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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  

20 05 2019 | 12:36

Three weeks to go until Brazil WindPower 2019!

Brazil Windpower is the biggest global initiative in the sector dedicated to business development and wind power generation projects in Brazil and Latin America. BWP 2019 is the ideal opportunity for…

10 04 2019 | 14:50

Bolsonaro says Brazil owes world nothing on environment.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Saturday said his country "does not owe the world anything" when it comes to the environment. The far right leader, who is critical of the Paris climate change…

15 12 2018 | 14:13

Amazon rainforest deforestation 'worst in 10 years', says Brazil

Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has hit its highest rate in a decade, according to official data. About 7,900 sq km (3,050 sq miles) of the world's largest rainforest was destroyed…