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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, August 27th in Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas in Brazil, Rock in Rio officially launched its new environmental project, Amazônia Live. According to organizers,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With leaders from around the world gather in Paris for the United Nation’s Climate Conference, COP 21, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff put forth the country’s ambitious goals to alleviate climate...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – During an official visit to Brazil to discuss preparations for the United Nation’s Climate Conference (COP 21) to be held next week in Paris, French Foreign Affairs Minister, Laurent Fabius...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, announced plans to reduce by up to 43 percent gases which cause the greenhouse effect (GHG) and reduce to zero illegal deforestation of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, September 27th, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will announce the country’s Objectives of Sustainable Development Report during the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal Summit, in New York. The report will...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Sustainability is not top-of-mind when one thinks of São Paulo, Latin America’s largest city and one of the world’s most populous metropolis. This weekend a group will try to make...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After the first edition in Rio de Janeiro in 2007, the Live Earth concert event is scheduled to return to the city for a second round, this year on...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday the United Nations hosted in New York what is being called one of the largest summits on climate change, with leaders from around the world expected to agree...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has increased 28 percent according to new reports released last week. Satellite data gathered and studied by several organizations showed that 5,850 km square...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – International human rights NGO Amnesty International has helped curate a selection of twenty-five human rights documentaries that will be shown from September 17th until October 10th as part of the...
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