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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A bill passed by the Pará State Legislative Assembly is being criticized by environmental NGOs, which call on Pará’s governor, Helder Barbalho, to veto the measure which would allegedly benefit...
By Contributing Reporter RIO 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 Reporter RIO 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 Reporter RIO 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 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...

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