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19 11 2021 | 14:25

Brazil: Amazon sees worst deforestation levels in 15 years

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has hit its highest level in over 15 years, official data shows. A report by Brazil's space research agency (Inpe) found that deforestation increased by…

09 11 2021 | 13:17

Armed attack on Brazilian Amazon community while delegate at Cop26

Witnesses say tents in forest in disputed area of Pará state set alight and residents beaten A land defender from Pará, in the Brazilian Amazon, said armed men attacked a forest community she…

30 10 2021 | 09:44

China, India and Brazil must set out their plans to cut emissions

An insider says keeping temperatures within 1.5C above pre-industrial levels rests with big developing countries in G20

13 09 2021 | 14:27

More than 47,000 Brazilians hospitalised every year due to wildfire air pollution

As Amazon sees record levels of destruction, health impacts are being felt hardest among young children and old people. More than 47,000 people living in Brazil are hospitalised due to air pollution…

12 08 2021 | 08:54

Brazil rolls out $3.9 billion plan to support nation’s coal industry

Brazil is offering a lifeline to its coal industry even as the world’s scientists make it crystal clear that fossil fuel use must stop to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Brazil’s Mines…

17 07 2021 | 10:13

Amazon rainforest now emitting more CO2 than it absorbs.

Cutting emissions more urgent than ever, say scientists, with forest producing more than a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. The Amazon rainforest is now emitting more carbon dioxide than it…

13 07 2021 | 12:28

Solatio announces 810-megawatt solar complex in Brazil.

The Brazilian government officials and representatives from Spanish PV sector player Solatio Energia on Friday inaugurated a solar power complex that will add 810 MWp once fully up and running.…

23 04 2021 | 14:44

Brazilian miner acquires Mozambique coal mine as part of exit strategy.

Vale SA (NYSE : VALE) has inked a deal to acquire Mitsui & Co’s stake in the Moatize metallurgical and thermal coal mine and port project in Mozambique, as the Brazilian miner works to exit the…

01 03 2021 | 09:56

Former Mining Exec Details Suitcase Full of Cash He Used to Seal Deals.

A former Glencore director said he used to fly the world carrying a bag full of cash to secure deals for the commodity trader, evidence of the industry’s longstanding history of corruption, a problem…

10 01 2021 | 10:49

Amazon Rainforest Will Collapse by 2064, New Study Predicts.

The future of the world's largest rainforest looks bleak. A new report for Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development concluded that the Amazon rainforest will collapse and largely…

03 01 2021 | 08:29

'It's as if we've learned nothing': alarm over Amazon road project.

Memories of Brazil’s dictatorship as plan threatens biodiverse home of three indigenous communities. Brazilian activists have voiced alarm over their government’s plans to bulldoze a 94-mile highway…

04 09 2020 | 08:37

Amazon tragedy repeats itself as Brazil rainforest goes up in smoke.

The vast rainforest is experiencing a repeat of last year’s devastating fires and critics say Bolsonaro bears ultimate responsibility. Jair Bolsonaro smiles down from a propaganda billboard at the…

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…