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Transamazonica… The Motion Picture?

Transamazonica... The Motion Picture?

December 18, 2009 by 5 Comments

Speilberg and the Coen Brothers haven’t come knocking quite yet but while on the trip I shot quite a bit of video and still photography that I wasn’t able to upload onto the website due to the impossibly slow connections. Now that I am back I’d like to use that choppy on-the-bike-video and remaining still photos to hopefully make a short film… with some help.

Amazon Heartthrob

Amazon Heartthrob

October 05, 2009 by 3 Comments

Greenopia made a list of  ”10 Green Guys We Love” and Doug made the list amongst the likes of Jack Johnson, Adrian Grenier and uh, me. Check it out…

Man Swims Length of Amazon River

Man Swims Length of Amazon River

September 14, 2009 by No Comments

I read about Martin Strel about a year ago and was inspired by his story. He just finished a world record marathon swim down the length of the Amazon, 3,327 miles!

Fishing in the Amazon, Santarem North of the TransAm

Fishing in the Amazon, Santarem North of the TransAm

August 05, 2009 by No Comments

I found this video while searching Google Maps along the Transamazonica Highway. This was recorded outside the city of Santarem. Truly a sight to behold!

Vintage 1971 Pre-TransAm Article from TIME

Vintage 1971 Pre-TransAm Article from TIME

July 30, 2009 by No Comments

THE noise is not yet loud enough to disturb the sloths munching on the leaves of the cecropia trees, or the river terns that wing lazily over the Amazon’s mighty waters, or the secretive Indian tribes that live deep within the jungle. But along the tributaries of the world’s largest river the sound is plainly discernible, like a low rumble of thunder in the distance. It is the dull, grinding roar of bulldozers cutting naked red strips through the vast Amazon rain forest.

New Photos of the Amazon in All its Glory and Suffering

New Photos of the Amazon in All its Glory and Suffering

July 02, 2009 by No Comments

Daniel Beltra, a Spanish photographer, is traveling the world to capture the world’s three major rainforest regions. We have some of his amazing shots from the first leg of the trip… the Amazon! From cattle men in the deforested Mato Grasso region of Brazil to smiling native Indian children pointing down the barrel of his lens Daniel captures a compelling array of images from this important part of our planet.

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.

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.