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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)...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Telhado Orgânico Medicinal (Organic Medicinal Roof) and Galeria Viva (Living Gallery), two local projects in the Vidigal favela community, have been declared spaces of intangible cultural heritage for the City...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As Brazil’s President Michel Temer reaches the six-month mark as head of South America’s largest country, over the weekend, the Temer administration released a video account of the president’s accomplishments...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last week in Copenhagen, Denmark, the international jury of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) awarded six of Brazil’s beaches and three of its marinas the coveted Blue Flag award...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The open ceremony for the Olympics was beautifully choreographed: athletes placing tree seeds for their respective countries in black receptacles that eventually transformed themselves into various halos of palm plastic tree...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – According to a report released on Monday by non-governmental organization Global Witness, Brazil ranks as the most dangerous country in the world for environmental and land activists. The NGO states...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A federal judge in Brazil has ordered the freeze on the assets of Anglo-American mining company, BHP Billiton, and Brazil’s mining giant, Vale, to guarantee that the damage, estimated at...
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