January 17, 2012, 9am PST
Stunning archaeological discoveries made in Brazil in recent years have upended conventional wisdom about the forests of the western Amazon.
September 12, 2011, 2pm PDT
When governments use public money to woo national chains, economic growth and job creation aren't worth the cost, says Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Independent retailers also suffer.
February 5, 2010, 7am PST
The Brazilian government has approved a new hydroelectric dam in the Amazon. Many locals and environmentalists are fuming.
November 13, 2009, 10am PST
The greatest threat to Brazil's Amazon Rain Forest is not just farming or logging, but the road construction that makes both possible, writes Stephanie Brault.
Council on Hemispheric Affairs
June 28, 2009, 7am PDT
The Brazilian government has just approved a measure that would grants legal land rights to squatters in the Amazon.
May 8, 2009, 8am PDT
Controlling fire has never been a strong suit for humans. Now, as climate change sets in, the need for better fire management is becoming dire, according to researchers.
October 17, 2008, 5am PDT
As construction begins on two large dams in the Amazon, thousands of indigenous people grapple with the prospect of the coming flood and the loss of their land, while environmentalists continue to oppose the construction.
August 31, 2008, 1pm PDT
Anthropologists have discovered traces of highly organized and gridded cities in the Amazon rainforest dating back to the 1200s.
May 23, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>A group of Indians from the Amazon attacked a government engineer at a recent meeting where he was discussing a proposed hydroelectric dam on the Xingu River that could displace 15,000 indigenous people and destroy traditional fishing grounds.</p>
Associated Press via National Geographic