Posts Tagged ‘environment’

A global treasure lies at the mercy of the smallest, dullest, pettiest of men. SÃO PAULO, Brazil — When I first set foot in the Amazon rain forest, in the Anavilhanas Archipelago, northwest of the city of Manaus, I experienced something that can only be described as awe: an overwhelming sense of connection with the universe. […]

The New York Times Dec. 17, 2015 by Vanessa Barbara Contributing Op-Ed Writer SÃO PAULO, Brazil — JUST after 4 p.m. on Nov. 5, the principal’s husband ran into the school in the village of Bento Rodrigues, in southeastern Brazil, yelling that the nearby dam had burst and everybody needed to get out of the […]