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 Preserving the Amazon Forest--Amazon Ecological Research Center (AERC), Amazonas State, Brazil
The Amazonas governor is quoted as saying that the volunteerism and support of local residents is crucial for preserving the environment and that it is important to be educated about environmental issues to learn how to protect the environment.
This report focused on environmental education, and the more than 11,000 students and local residents who have participated in a hands-on tour of the center and its various projects, such as the seed bank and agroforestry projects.
A saying among the indigenous people states, "Those who butcher the forest are destroying the 'house of life.'" It was to protect this "house of life" that in 1992 SGI-Brazil established the Amazon Ecological Research Center (AERC) in the middle reaches of the Amazon, on the outskirts of Manaus in Amazonas State.
www.sokagakkai.info /html3/viewpoint3/today3/amazon3.html   (1375 words)

 Henry Lamb -- World Socialists Call for World Government
Socialists want to consolidate the U.N. Environment Program, and all the existing environmental treaties, under the enforcement authority of a new World Environment Organization, the same function the Commission on Global Governance proposed for the outdated U.N. Trusteeship Council.
Henry Lamb is the founding Chairman of Sovereignty International (1996), and the founding ECO of the Environmental Conservation Organization (1988).
The President of Socialist International, Antonio Guterres, former Socialist Prime Minister of Portugal, said the "Bush administration was impeding efforts to establish a new world order," according to the Denver Post.
www.newswithviews.com /Lamb/henry8.htm   (1375 words)

 Preserving the Amazon Forest--Amazon Ecological Research Center (AERC), Amazonas State, Brazil
A saying among the indigenous people states, "Those who butcher the forest are destroying the 'house of life.'" It was to protect this "house of life" that in 1992 SGI-Brazil established the Amazon Ecological Research Center (AERC) in the middle reaches of the Amazon, on the outskirts of Manaus in Amazonas State.
The Amazonas governor is quoted as saying that the volunteerism and support of local residents is crucial for preserving the environment and that it is important to be educated about environmental issues to learn how to protect the environment.
Preserving the Amazon Forest--Amazon Ecological Research Center (AERC), Amazonas State, Brazil
sokagakkai.info /html1/viewpoint1/today1/amazon1.html   (1375 words)

 Public Citizen Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program - Social Water Forum - Sao Paolo, Brazil
People from different regions of the biggest Latin American country and elsewhere (Argentina, Bolivia, Canada) met in Cotia, a township in the west region of Sao Paulo in the southeast region of Brazil, for the first annual Social Water Forum.
While businessmen representing international corporations were in Kyoto, Japan for the World Water Forum trying to convince the world that they have the solutions for global water problems, Brazilian civil society held a meeting with a different approach.
The forum explored the management of water as a social resource, and sought solutions in offering accessibility, availability, and sustainability to the world's population.
www.citizen.org /cmep/Water/conferences/articles.cfm?ID=9284   (391 words)

 Geography & Environment: Brazil : Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World, Library of Congress)
Information on geography of Brazil, natural landscapes, animals in danger of extinction, geography relief, environment, hydrography, regional divisions, and urbanization.
Site includes a chronology of Brazilian cartography, glossaries, maps, atlases, and annotated bibliographies on such topics as: cartography and the environment, agriculture, cities, climatology, geography, geology, geomorphology, hydrology, planning, transports, population, and tourism.
The most important source for bibliography of books and articles concerning Brazil is the annual Handbook of Latin American Studies (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/hlas/) produced by over 160 contributing editors under the editorship of the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.
www.loc.gov /rr/international/hispanic/brazil/resources/brazil-geography.html   (668 words)

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lims.taratec.com /lims/lims.200003   (668 words)

This study proposes the first survey about Echinodermata species in Coastal Marine Environment on Praia da Costa beach (ES) Brazil, and its sazonal variation along one year of study.
Project: Occurrence, Abundance and annual variation of Echinodermata in Coastal Marine Environment on Praia da Costa beach, Vila Velha, ES – Brazil -
Abstract: Vila Velha city has many beaches often visited by tourists from every part of Brazil.
www.artificialreefs.org /ScientificReports/proj_werther.htm   (668 words)

