Water Pollution and Water Shortages: In this video, made by The Nature Conservancy, it talks about the water shortages and limited access to clean water in Latin America. It tells you of future impacts of not protecting the waters of Latin America. This video has representatives from the Water Fund for Life and Sustainability organization, and they talk about the need for participants in funding the watersheds. The representatives talk about their plans of preservation and how the Latin American communities have been helped by the involvement of the watersheds. So, this video is a campaign for protecting the watersheds in Latin America because they are losing them and being polluted.
A real time map that tells you the quality of air in a specific country
The index of the air quality in a specific country
This website is a free tool to see up to date air quality index (AQI) reports across the globe. The social enterprise project started this website in 2007. They provide AQI reports for 70 countries in 600 cities. The headquarters are in Beijing, China and they have many contributors from the environmental science community.
Deforestation: Greenpeace.org posted this video on an article they released. The article stated that cattle ranching is the number one cause of deforestation in Brazil, specifically in the Amazon. It was stated that," cattle ranching is [the] biggest cause of deforestation in the Amazon, and [80%] of [the] deforested areas in Brazil are now used for pasture. "
Stated by npr.org deforestation " [has] happened a lot like the land rush in the American [West]. Over the past few decades, the poor and dispossessed of other Brazilian states have been encouraged to move in [to areas within the Amazon]." The trees were cut down to provide space for "farms and cattle ranches." It was also stated that "in the 1960s, the Brazilian government started investing in roads and infrastructure." The lumber Brazil has to offer also increases the amount of deforestation. (npr.org) The interests of the Brazilian government, economy and its citizens are the main reason why the rain forests of the Amazon are facing deforestation.