Territorialization in a closing commodity frontier: the Yasun í rainforests of West Amazonia - Gilbert DE.
In Ecuador's Yasun í rainforests and the lived history of the Waorani that live there, the commodification of first rubber and then oil shaped territorialization into particularly violent form. The formative role of rubber production in the 19th century in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

‘A different dimension of loss’: inside the great insect die-off
Scientists have identified 2 million species of living things. No one knows how many more are out there, and tens of thousands may be vanishing before we have even had a chance to encounter them. By Jacob MikanowskiThe Earth is ridiculously, burstingly full of life. Four billion years after the appearance of the first microbes, 400m years after the emergence of the first life on land, 200,000 years after humans arrived on this planet, 5,000 years (give or take) after God bid Noah to gather to himself two of every creeping thing, and 200 years after we started to systematically categorise all the wo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jacob Mikanowski Tags: Invertebrates Taxonomy Insects Animals Wildlife Environment Extinct wildlife Science Biology Source Type: news

New forms of orchids identified and described by Lobachevsky University scientists
(Lobachevsky University) At the 22nd World Orchid Conference held in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Lobachevsky University was represented by Director of the Botanical Garden Alexander Shirokov and head of the laboratory at the UNN Institute of Biology and Biomedicine Lavr Kryukov who shared the results of their studies of the polymorphism of Cypripedium guttatum flowers in Russia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ecuador's sharks face threats from within
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Source: ScienceNOW - November 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hearn, A. R., Bucaram, S. J. Tags: letters Source Type: news

Argentine Judge Refuses To Recognize Ecuadorian Award In Lago Agrio Case
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A judge in Argentina on Oct. 31 rejected and refused to recognize a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for remediation damages, which was handed down in an Ecuadorian court in a case brought by an attorney representing a group of residents who contend that the company injured them while conducting oil operations in the Lago Agrio region of Ecuador (Aguinda Salazar Maria, et al. v. Chevron Corporation, No. 97260/2012, Nat. Civ. Ct. No. 61, Buenos Aires, Argentina). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news