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Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest surges through September

11 Oct 2019

BRASILIA Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon jumped for the fifth straight month in September compared with last year, with destruction up 93% in the first nine months of the year, according to preliminary government data published on Friday.

Brazil says oil on its beaches 'likely from Venezuela'

10 Oct 2019

BRASILIA Thick crude oil that has been mysteriously washing up on beaches in Brazil is "very likely from Venezuela," Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles said on Wednesday, citing a report by state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA.

Rains, military response help curb fires in Brazil's Amazon in September

04 Oct 2019

BRASILIA The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has receded, falling 36% in September from August to well below a 20-year historic average for the month, amid improved weather conditions and containment efforts by the country's military.

Bolsonaro-backed highway targets heart of Brazil's Amazon

02 Oct 2019

REALIDADE, Brazil Deforestation in Brazil is the story of highways. | Video

Brazil Senate approves pension reform in first-round vote

02 Oct 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's Senate approved the main text of a pension reform bill in a first-round vote on Tuesday, clearing another key hurdle for the government's bid to narrow its massive budget gap.

Inspired by Greta Thunberg, worldwide protest demands climate action

21 Sep 2019

Millions of young people flooded the streets of cities around the world on Friday to demand political leaders take urgent steps to stop climate change, uniting in a worldwide protest inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. | Video

Brazilian climate strikers take aim at Bolsonaro for Amazon fires

21 Sep 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Thousands of Brazilians demanded action on climate change on Friday, taking aim in nationwide protests at President Jair Bolsonaro who they say is allowing fires to destroy the Amazon rainforest, worsening the environmental crisis.

Vale misled public on dangerous dams, prompting Brazil probe - source

18 Sep 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Faced with public outrage after its second mining dam collapse in four years killed at least 240 people in Brazil, Vale SA misrepresented what it had done to shut down its riskiest dams, a review of the company's statements shows.

FOCUS-Vale misled public on dangerous dams, prompting Brazil probe -source

17 Sep 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, Sept 17 Faced with public outrage after its second mining dam collapse in four years killed at least 240 people in Brazil, Vale SA misrepresented what it had done to shut down its riskiest dams, a review of the company's statements shows.

FOCUS-Vale misled public on dangerous dams, prompting Brazil probe -source

17 Sep 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, Sept 17 Faced with public outrage after its second mining dam collapse in four years killed at least 240 people in Brazil, Vale SA misrepresented what it had done to shut down its riskiest dams, a review of the company's statements shows.

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