Geographic conditions influence the economic and social development of a people by the abundance, paucity, or general character of the natural resources, by the local ease or difficulty of securing the necessaries of life, and by the possibility of industry and commerce afforded by the environment.
It was imperative, moreover, that any investigation of geographic environment for the English-speaking world should meet its public well supported both by facts and authorities, because that public had not previously known a Ritter or a Peschel.
Local geographic conditions within the Swiss territory fixed the national ideal as a league of "sovereign cantons," to use the term of their constitution, enjoying a maximum of individual rights and privileges, and tolerating a minimum of interference from the central authority.
www.ibiblio.org /pub/docs/books/gutenberg/1/5/2/9/15293/15293-8.txt   (668 words)

 Geography of Brazil - Geographic Regions, The Environment, Climate
In Brazil public policies regarding the environment are generally advanced, although their implementation and the enforcement of environmental laws have been far from ideal.
The Global Environment Facility (GEF), created in 1990, set aside US$30 million for Brazil, part of which is managed by a national fund called Funbio.
Although 90 percent of the country is within the tropical zone, the climate of Brazil varies considerably from the mostly tropical North (the equator traverses the mouth of the Amazon) to temperate zones below the Tropic of Capricorn (23°27' S latitude), which crosses the country at the latitude of the city of São Paulo.
worldfacts.us /Brazil-geography.htm   (668 words)

 Max-Planck-Institute for Limnology - Publications in 1999
(2001): “Millipedes of a forest at São José Farm, Rio Claro to Araras, São Paulo State, Brazil.” HOLOS Environment 1 (1): 83-84.
Zerm, M. and J. Adis (2001): “Spatio-temporal distribution of larval and adult tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) from open areas in Central Amazonian floodplains (Brazil).” Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 36 (3): 185-198.
(2001): “Comparative study of the litterfall in a primary and secondary terra firme forest in the vicinity of Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil.” Amazoniana 16 (3/4): 441-462.
www.mpil-ploen.mpg.de /mp_pub01.htm   (668 words)

 List of national parks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
National Parks Denmark Pilot Phase (Danish Ministry of the Environment)
National Parks Administration of the Secretariat for Natural Resources and Human Environment (Spanish only)
A list of national parks in Nepal (unofficial)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_national_parks   (223 words)

Goiás is a testament to the occupation and colonization of the lands of central Brazil in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Diamantina, a colonial village set like a jewel in a necklace of inhospitable rocky mountains, recalls the exploits of diamond prospectors in the 18th century and testifies to the triumph of human cultural and artistic endeavour over the environment.
From mountains covered by dense forests, down to wetlands, coastal islands with isolated mountains and dunes, the area comprises a rich natural environment of great scenic beauty.
www.twobeds.com /nasa/herrminator/html/Brazil.html   (1777 words)

 Books on rainforests, forest birds, and bird conseravtion
GBP19.99 1993 #29623L hardback Insight Guides The Brazilian Rainforest Politics, Finance, Mining and the Environment This report considers whether Brazil's huge foreign debt could be exploited for environmental protection, as, for example, through debt-for-nature swaps.
Presents the findings of the Royal Geographical Society's Maraca Rainforest project, one of the largest research efforts ever mounted in Amazonia, involving scientists from Brazil and from Britain.
GBP31 1987 #05896L paperback PUDOC, Netherlands Sooretama: The Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil Por,(FD). /hpg/envis/doc97html/biodforestbooks.html   (1777 words)

 Brazil (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brazil has become so hopelessly overcomplicated that entropy has taken over and the world appears to be on the perpetual verge of complete mechanical failure from all fronts.
A notable feature of the film's environment is the ducts (pipes).
The film was originally called Brazil because the bug that leads to the typo (central to the plot) was originally seen in Brazil in an opening sequence that was later cut.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brazil_(movie)   (2467 words)

 Portugal's discovery - The Amazonas Indians Brazil
Therefore, we can say that the environment and its various ecosystems should be recognized as a factor in the process of generating indigenous cultures to the extent that the Indians and their social organizations had to develop strategies for adapting to each of the ecosystems in order to obtain the necessary means for survival.
To say how many Indians lived in Brazil at the time of its discovery is practically impossible, since Brazilian territory was being conquered little by little and its current configuration is of the end of the past century.
Today, the number of indigenous societies recognized in existence in Brazil is 215, with a total population of 325,652 people (statistics dated from mid-1997).
www.en.original-people.eu.org /indians-brazil.shtml   (1202 words)

 Newsroom - Amazon Watch
Brazil is faced with the dilemma of accepting some damage to the environment in the name of development and progress.
ALTAMIRA, Brazil - Nearly 2,000 miles to the south, in the huge cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, electricity is being rationed and blackouts are a greater threat.
Brazil's federal energy company Petrobras has begun its public campaign to defend the construction of pipelines in the Amazon, according to local newspapers.
www.amazonwatch.org /newsroom/index.php?type=news&country=BR   (1202 words)

