Panantza-San Carlos Mining Project
The Ecuadorian Constitutional Court had halted the Panantza-San Carlos mining project in a ruling that favored an indigenous community’s rights to choose which activities can happen on their territories. About Panantza-San Carlos mining project The Panantza-San Carlos copper mining project ..
Tags: Amazon basin • Amazon Forests • Amazon rainforest • Ecuador
Month: Current Affairs – November, 2022
Category: Environment Current Affairs • International / World Current Affairs
New Study on Tree Species
Around hundred scientists from different parts of the world came together and studied about different tree species. They found that there are 73,000 tree species in the world. Of these only 64,000 is known to humans. What did the scientists ..
Tags: Amazon • Amazon basin • Eurasia • Forest cover • Forest cover loss
Month: Current Affairs - February, 2022
Category: Environment Current Affairs
COP26’s First Major Deal
In the COP26 climate summit’s first major deal, on November 2, 2021, 100 world leaders are set to make promise to end and reverse deforestation by 2030. Highlights Brazil will be among the signatories. In Brazil stretches of the Amazon ..
Tags: Amazon basin • Amazon rainforest • COP26 • COP26's first major deal • Global warming
Month: Current Affairs - November, 2021
Amazon Rainforest emits more CO2 than it absorbs
As per a study published in science journal, Nature, parts of Amazon rainforest are emitting more carbon dioxide than they absorb. Highlights Study was conducted by making 600 flights over four areas of Amazon. It was led by researchers from ..
Tags: Amazon basin • Amazon biome • Amazon rainforest • Carbon Sink • CO2 emission
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2021
Dr Valiya Hamza and the Hamza River
Dr Valiya Hamza is an Indian-origin scientists who has been studying the mighty Amazon River region for over four decades. Amazon, as we know is the second longest river in the world and by far the largest by water flow ..
Tags: Amazon basin • Amazon rainforest • Amazon River • Americas • Continents