Tag: deforestation

By Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It is no secret that Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is one of the most exploited natural environments on the planet.Over 760,000 km2 (around nineteen percent) of its total area has already been lost...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since arriving in 1980 with an Honors Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas, American ecologist Douglas Trent has been fascinated by Brazil, the most bio-diverse nation on...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Deforestation in the Amazon increased by 13.7 percent between August 2017 and July of 2018, the highest increase in deforestation in nine years, according to the Ministry of Environment...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A recent state government project, named ‘Olho no Verde’ (Eye on Green) has been using technology, including satellite imaging and now drones, in its fight against environmental damage.The program...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The budget for Brazil’s National Space Research Institute (INPE) has decreased by almost seventy percent in the last seven years, threatening the satellite program which monitors the deforestation of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO 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,...
Opinion, by Alfonso StefaniniRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Banana Republics are back on the rise and I'm not talking about women and men apparels or Chiquita Banana, but rather a territory sixteen times that of Central America, the Federal...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO 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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On the eve of completing its five-year anniversary, Brazil’s Forest Code has barely advanced, say environmental entities. According to them deforestation increased by sixty percent between 2013 and 2016, the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A significant increase was registered in Brazil of the number of fires in its territory during 2015, with the greatest increase registered in the Amazon region, according to Brazil’s Instituto...
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