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Thursday, January 4th, 2018      Leave a Comment
Hydropower policy to be rethought in face of environmental concerns, indigenous sensitivities and public unease, says surprise government statement After swathes of forest clearance, millions of tonnes of concrete and decades of hydro-expansion, Brazil has raised hopes that it may finally step back from the construction of new mega-dams
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2018-01-04 11:56:42
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's lower house of Congress approved on Tuesday a bill to set up a program to boost the use of biofuels, a move that could sharply change the way fuel distributors operate in the country.
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2017-11-28 17:29:38
Monday, October 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia contributed to a record loss in global tree cover in 2016, equivalent to the size of New Zealand, that could accelerate deforestation blamed for climate change, an independent forest monitoring network said on Monday.
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2017-10-23 13:38:52
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon fell 16 percent in the year to July 2017 compared to the same period a year prior, the first decline in three years, the country's environment minister said on Tuesday.
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2017-10-17 16:22:06