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SYDNEY/TORONTO (Reuters) - A deadly mud slide at an iron ore mine in Brazil has reignited calls for safer ways to dispose of millions of tonnes of ore waste held back by man-made dams. The disaster at the Samarco iron ore mine is only the latest in a series involving tailings - waste in mining parlance - that have devastated the environment, and in the case of Samarco, killed at least 11 people and left another 12 missing
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2015-11-18 15:07:51
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazil has reduced deforestation in the Amazon by 82 percent, the country's president, Dilma Rousseff, said at the United Nations on Sunday, as she announced Brazil's contribution to an anticipated new global deal to curb climate change.
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2015-09-30 02:32:45
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Greenpeace called on Brazilian authorities on Tuesday to reject an environmental assessment for a hydroelectric dam on the Tapajos River in the Amazon because it was a "marketing tool" that disregarded the indigenous people living along its banks.
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2015-09-29 13:56:37
Sunday, September 27th, 2015      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - Brazil pledged on Sunday to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent by 2030 as its contribution to a United Nations climate agreement, but said it will include reductions from past efforts against deforestation to help it reach the target.
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2015-09-27 11:33:05
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Without an operating licence the hydroelectric plant will stand unused but projects to limit the impact on the local community remain incompleteBrazil’s controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric plant is facing another setback after the country’s environmental protection agency, Ibama, threatened to withhold an operating licence until the consortium which built the dam completes mitigation projects in the area to be affected
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2015-09-23 16:14:02
Thursday, August 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Germany and Brazil committed themselves on Thursday to a joint stance on climate change, putting the largest economies in Europe and Latin America on the same page ahead of global climate talks in Paris in December.

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2015-08-20 21:09:45
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - The Norwegian government has selected a total of five projects in Brazil and South Africa under its second tender to purchase carbon credits to meet its emission targets, helping prop up ailing demand for carbon-cutting projects.

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2015-07-02 08:21:58
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Brazil pledged on Tuesday to increase their share of renewable energy in electricity generation from sources other than hydro-power to 20 percent by 2030 in an effort to show commitment to fighting climate change.

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2015-06-30 11:47:41
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Federal prosecutors say Norte Energia, the consortium building the $11bn dam, has violated agreed-to items that are endangering locals’ means of survivalConstruction of a massive hydroelectric dam is endangering the livelihoods of at least 2,000 families in Brazil’s Amazon jungle state of Para, according to federal prosecutors who recommend that efforts to move the residents be suspended
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2015-06-16 17:59:39