An aerial view of a tributary of the Solimoes river

An aerial view of a tributary of the Solimoes river, one of the main tributaries of the Amazon, in the Mamiraua nature reserve where villagers fish for arapaima

An aerial view of a tributary of the Solimoes river, one of the main tributaries of the Amazon, in the Mamiraua nature reserve near Tefe, Brazil.

The People’s Climate March – Protests calling for curbs in greenhouse gas emissions

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People march down Sixth Avenue during the People’s Climate March ¬†in New York City.¬†Protests calling for curbs in greenhouse gas emissions were scheduled for today in 150 countries ahead a U.N. summit on climate change. The Amazon rainforest, mostly located in Brazil, produces about 20 percent of the earth’s oxygen but is threatened by deforestation.