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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon region increased by sixteen percent in the twelve months ending in July of 2015 in comparison to the previous twelve months, according to data from the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The mud mixed with contaminated water that spilled from the dams near Mariana, Minas Gerais on November 5th, has reached the Brazilian coastline, affecting the waters of Espirito Santo state....
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 Donitra Clemons, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A survey conducted by the Ministry of the Environment released this week showed that Brazilians are increasingly aware of the importance of preserving the environment. The issue of the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vetoed part of the controversial Código Florestral (Forestry Code) legislation which regulates the amount of land farmers in Brazil’s Amazon region must maintain as...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian branch of the U.S. oil company, Chevron, is working to plug an oil leak discovered in the Campos Basin 230 miles (370 km) from the...
By Mira Olson, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian Environmental Minister Izabella Teixeira announced on Monday, July 26th, that the National Contingency Plan (PNC) for open sea oil exploration and production will be in place by September. The...
By Jewellord T. Nem Singh, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April 20th, taking eleven lives, and continues to leaks 1,000 barrel per day. British Petroleum (BP), the main...
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