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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
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Brazil, Egypt and China are leaders in damming rivers to generate electricity, but global warming has put future water levels in doubtFrom the Amazon to the Nile to the Mekong, rivers are a lifeblood for many nations, filling taps and irrigation canals and generating hydroelectricity that is powering economic development
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2016-01-27 04:00:49
Friday, January 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Four hydroelectric dams along Brazil's Rio Doce remain closed for an indefinite time after a deadly mining spill in November flooded the river with thick mud, according to water agency ANA.









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2016-01-08 10:04:16
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Spanish conglomerate Abengoa, teetering on the verge of bankruptcy, has halted construction of power transmission lines in Brazil, a potential setback for the South America nation's bid to emerge from its worst energy crisis in 14 years.





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2015-12-08 16:21:44
Monday, November 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tropical deforestation, a significant driver of climate change, could be cut in half by 2020 if countries follow Brazil's example in protecting the rainforest with better law enforcement and more transparency, a study released on Monday said.
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2015-11-30 08:00:22
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015      Leave a Comment
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