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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following some progressive leaders like the state of California (U.S.) and the entire country of Chile, the state of Rio de Janeiro will ban bags made with petroleum-based plastics...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A recent state government project, named ‘Olho no Verde’ (Eye on Green) has been using technology, including satellite imaging and now drones, in its fight against environmental damage. The program...
By Melissa Van Brunnersum, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In April, Rio's Secretariat of Education and the energy giant Shell launched the educational project, NXplorers, which aims to develop sustainable solutions to water, energy, and food usage, as...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On March 3rd the Secretary of the Environment and Conservation for the city of Rio de Janeiro (Seconserma) announced that they were to resume a river protection program under the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 8th World Water Forum got underway on Monday with President Temer and eleven other heads of state gathering in Brazil’s capital Brasilia to discuss the sustainable use of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After almost a week of denials by both Hydro Alunorte and Para state officials, experts from Brazil’s Health Ministry confirmed that basins carrying residue deposits from a Norwegian mining operation...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon region declined by sixteen percent between August 2016 and July 2017, according to the National Institute of Space Research (INPE), a Brazilian government agency. Nonetheless,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian federal judge has temporarily suspended criminal charges against twenty-two people accused of homicide related to the 2015 Mariana Dam burst, including executives from Samarco, Vale and BHP Billinton....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Minister of Environment in Brazil, José Sarney Filho, said over the weekend that data on the Amazon region should register a decrease of deforestation in the coming months. The...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Residents of Rio de Janeiro can present sustainable solutions for the preservation of Ilha Grande Bay, located off the coast of Angra dos Reis, through the 'Desafio BIG' (BIG Challenge)...
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