40% of Amazon Will Disappear Despite Climate Change Efforts

June 03, 2009 by Comments Off

Forty percent or more of the Amazon rainforest will be “decimated” by the middle of the next century even if we cut all CO2 emissions by 2050, said the UK Met Office. The finding was presented this past month in Copenhagen, which is preparing to host the UN Climate Change Conference in December.