Ecuadorean tribe will 'die fighting' to defend rainforest

Ecuadorean tribe will In what looks set to be one of the most one-sided struggles in the history of Amazon forest conservation, an indigenous community of about 400 villagers is preparing to resist the Ecuadorean army and one of the biggest oil companies in South America.

Moscow Times: Magic Energy at the Centre of Asia

Moscow Times: Magic Energy at the Centre of Asiats not surprising that a town located at the exact geographic center of Asia has special psychic energies. Kyzyl, the capital of the Tuva republic, is 3,700 kilometers to the east of Moscow. But as far as its style of business is concerned, it might as well be on another planet.

Green movement is here to help, not hinder, Aborigines

Green movement is here to help, not hinder, AboriginesA CONSISTENT theme running through Professor Marcia Langton's recent Boyer Lectures is the idea that the environment movement is standing in the way of indigenous empowerment and that conservationists are ''new colonisers under a green flag''. The accusation is way off the mark.

Did mega-drought destroy Aboriginal culture?

Did mega-drought destroy Aboriginal culture?THE INTERVAL BETWEEN TWO styles of rock art in the Kimberley could be explained by a 1500-year-long mega-drought, new research suggests.
The remote Kimberley region of northwest Australia is home to one of the world’s largest collections of rock art. The paintings are characterised by two distinct forms: the Gwion Gwion, or Bradshaw, figures, which date from 17,000 to about 5000 years ago, and the Wandjina figures, which emerged approximately 4000 years ago and continue today.

Davidic-era temple unearthed in dig near Jerusalem

Davidic-era temple unearthed in dig near JerusalemA 2,750-year-old temple and a cache of sacred vessels from biblical times were discovered in an archaeological excavation near Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday.