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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 – While ‘winter’ in Rio can see locals throwing on boots and overcoats as soon as temperatures dip below twenty degrees, for the rest of us it can mean a welcome...
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,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Newly released data from NASA and the University of California are leading scientists to forecast that forests in the eastern portion of the Amazon region will face above-average risks for...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An unpublished study conducted has found that around eighty percent of Brazil’s coral reefs - which are found predominantly off the coastline of the country’s northeast region, stretching 2,000km...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The UN's Rio+20 Earth Summit has ended with broad agreements and a general “renewing of commitment” to sustainable development, greener economies and the eradication of poverty, after delegates from nearly 200...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, enters the final 24 hours of its three-day High-Level Summit the world eagerly awaits news of the agreements reached or torn...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has used her speech at the opening ceremony of the Rio+20 Earth Summit - the UN Conference on Sustainable Development - to call on developed nations...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After the final stage of preliminary negotiations dubbed “Third Prep Com” over the UN’s Rio+20 Outcome Document ended, less than half of the proposed text had been agreed on....

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