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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Expert report points out that satellite warnings of tree fellings increased 30% in 2020; however, IBAMA has inspected virtually none of them. IBAMA, the Brazilian environmental enforcement agency, has failed to attend to virtually all...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Wind energy has boosted the consumption of balsawood in Ecuador and fueled a black market that is endangering the timber industry, in addition to environmental and social impacts on coastal and Amazonian areas. Ecuadorian loggers...
RIO DE JANEIRO,  BRAZIL - Ricardo Salles has been fluctuating between ups and downs in the Jair Bolsonaro government. Pointed out by environmentalists as a representative of ruralists in the Ministry of Environment and viewed by some diplomats as an extremist,...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After suggesting that the latest deforestation data from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) was false, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro now wants the agency to "coordinate" reports of unfavorable data with government officials before...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Seven days after announcing that it was canceling its participation, Brazil’s Ministry of Environment backed down and announced on Sunday that it would send representatives to the Latin American and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Less than fifteen days after announcing that it wanted to host the United Nation’s 25th Climate Conference, to be held in 2019, Brazil’s Foreign Service Ministry (better known as...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Deforestation in the Amazon increased by 13.7 percent between August 2017 and July of 2018, the highest increase in deforestation in nine years, according to the Ministry of Environment...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon region increased by sixteen percent in the twelve months ending in July of 2015 in comparison to the previous twelve months, according to data from the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff sanctioned on Wednesday, May 20th, the new Biodiversity Law, which regulates access to the country’s genetic wealth. President Rousseff said the new law would allow Brazil...

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