Caldas, Marcellus, Gabriel Granco, Christopher Bishop, Jude Kastens, and J. Christopher Brown. “Effects of Sugarcane Ethanol Expansion in the Brazilian Cerrado: Land Uses Response in the New Frontier.” Book Chapter.
Jonathan Watts in Rio, The Guardian, Aug. 14, 2014
More than 20 members of an isolated Amazonian tribe have made contact with the Brazilian authorities amid growing fears that they are being driven from their forest home by drug smugglers or illegal loggers.
Footage released by Brazil's National Indian Foundation shows isolated indigenous people coming forward for outside assistance after fleeing attacks in Peru. The people, whose language is recognised as part of the Pano linguistic group, reportedly crossed the border after coming under pressure from illegal logging and drug trafficking at home
BBC News - 14 September 2014
Construction has begun on a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon basin to monitor climate change.
The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is expected to rise 325m from the ground.
Its instruments will gather data on greenhouse gases, aerosol particles and the weather in one of the largest continuous rain forests on the planet.