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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 – 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 Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Clean and Cool, a week-long business mission featuring representatives of the UK’s most promising and environmentally aware companies, brought British and Brazilian business interests into line in Rio and...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Twenty years after the inaugural 1992 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – the Earth Summit – was held in Rio, the city will once again play...
By Ananda Alves, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Mamirauá, which is an indigenous word for “baby manatee”, is a 1,124,000 hectare Sustainable Development Reserve, located in the Amazonas state, the largest reserve of its kind protecting flooded forest (“varzea”)...

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