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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 – Minutes after Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, finished his speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, thousands of people took to comment on the thirty-minute speech. While many of the comments congratulated Bolsonaro, 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...
BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Noting that the Amazon forest is known for being the "lungs" of the world, Brazilian Economy Minister, Paulo Guedes, believes that Brazil should "charge" other countries for the oxygen they use. Guedes, while visiting Manaus on...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After suggesting that the latest deforestation data from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) was false, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro now wants the agency to "coordinate" reports of unfavorable data with government officials before...
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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – During Environment Week, experts discuss deforestation, pollution, and waste residues. In São Paulo, South America’s largest city, discussions around what to do with the thousands of tons of waste produced...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Seven days after announcing that it was canceling its participation, Brazil’s Ministry of Environment backed down and announced on Sunday that it would send representatives to the Latin American and...

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