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30 06 2020 | 09:01

Either we change or we die': the radical farming project in the Amazon

A growing movement for sustainable agriculture in Brazil has taken on new urgency with the coronavirus pandemic. The cumaru trees could have been planted elsewhere in this Amazon reserve, where they…

29 06 2020 | 07:07

Funds With $3.7 Trillion Warn Brazil of Investor Backlash.

Institutional investors managing about $3.7 trillion in assets want Brazil to abandon a proposal they say will add to deforestation and violate the rights of indigenous groups in the Amazon.

15 05 2020 | 07:08

Forests Are Vanishing More Slowly, But Not Slowly Enough.

A United Nations report says Africa and South America lost the most trees in the past decade, but the data don’t show the whole picture. The world’s total forest area is decreasing more slowly than…

15 05 2020 | 06:44

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Increases for 13th Consecutive Month.

Despite the global economic slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon appears to be continuing largely unabated with forest clearing over the past 12 months…

17 04 2020 | 10:50

Brazil Bolsonaro Hits the Streets to Defy COVID-19 Guidelines.

Bolsonaro’s popularity has fallen during the coronavirus crisis, with a growing number of Brazilians angered by his stance toward a disease he calls a “little cold. Brazilian President Jair…

01 04 2020 | 09:53

Brazil scales back environmental enforcement amid coronavirus outbreak.

Experts fear efforts to protect field agents from virus could lead to surge in deforestation. Brazil will reduce efforts to fight environmental crimes during the coronavirus outbreak, despite…

12 03 2020 | 08:10

Lessons from Brazil and India as South Africa gets set to resume renewables auctions.

Auctions have proved extremely successful for driving down the cost of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) tariffs in both Brazil and India in recent years and are, thus, set to remain the main…

16 12 2019 | 11:24

COP25: Longest climate talks end with compromise deal.

The longest United Nations climate talks on record have finally ended in Madrid with a compromise deal. Exhausted delegates reached agreement on the key question of increasing the global response to…

20 11 2019 | 05:05

Amazon deforestation 'at highest level in a decade'.

Almost 10,000 sq kms lost in year to August, according to Brazilian government data. Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon has hit the highest annual level in a decade, according to new government…

05 09 2019 | 07:42

IMO 2020 Starting to Drive Up Bulk Shipping Costs.

The cost of shipping commodities by sea surged to the highest in almost nine years as vessel owners start taking carriers off hire to prepare them for sweeping new fuel rules. The Baltic Dry Index,…

02 09 2019 | 11:04

U-turn: Bolsonaro open to foreign aid to fight Amazon fires.

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is willing to accept foreign aid for fighting fires devastating the Amazon rainforest, but only if the country controls the funds, his spokesman said Tuesday (27…

28 08 2019 | 14:30

'Save Amazon, burn Bolsonaro': Angry protest in India over Brazil forest fires.

Protesters in India's eastern Kolkata city have staged a demonstration outside the city's Brazilian consulate against President Jair Bolsonaro, demanding protection for the Amazon rainforest. Dozens…

28 08 2019 | 08:25

Amazon fires: Angola and DR Congo 'have more blazes'.

The severity of fires in the Amazon has prompted a global outcry. But, amid the protest, some are questioning how this compares with the rest of the world, with surprising results. The issue has got…

28 08 2019 | 08:20

G7's $29 million Amazon firefighting fund slammed as 'shameful'.

Social media has exploded after French President Emmanuel Macron announced the G7 will commit $29 million to help fight fires in the Amazon and protect the vast rainforest. The G7 has pledged to…

09 08 2019 | 07:52

From Environmental Leader to ‘Worst Company in the World’.

For years, the American agricultural giant Cargill has been on relatively good terms with environmental advocates, praised for agreeing to a landmark moratorium on buying soybeans grown on deforested…

05 08 2019 | 06:19

Under Brazil’s Far-Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall.

BRASÍLIA — The destruction of the Amazon rain forest in Brazil has increased rapidly since the nation’s new far-right president took over and his government scaled back efforts to fight illegal…

30 07 2019 | 17:49

BP says biofuel to add to rather than replace gasoline in Brazil.

LONDON (Reuters) - BP (BP.L) does not expect supply from additional biofuel capacity in Brazil - where it is combining its unit with U.S. grain trader Bunge’s (BG.N) - to replace diesel and gasoline…

28 06 2019 | 08:32

Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week Set to Boost Climate Ambition.

UN Climate Change News, 24 June 2019— Amidst growing calls for stronger and faster climate action, the upcoming Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2019 (LACCW) is set to boost the region’s…

12 06 2019 | 14:23

A bitter taste.

  Europe’s chocolate habit is driving the world’s fastest rising deforestation rates. We need new EU laws to stop this, writes Julia Christian. Using satellite imagery and remote sensing algorithms…

28 05 2019 | 12:44

Amazon deforestation up 20% in past year, environmental watchdog says

Analysts blame uncontrolled logging and land invasion as Brazilian president questions climate change