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Tuesday, August 9th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian government has decided not to move ahead with the Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydroelectric dam project in the Amazon for the time being, Mines and Energy Minister Fernando Coelho Filho said on Tuesday.
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2016-08-09 09:01:00
Thursday, August 4th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's environmental regulator Ibama decided on Thursday to shelve the environmental license request for a hydroelectric dam on the Tapajos River in the Amazon, a project that had been opposed by indigenous tribes and conservation groups.
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2016-08-04 18:12:55
Thursday, August 4th, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - U.S. ethanol plants and traders are rushing to sell biofuel to Brazil as tightening supplies and logistics in the South American market give the world's top producer a rare opportunity to ship south during the peak sugar cane harvest, sources said. U.S. ethanol plants are pumping out a record 1 million barrels per day taking advantage of cheap and plentiful corn feedstock, pushing domestic prices to three-month lows
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2016-08-04 10:54:20
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Construction of 40 dams in the Tapajós river basin would severely affect indigenous people and is not justifiable economically, says new reportConstruction of 40 major dams in the Brazilian Amazon would destroy the heart of the world’s largest rainforest, severely affect indigenous people and is not economically justifiable, says Greenpeace in a major new report
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2016-06-14 18:01:12
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016      Leave a Comment
New regulations open up an unexplored market for solar in heavily populated areas such as favelas, led by co-operatives, social startups and small businesses
Sunny days have long been considered a competitive advantage for Brazil. Before the 2014 World Cup, the country’s tourist board set up a website allowing visitors to compare the number of sunny days in US and European capitals to cities in Brazil (eg Brussels 103, Rio de Janeiro 212)
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2016-05-24 06:06:43
Monday, April 25th, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's government will ask legislators this week to ratify the Paris climate agreement, the environment minister said late on Sunday, even as President Dilma Rousseff faces possible impeachment and lacks majority support in Congress.
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2016-04-25 17:07:31
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BRASÍLIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As at least 130 countries prepare to sign the Paris climate agreement in New York later this month, environmental experts have warned that enthusiasm for climate change action may be waning in Brazil.
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2016-04-12 13:24:04