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Brazil's indigenous people swear to fight for Amazon 'to last drop of blood'

5:11pm BST

CANUTAMA, Brazil Members of Brazil's Mura indigenous tribe painted their bodies with orange-red paint and took up long bows and clubs as they headed into the jungle this week, prepared for battle. Their enemy? The deforestation and destruction of their home, the Amazon rainforest. | Video

The sky never goes dark while the Amazon burns

1:00pm BST

HUMAITA, Brazil There are no lights in sight but the night sky glows a dusky yellow, for the Amazon is burning. | Video

Brazil regulator pushes back deadline to close dangerous tailings dams

13 Aug 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's mining regulator on Monday extended the deadlines by up to four years for the closing of many dangerous mine tailings dams like the one that collapsed in January at a Vale SA facility, killing more than 240 people.

Brazil deforestation climbs 67% through July as government attacks data

06 Aug 2019

BRASILIA Deforestation in Brazil's rainforest has jumped around 67% in the first seven months of the year, according to preliminary data from Brazil's space research agency, which the government has attacked as misleading and harmful to the national interest.

Brazil deforestation climbs 67% through July as gov't attacks data

05 Aug 2019

BRASILIA, Aug 5 Deforestation in Brazil's rainforest has jumped around 67% in the first seven months of the year, according to preliminary data from Brazil's space research agency, which the government has attacked as misleading and harmful to the national interest.

Brazil space research chief to leave job after Bolsonaro deforestation spat

02 Aug 2019

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO The head of Brazil's space research agency INPE, Ricardo Galvao, is set to leave his job following a public dispute with President Jair Bolsonaro over deforestation statistics, a spokesperson for the science ministry said on Friday.

Brazil to extend probe into Vale dam disaster into early 2020: official

20 Jul 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's mining secretary said on Friday he expects the sector's main regulator to extend its investigation until January 2020 into the causes of the Vale SA mining dam collapse that killed at least 240 people.

Brazil to extend probe into Vale dam disaster into early 2020 -official

20 Jul 2019

BRASILIA, July 19 Brazil's mining secretary said on Friday he expects the sector's main regulator to extend its investigation until January 2020 into the causes of the Vale SA mining dam collapse that killed at least 240 people.

Brazil deforestation soars in July, threatening EU trade deal

18 Jul 2019

BRASILIA, July 18 Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest accelerated in the first half of July, outstripping the full month last year and raising red flags for a regional trade deal with the European Union.

Canada's Belo Sun touts procedural win but Brazil gold mine still on hold

12 Jul 2019

SAO PAULO/Brasilia Belo Sun Mining Corp said on Friday it had won a legal victory in its push to mine the country's largest undeveloped gold deposit in the Amazon rainforest, which has drawn criticism from environmentalists and indigenous advocates.

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