Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Amazon set for second hydrocarbon boom

Oil in Peruvian Amazon
The Peruvian Amazon is in the early stages of a second hydrocarbon boom, which could have damaging effects on biodiversity and indigenous people. That's according to researchers from the US and Spain, who are the first to plot historical trends in oil and gas exploration and extraction in the forest.

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1 comment:

  1. That is absolutely heart wrenching.

    I've cared about the rainforests since I was a child in grammar school. That's why half of all the profits of products I sell (botanical body & skin care) go to the rainforest alliance.