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Tag: Carlos Minc

By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Japanese company Modec, which provides services to the oil industry, was fined R$16.6 million last week for an oil spill in Ilha Grande Bay along the southern coast of...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday, Rio’s environment secretary, Carlos Minc, announced that Chevron would be required under state law to undertake an audit to verify the company’s capacity to respond to...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - DROP # 1. The first drop in the ocean was an underwater oil leak, in the Frade Field near a well being drilled by Chevron about 100 miles offshore. The leak...
By Felicity Clarke, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Close to 1,500 people including State Representative and ex-Minister of the Environment Carlos Minc, took to Ipanema's beachfront last Saturday for the Marcha da Maconha (Marijuana March) calling for the...
By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The government has announced plans to legislate against the growing of sugarcane for ethanol production in certain environmentally vulnerable areas across the country. The proposed bill, which will probably not land in...

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