For those who, like me, have birded in Ecuador, the following is a Smithsonian article about a new oil spill in the Coca River.  The Coca feeds into the Napo River and thence to the Amazon.
 
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/06/a-ruptured-pipe-spilled-oil-upstream-of-the-amazon-river/?utm_source=smithsoniantopic&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20130609-Weekender
 
Ida Domazlicky
Cape Girardeau County


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