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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the apparent success of last week’s auction, organized by Brazil’s National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP), of the concession of 36 blocks for petroleum and gas exploration along the Brazilian coastline,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A scuffle between Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies and Senate may benefit the country’s environment norms. The bill, which would authorize the deforestation of over five million hectares of forest and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The United Nations Environment along with its partner, Global Witness, launched on Monday the UN Environmental Rights Initiative at Rio de Janeiro’s Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After receiving heavy criticism from both Brazilian society and the international community, Brazil’s government announced on Monday it was repealing a decree which would have allowed for the exploration of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian judge ordered the suspension of any actions which would allow for the mining and exploration of a reserve located in the Amazon rainforest yesterday (Wednesday, August 30th). The judge's...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dorothy Stang, the 73-year-old American killed in the Amazon Basin in 2005, is remembered by a famous picture where she wore a shirt saying "the death of the forest is the...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The bicycle is the most efficient form of locomotion ever invented. Biking itself signifies a strong statement of solidarity for those wanting to reduce and eliminate our dependence on hydrocarbons derived...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vetoed part of the controversial Código Florestral (Forestry Code) legislation which regulates the amount of land farmers in Brazil’s Amazon region must maintain as...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Federal Senate’s Environmental Commission concluded voting on the new Brazilian Forestry Code last Friday. The overall outline of the text was approved on Wednesday, and the...

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