Watch as Isolated Amazon Tribe Makes Contact With the Outside World for the First Time

August 4, 2014 by  
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In a rare event that few people have ever witnessed, a previously isolated tribe encountered the outside world for the first time – and the surprising moment was all caught on video. Several indigenous people emerged from deep inside the Amazon seeking help after their village suffered a deadly attack by probable drug traffickers. The armed tribesmen asked for weapons and allies, saying that their village had been massacred by non-indigenous people. The video encounter shows people offering the tribesmen food and attempting to communicate using enthusiastic gestures as two separate worlds collide. Read the rest of Watch as Isolated Amazon Tribe Makes Contact With the Outside World for the First Time Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amazon drug trade , Amazon gas exploration , Amazon indigenous people , Amazon indigenous tribes , Amazon logging , Amazon oil exploration , Amazon tribes , Amazon uncontacted tribes , drug trafficking , Indian tribes , indigenous people , isolated Amazon tribes , Peru drug trade , protecting indigenous people , protecting indigenous tribes , South American drug trade , South American Indian tribes , uncontacted people

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New Wave of Amazon Dam Building to “Force Industrialization of the Jungle”

May 9, 2014 by  
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Ecosystem collapse and social unrest could be in the Amazon’s future if plans for 412 hydroelectric dams move forward. According to a new report, a wave of dam building threatens the Amazon river and five of the six main head rivers in the Andes drainage area, which could permanently destroy the open flow of rivers for countries that use the water. The report details the ways in which constructing dams primarily benefits corporations and governments at the expense of the people living in the Amazon and provides an eye-opening look into the catastrophic impact of development in the region. Read the rest of New Wave of Amazon Dam Building to “Force Industrialization of the Jungle” Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amazon ecology , Amazon ecosystem , Amazon indigenous people , Amazon people , Amazon tribes , damming the Amazon , dams in Brazil , dams in South America , dams in the Amazon , dams on the Amazon river , destroying the Amazon , Mega-Development Projects in Amazonia , Mega-Development Projects in Amazonia A geopolitical and socioenvironmental primer , Paul Little , protecting the Amazon

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IRIS: Kinematic Sea Pods Generate Energy in the Shadow of Beirut’s High-rises

May 9, 2014 by  
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Uncontacted Amazon Tribes Get Internet Connection

March 1, 2010 by  
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Photo via SIPAM For the first time, indigenous Amazonian tribesmen , long isolated by their location deep within the rainforest , will have access to the internet and telephone. The system, which includes a VSAT satellite dish , was installed by the

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