8,000 barrels of oil spill in the Peruvian Amazon

December 14, 2018 by  
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Approximately 8,000 barrels of crude oil have spilled into the Amazon, and the Peru State oil company Petroperu says its because local indigenous people severed the pipeline. According to a company statement , members of the Mayuriaga community in the Loreto region first damaged the pipeline and then interfered with the technicians trying to repair it. “The townspeople prevented us from securing the pipe to stop petroleum from spilling from the pipe,” said Beatriz Alva Hart, a Petroperu spokeswoman. The spill is one of the worst the region has seen in years, and it comes after the Mayuriaga community threatened to attack the pipeline in protest of recent district election results. Related: Crude oil spill off Newfoundland coast deemed impossible to clean up The pipeline transports the crude from the Peruvian Amazon oil fields to Petroperu’s refinery on the Pacific coast. And, during the past two years, local vandals have attacked it fifteen different times over issues that have nothing to do with the company. Data from OEFA, an environmental regulator, shows that the repeated attacks have caused over 20,000 barrels to spill from the critical pipeline , and over 5,000 barrels have sprung leaks thanks to corrosion or operative failures. The leader of Peru’s Wampis Nation — whose members make up the Mayuriaga community — has denied Petroperu’s accusations. Just days before the spill, the company received a handwritten letter from three individuals threatening to damage the Norperuano pipeline if the company didn’t declare recent election results invalid. They also claimed fraud and corruption in the local mayoral election. The letter’s authors identify as indigenous peoples of Morona, the district that contains the Wampis community of Mayuriaga, which sits about 500 yards from the spill site. Petroperu is not in charge of the local elections, but 20 of their employees were held hostage before the threatening letter arrived, a practice that the Mayuriaga community has been accused of in the past. Company officials have still not been able to assess the damage from the spill or do any cleanup work because the community will not allow them to enter the area safely. Via Reuters , Earther Image via Shutterstock

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Damage to Peruvian Amazon Caused by Illegal Goldmines Revealed for the First Time

October 29, 2013 by  
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Researchers led by the  Carnegie Institution for Science  are using airborne mapping and satellite equipment to show the true extent of the damage that illegal gold mining inflicts on the Peruvian rainforest. The total area affected by mining in the southeastern Madre de Dios region of Peru increased by 400% from 1999 to 2012, while the rate of forest loss has also tripled since the 2008 global economic crisis when the price of gold climbed to new highs. Working alongside  Peru’s environment ministry , the study revealed thousands of small, clandestine mines that went unmonitored until now. Read the rest of Damage to Peruvian Amazon Caused by Illegal Goldmines Revealed for the First Time Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D rainforest mapping , Carnegie Airborne Observatory , Carnegie Institution for Science , Carnegie Landsat Analysis System-lite , CLASlite , deforestation in PeruErnesto Raez Luna , Greg Asner , illegal gold mining in Peru , Peruvian environment ministry , rainforest devastation in Peru        

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615 Dead Dolphins Discovered on Peruvian Coast, Oil Exploration Thought to be Responsible

April 4, 2012 by  
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Researchers from ORCA Peru and BlueVoice .org have discovered 615 dead dolphins along a 135km stretch of the coast of Peru, according to a statement from BlueVoice. While the research, sanctioned by the Peruvian Ecological Police has not determined a definitive cause for the horrific “Unexplained Mortality Event”, Dr. Yaipen Llanos of Orca Peru fears that the fatalities may have been caused by sonic blasts used in oil exploration. Read the rest of 615 Dead Dolphins Discovered on Peruvian Coast, Oil Exploration Thought to be Responsible Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Blue Voice , dolphin death , Hardy Jones , Oil environment , oil exploration , oil industry , ORCA Peru , Peru Dolphins , Sonic Blasts , Unexplained mortality event , western gray whale , whale death , Yaipen Llanos

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Heller Manus & Hornblower Win Niagara Falls Landing Competition

April 4, 2012 by  
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Rising Gold Prices Mean Deforestation in Peruvian Amazon Up 600%

April 20, 2011 by  
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Mining for gold on Rio Madre de Dios, photo: ActiveSteve / Creative Commons . One side effect of gold prices continuing to rise (now at a new record of $1500/ounce): Deforestation in parts of the Peruvian Amazon have increased up to 600% since 2003.

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Reorienting the Economy is a Challenge That can be Overcome

April 20, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Pink Dispatcher / Creative Commons We need an economy for the twenty-first century, one that is in sync with the earth and its natural support systems, not one that is destroying them.

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U.S. Law on Illegal Timber and Paper Bares its Teeth

October 5, 2010 by  
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Enforcement of the amended Lacey Act has begun, both on and off the public radar.

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Freaky Nose Leech Named For Its Enormous Teeth

April 15, 2010 by  
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Photos via LiveScience Three years ago, after a young Peruvian girl bathed in a river, she began to experience an odd sensation in the her nose–like something was moving back there … And it turns out there was. After visiting with a local physician about the problem, researchers realized that the girl had inadvertently ‘discovered’ a rather nasty species of leech, previously unknown to biologists.

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Today on Planet 100: Solar-Powered Haiti (Video)

April 15, 2010 by  
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Peruvian Farmers Happy to Offset West’s Carbon

March 30, 2010 by  
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Photos via AFP Peruvian farmers are about to get a windfall–and it’s all thanks to the burgeoning carbon offsetting market . Recently, one particular section of Peru was selected to be the site of a massive r..

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