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By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Legal Land Program headed by the Ministry of Agrarian Development (MDA) has allocated 3.28 million acres of federal land in Acre, Amazonas, Pará and Rondônia for land reform and...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter AMAZONAS, BRAZIL – The massive Amazon basin sits across eight countries in South America, and almost two-thirds of it lies in Brazil. In total it covers over seven million sq kms of land, an...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Norway is to give Brazil’s Amazon Fund US$180 million in recognition of its success in bringing deforestation to record-low levels for the third consecutive year, according to Norway’s Environment Minister. The...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The UN's Rio+20 Earth Summit has ended with broad agreements and a general “renewing of commitment” to sustainable development, greener economies and the eradication of poverty, after delegates from nearly 200...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, enters the final 24 hours of its three-day High-Level Summit the world eagerly awaits news of the agreements reached or torn...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has used her speech at the opening ceremony of the Rio+20 Earth Summit - the UN Conference on Sustainable Development - to call on developed nations...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After the final stage of preliminary negotiations dubbed “Third Prep Com” over the UN’s Rio+20 Outcome Document ended, less than half of the proposed text had been agreed on....
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 Ben Tavener, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The amount of deforestation in the protected zones of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest increased by over 127 percent between 2000 and 2010, despite the creation of protected areas and the official...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two hundred families from the favela Morro do Borel in Tijuca are to leave their homes next month. Their houses, in case of heavy rains, are located in a...
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