Tag Archives: Amazon

Spotted in the Amazon rainforest near Puyo, Ecuador by wildlife photographer David Weiller, an 8cm long Spiny Devil Katydid (Panacanthus cuspidatus) stares down the lens with its red eyeballs, poised to strike. Weiller adds:

 The Spiny Devil Katydid has powerful black-tipped mandibles and it can use its spiny limbs as a ‘casting net’ to capture other katydids, moths, caterpillars, snails and even small frogs.


Yesterday afternoon

Last night.

The Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (above) calls out French President Emmanuel Macron (top) for using a stock picture of a rainforest fire taken before 2003. Mr Bolsonora has accused environmental groups of setting the fires in the Amazon.

Amazon fires turn political as Brazil’s president calls out France’s Macron (Fox)

The Amazon in Brazil is on fire – how bad is it? (BBC)


This lunchtime.

A protest over the fires is taking place at the embassy of Brazil at the Harcourt Centre on Charlotte Way, Dublin 2.

Pics: Cllr Darragh Butler and Martin J Gilbert

This just in.

Via Yahoo News:

Amazon.com Inc plans to build a network of over 3,000 satellites through a new initiative “Project Kuiper”, an attempt by the e-commerce giant to provide internet access, according to multiple filings made with the International Telecommunication Union last month.

The long-term project will cater to people globally who lack basic access to broadband internet, Amazon said in a statement on Thursday.

At least they’re not involved with the intelligence agencies.


Amazon plans to launch satellites to offer broadband internet (Yahoo)

Pic: Amazon


From a project entitled ‘The Blood Forest’ by French photographer Philippe Echaroux: images of the Brazilian Suruí tribe projected onto the trees of the Amazonian rainforest – an area the Brazilian government has given them responsibility for replanting. Sez Echaroux, are:

…victims of massive deforestation and gold washers who did not hesitate to violate the Surui’s territory to seize deposits of precious stones, the Surui people want to raise awareness of this horrible and greedy slaughter that endangers a territory and its people.

‘The Blood Forest’ will exhibit at Galerie Taglialatella in Paris until mid December.