Tag: Amazonia

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From August 2014 until January 2015 alerts regarding deforestation in Brazil’s Amazônia region have grown by 90.5 percent in comparison to the same period in the years before. The affected...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The president of the national congress, Renan Calheiros, has finally announced that the Brazilian ‘rubber soldiers’, who procured much needed rubber for the Allies during World War Two, will be...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – In the last of the three profiles of the leading presidential candidates, The Rio Times looks into the life and achievements of world-renowned environmentalist Marina Silva of Partido Verde (P.V., Green...
By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - A series of dams designed to tap the vast hydro-electric potential of the Amazon region are just one facet of the largest ever concerted effort to transform the fortunes of this...
By Carlos Graffigna, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - As the starting date for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) drew closer, President Lula met with his advisers and three sources of Brazil's proposal, the Ministry of...



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