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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, will participate this Thursday in the climate change summit convened by his US counterpart, Joe Biden, an appointment where he will try to get rid of the image...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Global commodities trader Bunge bought soybeans from farms responsible for deforesting an area twice as large as Manhattan in Brazil’s Cerrado savanna in 2020, the most among the world’s major trading firms, a report...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is about to launch the first Earth observation satellite entirely designed, integrated, tested and operated by the country. The Amazonia-1 will be launched at 1:54 AM (Brasília time) on February 28th on the PSLV-C51...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Vice-President Hamilton Mourão said on Wednesday, February 10th, that 70% of environmental crimes in the Amazon region occur in 11 municipalities, located in four states, and that these will be the government's priority areas...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The European Union has cautioned that agricultural expansion is the greatest threat to forests and made it clear that it will insist on a commitment to prevent commodity production and supply chains from promoting environmental...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Deforestation in the Amazon destroyed an area bigger than Spain from 2000 to 2018, wiping out eight percent of the world's biggest rainforest, according to a study released Tuesday, December 7th. The Amazon plays...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Leaders of some of Brazil’s largest companies as well as multinationals with offices in the country, have delivered a ‘manifesto’ to Vice-President Hamilton Mourão, stating their concern about the lack of swift action on the...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Deforestation and burning in the Amazon region are linked to mafia-like groups that pay for armed militia against those who try to report crimes, says a report by non-governmental organization Humans Rights Watch (HRW). “Illegal deforestation...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Environment Minister, Ricardo Salles, was booed on Wednesday (August 21st) at the opening of the third day of the Latin American and Caribbean Climate Change Week (LACCW), being held in Salvador, Bahia. Over the...

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