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Peru: Illegal Gold Miners Cause Deforestation in the Amazon
 
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Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/peru-gold-mining-deforestation-environment-health-risks-poverty In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on illegal gold mining in southeastern Peru, where one of the world's richest ecosystems is being mutilated by illegal gold miners. Deemed fortune hunters, illegal gold miners increasingly prey on the resources of the Madre De Dios region, transforming Peru's rainforests into mining towns and extending the problem deeper into the Amazon. Close to 30,000 people tied to illegal gold mining activity now call the region in Peru home. Specifically in the region's capital, Puerto Maldonado, and a nearby town, La Pampa, deforestation caused by illegal gold miners is on the rise, and with police efforts to halt the illegal gold mining proving futile, the destruction of Peru continues. The owners of farm and forestry concessions in Peru face a daily threat of invasion by illegal gold miners who claim to have mining rights to the land. The resulting illegal mining fosters criminal activities and destroys the natural resources of the region. Once illegal gold miners relocate, the land remains a barren desert of sand pits--a destroyed ecosystem carved out by deforestation. This report is part of the Pulitzer Center sponsored project "Peru's Gold Rush: Wealth and Woes" (http://bit.ly/yaU3Xb).
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Mapping the Damage Caused by Gold Mining in the Amazon
 
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Carnegie Airborne Observatory ecologist Dr. Greg Asner at the Carnegie Institution for Science. Full video: https://youtu.be/SZCbvJDN2y4
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🇵🇪Gold at any cost: Illegal mining in Peru | TechKnow
 
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For more than 50 million years, the Amazon rainforest has been a cradle of life. Its pristine forests, however, are increasingly under threat due to illegal gold mining. TechKnow's Phil Torres heads to La Pampa, the buffer zone of Tambopata National Reserve, to witness how illegal mining is turning forests into toxic wastelands. There, more than 100,000 acres of rainforest have been cleared. - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check out our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 13287 Al Jazeera English
New Amazon Threat? Mining Deforestation
 
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Mining has caused 10% of Amazon deforestation in past decade, a UVM-led team finds. Surprisingly, 90% of this loss happened outside government mining leases. Learn more: http://go.uvm.edu/3sih8
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What Will The World Look Like When The Rainforests Disappear?
 
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The Brutal History Of Exploring The Amazon - https://youtu.be/N6ZcZPDS6Y0 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Rainforests provide us with more than just trees; we rely on them for much more than we realize. So what would a world without rainforests look like? Learn More: Stop Burning Rain Forests for Palm Oil https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/stop-burning-rain-forests-for-palm-oil/ Deforestation http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/deforestation/ World's forests absorb almost 40 per cent of man made CO2 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/earthnews/8708979/Worlds-forests-absorb-almost-40-per-cent-of-man-made-CO2.html Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Dolphin" More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Written by: Jules Suzdaltsev Edited by: Alex Esteves Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis
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The Devastating Effects Of Gold Mining
 
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How Algae Could Change The Fossil Fuel Industry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCNkmi7VE0I » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Gold has been a valuable commodity for centuries, but the process to obtain it has dangerous costs. So what is true price of gold? Learn More: National Geographic: The Real Price of Gold http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/01/gold/larmer-text/3 Business Insider: The Cost Of Mining An Ounce Of Gold http://www.businessinsider.com/the-cost-of-mining-gold-2013-6 Al Jazeera: The true price of gold http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/techknow/articles/2015/6/4/the-true-price-of-gold.html More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
Views: 141371 NowThis World
Amazon Rainforest: A Case for Sustainable Development
 
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The Amazon rainforest is one of the world's most unique and important ecosystems. Yet the health of the rainforest and the people who live there is threatened by the construction of large projects, such as energy plants, dams, highways and mines. Mott Foundation grantees are among those working to ensure that investors in these projects adopt responsible development policies and practices, and are held accountable for any negative social and environmental impacts of the projects they fund. Grantees highlighted in this video are: • Institute for Socioeconomic Studies (INESC) -- www.inesc.org.br • International Rivers -- www.internationalrivers.org • Law, Environment and Natural Resources (DAR) -- www.dar.org.pe • Socio-Environmental Institute (ISA) -- www.socioambiental.org
Views: 16434 C.S. Mott Foundation
Peru: Towards a Green Path - Three Stories of Sustainable Development | Conservation International
 
