Why are Ecuadorian oil firms talking about building a road into Yasuni-ITT?

From: The Guardian by David Hill on June 12, 2014 Original story link: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/jun/12/ecuadorian-oil-firms-talking-building-roads-yasuni-itt Plans to carve a road through one of the most biodiverse places on earth could have devastating Continue Reading →

Ecuador Breaks Its Amazon Deal

From: The New York Times by Kevin M. Koenig on June 11, 2014 Original story link: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/12/opinion/ecuador-breaks-its-amazon-deal.html?_r=0 QUITO, Ecuador — In 2007, Ecuador pledged to refrain from oil drilling in the Amazon’s Yasuni National Park in exchange Continue Reading →

Ecuador: oil company has built ‘secret’ road deep into Yasuni National Park

From: Ecologist by David Hill on June 6, 2014 Original story here: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2426486/ecuador_oil_company_has_built_secret_road_deep_into_yasuni_national_park.html Ecuador’s state oil company PetroAmazonas has, in secret, built a road deep into the heart of the world-famous Yasuni Continue Reading →

Yasuni, block 31: ecological trail or oil road? Technical report

From: GEOYASUNI.ORG on June 3, 2014 Original story here: http://www.geoyasuni.org/?p=1694 High Resolution Satellite Imagery Reveals Petroamazonas Violated Environmental Impact Study  by Building Road into Yasuní National Park Matt Finer (a), Salvatore Eugenio Pappalardo (b), Francesco Continue Reading →

Oil company breaks agreement, builds big roads in Yasuni rainforest

Oil company breaks agreement, builds big roads in Yasuni rainforest From  mongabay.com by Jeremy Hance on June 05, 2014 Original story link: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0605-hance-petroamazonas-block31.html When the Ecuadorian government approved permits for an oil company to drill Continue Reading →

After throwing out referendum, Ecuador approves oil drilling in Yasuni’s embattled heart

After throwing out referendum, Ecuador approves oil drilling in Yasuni’s embattled heart From  mongabay.com by Jeremy Hance on  June 02, 2014 Original story link: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0602-hance-yasuni-oil-permits.html By 2016, oil drilling will begin in what scientists believe Continue Reading →

Ecuador signs permits for oil drilling in Amazon’s Yasuni national park

Ecuador signs permits for oil drilling in Amazon’s Yasuni national park Companies could start extracting oil underneath key biodiversity reserve on Earth by 2016 Published in The Guardian by Adam Vaughan on Continue Reading →