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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 Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design), a non-profit organization known for global cross-disciplinary talks and the slogan "Ideas Worth Spreading," announced its plans to hold the ...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian export targets for 2012 are set to be missed for the first time since they were first introduced in 2003 due to a crash in the global price...
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 – The UN’s Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development reaches its most important stage today, Wednesday, as the three-day High-Level Summit gets underway. Following months of preparatory meetings and negotiations,...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The UN’s milestone Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development has been keen to invite a broad range of interests to shape the outcome of the summit. This philosophy of inclusion has been...
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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