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http://www.conservation.org "When I was a kid, bulldozers smashing through forests were a symbol of progress. For me, development is more about growing trees." Antonio Brack, Peru's former Minister of the Environment, describes three CI projects that prove that green growth is a viable economic strategy. 1. A Tale of Two Towns Two nearby towns in Madre de Dios provide an illustration of different development paths. One town chose to invest in ecotourism, and today is a thriving, green community with healthy families who live and work in the industry. The other is a hotbed of illegal mining, and the resulting wasteland contributes to disease and poverty. Although mining can result in quick riches, the lasting prosperity comes from the green path. Start video with this story: http://youtu.be/J7Clmlbvl04?t=2m7s 2. Certified to Make Money Sustainable harvesting from forests makes environmental and economic sense. Export of organic-certified agricultural products like brazil nuts provides livelihoods to farming families in Madre de Dios without destroying the forest. Similiarly, Forest Stewardship Council certified sustainable wood is in demand for many products from construction to guitars. Although obtaining the certification is expensive and difficult, it is a good investment for the loggers and the forest. Start video with this story: http://youtu.be/J7Clmlbvl04?t=8m8s 3. The Giant Utility Rainforests naturally recycle air, clean water, pollinate crops, and regulate climate. Demand for these services is rising, and providing them in a deforested area increasingly difficult. Carbon offsets can help protect standing forests for the benefit of local communities. The Walt Disney Company has committed to protecting forests in the Alto Mayo region to offset their carbon, in addition to reducing their total emissions. Start video with this story: http://youtu.be/J7Clmlbvl04?t=14m14s Follow CI on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ConservationOrg Follow CI on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/conservation.intl Learn more about CI's work in Peru (en español): http://www.Conservation.org/Peru A CI Studios Production Peter Stonier, John Martin, Becca Field and Sebastian Perry
Parker Learns How To Prospect For Gold Guyana Style | Gold Rush: Parker's Trail
 
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Parker and the team go out into the jungle to learn how people in Guyana prospect, and find some good areas of gold rich gravel. What they find is pretty impressive. Subscribe to Discovery UK for more great clips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=DiscoveryTV Follow Discovery UK on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DiscoveryUK
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Peru’s illegal gold mining prompts public health emergency
 
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Peru’s illegal gold mining prompts public health emergency A study in the US has found that more than 500 kilometres of Peru's Amazon River is contaminated with mercury. For decades, illegal gold miners have been pouring thousands of tons of mercury into rivers. Peruvian officials now say nearly 50 thousand people, or 50 percent of the population of Madre de Dios may be affected. In May the government declared a state of emergency. Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from Madre de Dios, Peru. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 2433 Al Jazeera English
Illegal miners are already damaging Amazon reserve, says Greenpeace
 
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A huge nature reserve in Brazil's Amazon rainforest that the government wants to open to foreign mining companies already suffers from illegal mining activity, Greenpeace said on Tuesday. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/CGTNOfficial/ Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
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Amazon deforestation  Stopping the illegal loggers   BBC News
 
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The issue of illegal logging and deforestation in the Amazon is still a huge concern in Brazil, despite progress on deforestation rates in the last decade. Agents from IBAMA, Brazil's environmental police, keep an eye on millions of square miles of rainforest - an almost impossible task with limited resources. With mounting evidence that the rate of deforestation in the Amazon is again on the rise, the BBC's Wyre Davies joined environmental police officers as they raided illegal logging camps in the jungle.
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A Toxic Legacy: Gold Mining in Peru
 
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Find more Earth Focus content at https://www.linktv.org/earthfocus Earth Focus profiles the new film Amazon Gold that depicts the apocalyptic destruction of the rainforest in pursuit of illegally mined gold and the health impacts of mercury pollution, a by-product of gold mining. Amazon Gold reaffirms the importance of the rainforest as a repository of biological diversity and the global implications of its destruction.
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Climate 101: Deforestation | National Geographic
 
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Forests cover about 30% of the planet, but deforestation is clearing these essential habitats on a massive scale. What is deforestation? Find out the causes, effects, and solutions to deforestation. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Climate 101: Deforestation | National Geographic https://youtu.be/Ic-J6hcSKa8 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Golden Amazon (full documentary)
 
