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Tag: Forest Code

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 SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On the eve of completing its five-year anniversary, Brazil’s Forest Code has barely advanced, say environmental entities. According to them deforestation increased by sixty percent between 2013 and 2016, the...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has increased 28 percent according to new reports released last week. Satellite data gathered and studied by several organizations showed that 5,850 km square...
By Lucy Jordan, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The joint committee formed to examine the provisional measure to the Forest Code approved the main text by the group’s rapporteur, Senator Luiz Henrique da Silveira (PMDB-SC) on Thursday, according to a...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "Veto the Forest Code, Dilma!" This is what you hear on the streets from the Cariocas who want Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to veto the present Código Florestal (Forest Code)...

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