 Life in the Amazon Greenpeace International
Known as "grilagem" in Brazil, the falsification of land titles is the most frequently used method employed by loggers, cattle ranchers and land speculators to illegally occupy and exploit public land.
Between 1985 and 2001 nearly forty percent of the 1,237 rural workers killed in Brazil were killed in Pará, according to the Pastoral Land Commission, a Catholic organisation campaigning for landless people and the poor.
The communities of Porto de Moz are asking for you to actively support their struggle in defense of the communities of Porto de Moz and Prainha, for peace in the forest, for social justice, and in defense of their environmental heritage, "for us, the local communities who are the best guardians of this environment.
www.greenpeace.org /international_en/features/details?item_id=340860   (1202 words)

 Environment News Service ENS Latest Environmental Information Education Current Issues RSS
In the other hand, in some parts of Brazil which are subject to a desertification process, the use of the underground water may be authorized for the irrigation of crops.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, May 29, 2003 (ENS) - The Mercosul countries - Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay - launched this week in Montevideo a project for the preservation of the Guarani Aquifer, one of the largest underground water reserves in the world.
The annual recovery of the Guarani Aquifer by the infiltration of rain water is some 160 billion liters, and the amount that can be consumed is about 40 billion liters.
www.ens-newswire.com /ens/may2003/2003-05-29-03.asp   (1202 words)

 Indians fight for the land invaded by Aracruz Celulose
Given these facts, the Tupinikim and Guarani Indians are launching an international campaign asking for the support of ngos, indigenous defense groups, personalities and authorities to put pressure on Aracruz Celulose, and over the Brazilian Government to redefine the boundaries of the lands.
After establishing a strong network to obtain support for their claim, in the 30th of November of 1993, the Indians succeed to be heard by the Federal deputy Chamber's Commission on Environment and Minorities.
Efforts in Brazil so that pressure will be put on the Company and the Brazilian Government to decide in favor of the indians.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/41/029.html   (1202 words)

 Curitiba Brazil - Map and City Guide
When a city accepts as a mandate its quality of life; when it respects the people who live in it; when it respects the environment; when it prepares for future generations, the people share the responsibility for that mandate, and this shared cause is the only way to achieve that collective dream.
In 1971 he was appointed mayor by the then military government of Brazil.Given Brazil's economic situation, Lerner had to think small, cheap and participatory - which was how he was thinking anyway.
Another Lerner innovation was to organise the street vendors into a mobile, open-air fair that circulates through the city's neighbourhoods.Concentric circles of local bus lines connect to five lines that radiate from the centre of the city in a spider web pattern.
www.curitiba-parana.com /curitiba-brazil.htm   (1202 words)

 AquaNews - The Vancouver Aquarium's Aquatic Environmental News Network
Flores refers to the Environmental Protection Area of Anhatomirim (EPAA), a federally protected area at the study site in Baía Norte that he and his colleagues helped to create in 1992.
They are considered abundant in South America, but face a number of environmental challenges ranging from habitat loss to pollution to fish stock depletion.
Reference: "Home ranges and movement patters of the marine tucuxi dolphin, Sotalia fluviatilis, in Baía Norte, southern Brazil." Paulo A.C. Flores and Mariel Bazzolo.
www.vanaqua.org /aquanew/fullnews.php?id=1730   (1202 words)

Terry Gilliam's 1985 black comedy Brazil is set at "8:49 p.m., somewhere in the 20th century." Brazil is full of the trappings of a culture that never exactly existed but is still familiar, a ravaged, blackened environment, packed with clunky typewriter/computer consoles, strange cars, and the neon-lit streets of a futuristic film noir.
The plot of Brazil is driven by a series of accounting errors that are initiated when the Ministry of Information arrests and tortures the wrong man. The arrest scene is a terrifying exhibition of police state tactics: several black-garbed troopers simultaneously burst through the walls and doors of the Buttle’s apartment.
In another amazing parallel, the interior spaces of the rooms in Brazil are overrun with ugly meandering heating ducts.
www.oilempire.us /brazil.html   (7962 words)