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The woods are running along the Amazon due to illegal trafficking. This episode of the series examines the clandestine exploitation of certain resources of the Amazon. Along with the problems arising from the spoliation timber know fishing and illegal sale of Pirarucú, freshwater fish's largest planet, endangered today. Seems that conquering spirit is still alive and there are many who believe that the forest is a place to get rich. In this chapter we will visit famous as Serra Pelada gold deposits and discover the impact that caused this reef, and exhausted today, but whose mines killed hundreds of prospectors, gold prospectors.
Peru's dirty gold - TechKnow
 
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The Amazon rainforest is home to 10 percent of the world's known species, and its ancient trees remove millions of tons of carbondioxide per year from the atmosphere. Its pristine forests, however, are increasingly under threat. The soil underneath some of the rainforests is laced with gold, and each year, thousands of kilometres of the Amazon rainforest are devastated by illegal gold mining. In Peru, where the rainforest covers about 60 percent of the country, illegal mining operations threaten local communities and turn swathes of rainforest into barren waste sites. So what are the consequences of illegal mining for local communities and the ecosystem? What can be done to stop the destruction of the rainforest? And what happens to the dirty gold once it leaves Peru? - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 130751 Al Jazeera English
CNN Explains: Deforestation
 
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CNN Special Correspondent Philippe Cousteau explains why deforestation occurs and its negative effect on the environment.
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SavePeru.Org Environmental damage caused by illegal mining in Peru
 
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Forests destroyed by illegal mining in Peru in need of reforestation and environmental remediation. SavePeru.org
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🇧🇷Brazil's president-elect threatens Amazon rainforest | Al Jazeera English
 
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Next year's climate talks were due to take place in Brazil, but that has now been reversed by the President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who has also made no secret of his desire to open the Amazon to mining, farming and dam building. The world's biggest rainforest is already threatened after a year in which Brazil broke its own deforestation record. Latest satellite images show that in a 12-month period, almost 8,000 square kilometres of forest were cut. That amounts to five times the size of Mexico City. Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Para, Brazil. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 5725 Al Jazeera English
Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest
 
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Name: Sophie Dedini Student No: 18386387 Class: EDC171 Assessment 3 video
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how mining impacts deforestation
 
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I know what we need to do this is what we need to do desert is where we need to mine so that our forests can be fine we need to do the Triple R for example reusing jars recycling your metal caps you should be doing this instead of naps Here are some awesome facts that cant be sold thers a mine that yeilded 30k tons of gold did you know that mangenese is used to de color glass so that the glass ain't the color of green grass gold' copper the first metals discovered by man petrolium is used to make many items discluding dams this is all 4 2day ladies and guys I garanteea you that jake has no lies
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Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest
 
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Researchers keep tabs on deforestation in the Amazon by satellite imagery, but to know the reality of what's causing it, you have to be on the ground. Watch this video of researchers Robert Walker's and Eugenio Arima's recent Amazon adventure. For more about this work, visit "Journey to the Center of the Amazon" at http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=119428&org=NSF
Brazil opens up vast stretch of Amazon rain forest to mining
 
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Visit http://archive.nextanimationstudio.com or contact [email protected] to license this or any News Direct video For story suggestions please contact [email protected] RESTRICTIONS: NONE The Brazilian government has opened up a vast part of an Amazonian national reserve to mining. President Michel Timer removed the protective status of the National Reserve of Copper and Associates (RENCA), which straddles the Brazilian states of Amapa and Para, CNBC reported. The area covers 46,000 sq kms (17,800 sq miles) and is believed to be rich in gold, copper, iron and other minerals. Brazil has opened up 30 percent of the reserve, and said that mining would only be permitted in areas with no conservation controls or indigenous lands. The government plans to open up 10 percent of all protected rainforest areas to mining in an attempt to encourage growth, CNN reported. A report published last week by the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) stated that mining in the area would cause "demographic explosion, deforestation, the destruction of water resources, the loss of biodiversity and the creation of land conflict," according to CNN. The Rainforest Foundation estimates approximately 1 acre is destroyed every second in the Amazon, and an estimated 20 percent of the rainforest has been destroyed over the past four decades. RUNDOWN SHOWS: 1. The area of the reserve now open for mining 2. The area contains gold, copper and iron 3. 30 percent of the reserve will be open for mining 4. One acre a second is destroyed every second in the Amazon VOICEOVER (in English): "Brazil has removed the protective status of the National Reserve of Copper and Associates, which straddles two northern Brazilian states." "The area is 46,000 sq kms large and is believed to be rich in gold, copper, iron and other minerals." "The government opened up 30 percent of the reserve, and said that mining would only be permitted in areas with no conservation controls or indigenous lands." "According to estimates, approximately 1 acre is destroyed every second in the Amazon, and around 20 percent of the rainforest has been destroyed over the past 40 years." SOURCES: CNBC, BBC, CNN https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/24/brazil-opens-amazon-reserve-to-mining.html http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41033228 http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/24/investing/amazon-brazil-mining/index.html *** For story suggestions please contact [email protected] For technical and editorial support, please contact: Asia: +61 2 93 73 1841 Europe: +44 20 7542 7599 Americas and Latam: +1 800 738 8377 ----------------------------------------­­---------------------------------------­-­---------------- Next Animation Studio’s News Direct service provides daily, high-quality, informative 3D news animations that fill in for missing footage and help viewers understand breaking news stories or in-depth features on science, technology, and health. Sign up for a free trial of News Direct's news animations at http://newsdirect.nextanimationstudio.com/trial/ To subscribe to News Direct or for more info, please visit: http://newsdirect.nextanimationstudio.com
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'It's all finished' - Tribal chief on deforestation of the Amazon rainforest
 
