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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO 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 Reporter SÃO 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 Reporter SÃO 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 Stefanini RIO 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 Reporter SÃO 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 Reporter SÃO 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 Reporter SÃO 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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With leaders from around the world gather in Paris for the United Nation’s Climate Conference, COP 21, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff put forth the country’s ambitious goals to alleviate climate...
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 – Government investments to combat deforestation in the Amazon region steeply declined during the period between former President Luís Inácio Lula da Silva’s last term and President Dilma Rousseff’s first term...
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