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Tuesday, January 31st, 2017      Leave a Comment
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A government plan to spur the construction of solar energy farms in Brazil is faltering because of high costs, strict rules requiring local components and low-priced competition from Chinese suppliers, say regulators and power sector executives.
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2017-01-31 17:57:52
Saturday, November 12th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Spanning Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia and home to 4,700 species, the Pantanal wetlands are under threat from deforestation and agriculture. But local people are taking on the challenge to protect this unique regionLeer este artículo en españolLeia este artigo em portuguêsInside a small aircraft, decorated with a polka-dot jaguar design, Ângelo Rabelo checks data on a small laptop computer
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2016-11-12 02:00:44
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BRASILIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When George Porto joined Brazil's environment agency 13 years ago, the country didn't have access to satellite data on illegal logging -- let alone heat maps tracking deforestation patterns or gun-toting agents dedicated to stopping ecological crimes.
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2016-09-28 08:04:41
Friday, September 23rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
There are currently over 60 major hydroelectric dam projects in the Amazon. The third largest project is the Belo Monte on the Xingu River, Brazil, which has already displaced 20,000 indigenous and riverine people. Aaron Vincent Elkaim documents the story of the Munduruku tribe, who are fighting against the industrialisation of this region Continue reading
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2016-09-23 05:21:52
Monday, September 12th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil, one of the world's largest emitters of heat-trapping gases, on Monday ratified the Paris agreement to fight global warming, joining top polluters United States and China and bringing the deal closer to implementation.
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2016-09-12 11:53:26
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016      Leave a Comment
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil could increase its carbon emissions by up to 21 percent from 2014 to 2030 and still meet its pledge under the 2015 Paris climate agreement to fight global warming, according to a study released on Tuesday.
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2016-09-06 16:11:34