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Subscribe to ITN News: http://bit.ly/1bmWO8h Amazon tribal chiefs Raoni Metuktire and Megaron Txucarramae highlight environmental situation in Brazilian rainforest. Two weeks ago, with World Cup 2014 preparations in full swing, protesters from the Kayapo people of the Amazon joined other indigenous people in a clash with the Brazilian riot police. Two of them walked into the Channel 4 News studio to speak about why they're on the streets. Report by Claire Mewes. Like us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1aENuyJ Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1fta2Qp Add us on Google+: http://bit.ly/17z0Dpd More stories from ITN: World Cup: Will the Amazon weather affect English game? http://bit.ly/1hNQMDm Wow! First Vine video from space shows sunset on ISS: http://bit.ly/1hE0eZu CCTV captures man hitting roof in out-of-control lift: http://bit.ly/1kgzE3x Elephants get int the WOrld Cup spirit with kick-about: http://bit.ly/1pviSmw Daredevils plunge into Cliff Diving World Series: http://bit.ly/1qfEbbu Scary! Human remains found in crocodile: http://bit.ly/1oBX1u7 Robots take over... phone store in Japan: http://bit.ly/1hDRC5x D-Day invasion: Spies, secrecy and codewords: http://bit.ly/1nVkatE WATCH: Red Arrows incredible D-Day display: http://bit.ly/1xh4z9L Wedding party falls into lake when dock collapses: http://bit.ly/1nRHUio Three police officers killed in Canada shooting: http://bit.ly/SbaIDJ Hero! Man saves woman from oncoming train: http://bit.ly/SwwySC Tiananmen Square massacre remembered 25 years on: http://bit.ly/1iSXWAH Wow! Solar powered plane makes its first flight: http://bit.ly/1oSuwtT Assad supporters cast presedential vote with blood: http://bit.ly/1pQEVnc Gigantic fireball erruption off the sun captured by NASA: http://bit.ly/U6EwTU Volcanic erruption: Indonesia's Mount Sangiang blows: http://bit.ly/1hPMXbe Giant six kilogram tumour removed from man's face: http://bit.ly/1pLh606 See 2013's Most Watched Videos: http://bit.ly/1cKAmGl See our Biggest Videos of All Time: http://bit.ly/18ZACCf
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Shocking images of environmental devastation in the Peruvian rainforest
 
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Güido Lombardi, a Peruvian journalist, tells in his news radio program at RPP Noticias the impressions that he got after overflying the affected areas by the illegal mining in Madre de Dios, in the Peruvian rainforest. These images where captured by the Carnegie Airborne Observatory.
Deforestation - Understanding the Causes, Problems and Conservation Techniques
 