 Solutions from the cities: Transported to the future
Public administrators must preserve the environment while meeting the demands of an urban centre and planning the sustainable development of a city.
Curitiba took a pioneering step to improve air quality even further by becoming the first city in Brazil to use less polluting fuels.
At City Hall, we work to enable the inhabitants of Curitiba to participate in all decision-making processes
www.ourplanet.com /imgversn/121/tanig.html   (7962 words)

The democratic opening in Brazil facilitated the political organization of the country's tiny and isolated indigenous population, letting loose nonindigenous social forces-left-leaning political parties, human rights organizations, and environmental groups-that would be able to support the Indian rights agenda and provide a forum, the Constitutional Assembly, for a national dialogue on Indian rights.
Brazil is the most populous and ethnically diverse country in South America, with a total population of 140 million, of which about half are considered to be of African descent, and about 0.2 percent Indian.
As in Brazil, "the process of constitutional reform opened a space into which issues about ethnicity and nationality could be thrust." (Note 70) President Virgilio Barcos Vargas (1986-1990) pursued a policy of decentralizing and de-concentrating political power in Colombia, building on the plans of his predecessor Belisario Betancur (1982-1986).
www.ndu.edu /inss/McNair/mcnair53/m53c2.html   (7962 words)

 Hotel Salvador Bahia Brazil: Pousada Redfish; Lovely!
Hotel Redfish is a family run hotel/pousada located in the Centro Histórico of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, in Santo Antônio, a short stroll from the famous area of Pelourinho.
This hotel/pousada aims to provide comfortable and aesthetically pleasing accommodation and a friendly and helpful environment right in the centre of Salvadors historic neighbourhoods.
It is owned and run by an English artist and his Bahian wife, in the style of a comfortable guesthouse with very spacious rooms, some with huge terraces, and probably the nicest bathrooms in Bahia.
www.hotelredfish.com   (273 words)

 Construction of a compact linear Test Rig for defect Characterization using magnetic flux Leakage technique and Finite Element models
A compact linear test rig was designed and built to study the dynamics of in-line inspection techniques and defect characterization within a controlled laboratory environment.
Quadra 7, Cidade Universitária, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 21949-900, Brazil
www.ndt.net /article/wcndt00/papers/idn269/idn269.htm   (273 words)

 26/11/2003 -- BRAZIL: Bandit loggers bribed into action
The protest and threats were aimed not only against Greenpeace, which has been exposing illegal logging in the region, but against the Brazilian Environmental agency's attempt to enforce the laws of Brazil as well.
"If this lawlessness is not brought under control, and if the Porto de Moz and Prainha Reserves are not immediately created by Brazil's Federal Government, the illegal logging industry will destroy the remaining forest of the region.
This will leave the 15,000 people of the local communities with no hope of preserving the environment that they depend upon for their very survival", added Adario.
www.forests.org /articles/reader.asp?linkid=27321   (273 words)

 Panorama Software: Extending the Reach of Business Intelligence
Those improvements are a direct result of our improved reporting and analysis - we can identify sales and buying issues quickly and easily and act immediately.
In order to provide better analysis for its suppliers, Supersol identified the need for a new and secure BI system in a B2B environment.
Jelly Belly deploys a business intelligence solution using a data warehouse by NetWoven with Panorama and Microsoft Software.
www.panorama.com /customers/cust_success.html   (273 words)

 New Brazilian Factory To Showcase Design for the Environment : John Deere
(March 11, 2005) – From groundbreaking to operation, John Deere's new tractor factory in Montenegro, Brazil, will be as green as the background of the country's flag.
In this artist's rendering of an aerial view of the new Montenegro factory, the dark green area around the building indicates the extensive amount of reforested trees.
The 61,000-square meter (658,190-square foot) factory and surrounding site are being planned with careful respect for the environment.
www.deere.com /en_US/compinfo/envtsafety/inthenews/montenegro.html   (273 words)

 Amazon Alliance - Amazon Update February 1999
In Rondonia, Brazil, the government has been unable to keep up surveillance of the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau indigenous area leading to the stealing of mahogany from the area in November or December of last year.
On February 3rd 18 Kayapo leaders, the Ministers of the Environment and Justice, and the presidents of FUNAI (the government indigenous institution) and IBAMA (the government environmental institution) signed an historic agreement meant to put an end to illegal mahogany logging in the Kayapo area in the state of Para.
Also in Brazil, Sulivan Silvestre, the president of the Indigenous Protection Agency (FUNAI) was killed in a plane crash on February 1.
www.amazonalliance.org /update/1999/upd_feb99_en.htm   (273 words)

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