Monday, 21 June, 2021

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The Brazilian government has finally admitted what many activists and scientists have been saying – The deforestation of the Amazon has worsened in month. Vice President Hamilton Mourao admitted this fact while speaking with reporters in the country. Mourao also Read more…


Finally, Brazilian mining firm Vale has agreed to pay $7 billion in compensation for the Brumadinho mine disaster of 2019. At least 250 people died when a mining dam in the state of Minas Gerais collapsed. The mediation process was Read more…


In 2020, an estimated 1.8 million acres (742,000 hectares) of the Amazon forest in Brazil was lost to bush burning and other actions. Scientists of the Amazon Conservation organization were able to arrive at this discovery through an app – Amazon real-time Read more…


In another slap at environmental conservation, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has unveiled the smallest budget for environmental protection in at least 13 years. This cimes at a time many environmentalists are worried about the spike in deforestation – especially in Read more…


The quest to save Brazil’s forests is on course as top Soy firms have joined the zero deforestation campaign. CJ Selecta, Caramuru and Imcopa say they will observe the deforestation plan across their supply chains, adding pressure on larger traders Read more…


After much persuasion and negotiations, members of the Kayapó indigenous tribe have lifted a blockade of a key grains export road on the fifth day of protest. This follows the state government of Pará agreeing to listen to their demands. Read more…


The Brazilian government has invited American actor-turned-environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio to visit the Amazon forest and get a “true picture of what is happening.” This comes in the wake of severe bashing from environmentalist groups, scientists and the European Union for Read more…


‘We’re not impressed‘ – Environmentalists Preliminary data from space research agency INPE reveals that the deforestation of Brazil’s Amazon dropped by 27% in July. It reached 1654 square kilometres, down from 2255 sq km in July 2019. Between August 2019 Read more…


Years of unprecedented forest fires could lead to the final disappearance of Brazil’s Amazon – the world’s largest rain forest. According to the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), 6,803 fires were detected in July, a 28% rise on the Read more…