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This session focus on the burgeoning problem of deforestation, despite being a direct session the main focus is to direct students to formulate good writing styles in questions based on deforestation. Dr. Manishika Jain explains the causes of deforestation, problems associated to deforestation, statistics of deforestation and finally the conservation techniques. IAS Mains Geography optional postal course visit - http://www.examrace.com/IAS/IAS-FlexiPrep-Program/Postal-Courses/Examrace-IAS-Geography-Series.htm For Maps and locations books click here - http://www.examrace.com/IAS/IAS-FlexiPrep-Program/Postal-Courses/Examrace-IAS-Geography-Maps-Series.htm CBSE NET Geography optional postal course visit - http://www.examrace.com/CBSE-UGC-NET/CBSE-UGC-NET-FlexiPrep-Program/Postal-Courses/Examrace-CBSE-UGC-NET-Geography-Series.htm Lectures organised in topics and subtopics: https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/IAS/Mains/Optional/Geography/ Deforestation @1:10 Why Forest are Cleared? @1:20 Deforestation Statistics @3:05 Causes of Deforestation @5:15 Urban Area @6:53 Industrial Area @6:59 Fire in Forest @7:13 Direct Causes @7:35 Indirect Causes @8:32 Problems of Deforestation @9:40 Deforestation Prevent Fast Growing Trees @11:37 Planting Tree @12:19 Chipko Andolan @13:17 Pollution Control @13:59 Forest Conservation @14:10 #Pastures #Overgrazing #Cultivation #Lumbering #Ranching #Fire #Industrial #Agriculture #Statistics #Deforestation #Manishika #Examrace
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Destruction of the Rainforest
 
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Destruction of the Amazon Rainforest 1990 https://youtu.be/4ZLmqF9xk98 Cattle Ranching in Amazon HD https://youtu.be/cFp2G9ho48E ©All Rights Reserved
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Environmental consequences of mining concessions in Peru
 
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Peru is the region's country with more environmental problems after the mining concessions granted by neoliberal governments to multinational companies. Pollution and indiscriminate use of resources during the past 20 years are now the main challenge facing by the administration of President Ollanta Humala. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net
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700 - Gold mining in Peruvian Amazon
 
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Introduction to problem context and getting data.
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Signal hard numbers: Turkey, Amazon rainforest, Russia
 
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Every week GZero Media's Signal newsletter highlights hard numbers defining our world. Some of today's key figures include thousands of people moving away from Turkey, illegal mining in the Amazon rainforest and how people view Russia's global role. CBSN contributor and Signal newsletter writer Alex Kliment takes us through these numbers.
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Peru's environment minister talks about causes of deforestation
 
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Decades of illegal gold mining have transformed large expanses of virgin Peruvian rainforest into pocked, denuded, mercury-poisoned wastelands. Excavations to separate gold flecks from tons of earth have left holes big enough to swallow half a dozen buses. The ruined lands scar the southeastern region of Madre de Dios, a mecca of biodiversity whose natural marvels lure eco-tourists and where several tribes live in voluntary isolation. Most of the destruction has been done by invaders from outside the region, though thousands of them have left in recent months as the government has cracked down on illegal mining, dynamiting mining machinery, dismantling brothels and cutting off gasoline supplies. Illegal mining is the No. 2 cause of deforestation in Peru, after clear-cutting for agriculture, Environmental Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal said on the eve of the December 1-12 UN climate conference that his nation is hosting. "It is terrible for the nearly irremediable wounds it causes to the forest," he said. Peru is more than 60 percent rainforest and only Brazil has a larger share of the Amazon jungle, whose preservation is vital to mitigating global damage from climate change. Deforestation and land conversion account for about 40 percent of Peru's greenhouse gas emissions. The country has vowed to halt deforestation by 2021, and Norway in September pledged 300 (m) million US dollars toward that goal. Yet Peru's stewardship of its rainforest has been questioned by environmentalists, and deforestation appears to be on the rise. Peru lost an average of 770 square miles (1,995 square kilometres) of forest annually over the past two years, up from 490 square miles (1,270 square kilometres) a year during the previous decade, according to a preliminary study by the University of Maryland. As part of the agreement with Norway on halting deforestation, Peru said it would grant native communities ownership of a total of 19,300 square miles (5 (m) million hectares). Environmentalists say evidence shows that native communities are less likely to damage or destroy the areas in which they live, making them better stewards of the world's forests than governments or private interests. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0dbedf075e47ef60ad02bd8d5715ba99 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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The Destruction of the Future
 
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A reconstruction of a persuasive essay on the environmental problems within the Amazon Rainforest and the action to fight against deforestation. If you want to make a difference visit www.cuipo.org/cooperf and if you want to learn more visit www.cuipo.org
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Mining, the Amazon and sustainable development | PDAC | Canada | Panzine16 | PanTV
 
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Delegates, investors and mining companies attended the PDAC convention (Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada) and discussed new projects, investments and new technologies. The annual convention happens in Toronto and its recognized as the world's most important. Brazil was represented by politics, major mining companies, and many geologists, which are responsible for the most jobs done on land. One of the most interesting points on daily newspapers, mining on Amazon land, leaves a question up in the air: how to explore the Amazon land using sustainable development? First aired on March 10 2010
Views: 213 PanTV Canada
Amazonian Deforestation
 
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Final Culminating Task CGW4U - Jan. 18/2011 By: Camilla Morais For: Ms. Tiberio
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In Peru, Gold Rush Leads to Mercury Contamination Concerns
 
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In remote regions of the Peruvian Amazon, extensive gold-mining operations have stirred major environmental concerns over mercury contamination in fish, fish-eating wildlife and humans. In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports.
Views: 10633 PBS NewsHour
Environmental issues in Brazil
 
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Video Software we use: https://amzn.to/2KpdCQF Ad-free videos. You can support us by purchasing something through our Amazon-Url, thanks :) Environmental issues in Brazil include deforestation in the Amazon basin, illegal wildlife trade, illegal poaching, air and water pollution, land degradation and water pollution caused by mining activities, wetland degradation and severe oil spills, among others.As the home to approximately 13% of all known species, Brazil has one of the most diverse collections of flora and fauna on the planet.Impacts from agriculture and industrialization in the country threaten this biodiversity.As a developing or newly industrialized nation, Brazil is notable for taking a lead in environmentally friendly initiatives. ---Image-Copyright-and-Permission--- About the author(s): NASA License: Public domain ---Image-Copyright-and-Permission--- This channel is dedicated to make Wikipedia, one of the biggest knowledge databases in the world available to people with limited vision. Article available under a Creative Commons license Image source in video
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Sustainable Settlers in the Amazon
 
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The farmer Paulo Evaristo belongs to one of hundreds of families in the state of Pará in the Amazon who are trained in the use of better techniques and methods to farm. It has changed the lives of Paulo and his family. The support has come from the Amazon Fund through the organization Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM).
Views: 1718 Norad
Environmental police take on illegal loggers
 
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(27 Nov 2009) SHOTLIST Amazon rainforest, Para state 1. Aerial of rainforest burning 2. Aerial of tree on fire, zoom out to wide of clearing Novo Progresso, Para state 3. Wide of cleared rainforest area 4. Medium of cattle in cleared area 5. Close up of cattle in cleared are 6. Wide of city of Novo Progresso main access road with skyline 7. Mid of Novo Progresso skyline 8. Wide of IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources) headquarters for Novo Progresso 9. Medium of security personnel guarding entrance 10. Medium of Gustavo Podesta, Regional Ibama Chief of Operations 11. SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Gustavo Podesta, Regional Ibama Chief of Operations: "It is not necessary to continue with this deforestation in order to double our agricultural and cattle production. It is not necessary to knock down the forest. We could extract all of the necessary resources that we need while the forest is still standing. We could manage the rainforest in a sustainable way." 12. Mid of Podesta writing a local cattle rancher a fine 13. Close of rancher 14. Wide of cattle on ranch 15. Close of cow 16. Medium of cows in pen 17. Medium of rancher Waldiron Henrique Lopes riding horse among cattle 18. SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Waldiron Henrique Lopes, local cattle rancher: "We do not have any weapons. We have no means to buy these weapons and we have no intentions of buying them. We have no money and we have nothing to buy. We will do whatever we can with the force of our bodies in order to protect our cattle. They will not take my cattle away while I am still alive." Amazon rainforest, Para state 19. Aerial of destroyed rainforest Novo Progresso, Para state 20. Mid of farmer Ataulfo Moraes Pinto walking along his property 21. SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Ataulfo Moraes Pinto, local cattle rancher: "We want to respect our constitution. However, we also have a right to be respected. We are not bandits, we have not illegal landowners." 22. Mid of IBAMA soldiers patrolling cleared area 23. Close of soldier holding a gun 24. SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Gustavo Podesta, Regional Ibama Chief of Operations: "I believe that the goal of all of us at Ibama who are participating in these operations is for the region to find a way of developing in a sustainable way. We obviously want the residents of this area to have jobs and income, but we would also like them to use these natural resources in a sustainable way without completely destroying the forest. I believe that this dream could come true in the not-so-distant future." Amazon rainforest, Para state 25. Aerial of rainforest 26. Aerial of cattle in cleared area, zoom out to wide of cleared forest STORYLINE World leaders set to gather in Copenhagen next month to draft a new accord on fighting climate change already admit the much-anticipated summit will not produce a global treaty. There are too many disagreements among countries on how to reduce heat-trapping carbon emissions that are warming the planet. The Brazilian Amazon is arguably the world's biggest natural defence against global warming, acting as a "sink," or absorber, of carbon dioxide. But it is also a great contributor to the warming. About 75 percent of Brazil's emissions come from rainforest clearing, as vegetation burns and felled trees rot. Advocates have long pressed to protect the world's rain forests, to save animal and plant species, safeguard watersheds and protect indigenous people's homelands. For Brazil, water vapour from the forest is also vital to its rainy climate. But the government now has another reason to protect the Amazon: A new global climate agreement is expected to reward countries for "avoided deforestation," with cash or credits tradable on the global carbon market. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/63b3ce9d446d8be8f264f36a720692a7 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Peru: Mercury Contamination Caused by Gold Rush
 
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Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/peru-gold-mining-deforestation-environment-health-risks-poverty In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Stephen Sapienza reports in Peru on the mercury contamination resulting from the gold rush and the rise of small-scale gold mines in the Peruvian Amazon. Rising global demand for gold has fueled a demand for mercury: the toxic metal is used by millions of small-scale gold miners to collect gold in the Peruvian Amazon. Mercury from the small-scale gold mines travels widely, moving up the food-chain and causing mercury contamination across the region. Small-scale gold miners mix the soil with mercury, creating a gold amalgam, which is then heated in gold shops, a process that releases toxic vapors into the air. As a result, merchants and family members in the communities where the gold and mercury are sold experience intoxication in the form of mercury contamination. There are mining alternatives, however, that can be used to avoid mercury contamination. These mining alternatives advance the use of "green gold" (gold that adheres to all quality standards) by small-scale gold miners in Peru. Perhaps gold consumers can help solve the mercury contamination problems by demanding fair mine practices, specifically to curb the toxic effects of the imposing gold rush in the Peruvian Amazon. This report is part of the Pulitzer Center sponsored project "Peru's Gold Rush: Wealth and Woes" (http://bit.ly/yaU3Xb).
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Deforestation Drops in Brazil's Amazon
 
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The Brazilian government said Oct. 17 that deforestation in the country's Amazon has fallen for the first time in three years.
Environmental Impacts of Deforestation in the Congo
 
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Colombia’s Integrated Strategy to Control Deforestation and Manage Forests
 
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Colombia’s Integrated Strategy to Control Deforestation and Manage Forests: Achievements and challenges in a post-conflict context This event showcases the early implementation efforts of the strategy in terms of REDD+ Results Based Payment mechanisms, law enforcement, and zero deforestation productive chains. The event took place at Oslo Tropical Forest Forum june 2018. Speakers Yaneth patricia Alegría Copete, Vice Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia General César Augusto Parra León, 6th Army Division commander, Colombia Mariana Rojas, Climate Change Director, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia José Yunis, Amazon Vision Program Coordinator Moderator: Camilo Ortega P., Coordinator for the Joint Declaration of Intent Background Colombia is home to some of the most biodiverse forests in the world, forests that now are under tremendous pressure in the new post-conflict context. The Peace Agreement with the former FARC guerilla is under implementation and criminal groups are moving into territories where the guerilla used to have territorial control and where they for different reasons had enforced strict limits on logging by civilians. Taking advantage of the power vacuum left behind, these new actors are promoting land grabbing, coca cultivation crops, mining and logging and cattle ranching. In the Colombian Amazon, the area of deforestation doubled in 2017 compared to the year before, according to official figures released this month – and most of the destruction was in remote rainforest areas once controlled by the guerilla. Colombia has recently developed an Integrated Strategy to Control Deforestation and Manage Forest which gathers diverse stakeholders ranging from the armed forces, the chief prosecutor’s office, environmental and agricultural authorities, private sector & civil society. This complex multidisciplinary and –actor approach aims to reduce deforestation and to provide incentives for sustainable use of the forest ecosystems of Colombia.
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