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19/3/2014
As part of its campaign to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal agencies. The initiative to make the ...   
8/1/2014
In 2014, constitutional challenges to Brazil's dismantled Forest Code will determine if wholesale destruction of the earth's largest forest complexes¾and important carbon sinks¾will continue. These rulings may herald a return of ...   
30/12/2013
Seven billion people and growing. A quarter of them living in poverty. Unsustainable -- and unequal -- resource use. Landscapes vanishing, along with their nonhuman inhabitants. Global warming upending natural systems. These are tough times on ...   
26/12/2013
2013 was full of major developments in efforts to understand and protect the world's tropical rainforests. The following is a review of some of the major tropical forest-related news stories for the year. As a review, this post will not ...   
22/4/2013
Marina Silva is what the enlightened future was supposed to look like. Smart, determined, effective and focused on indigenous culture, education and environmental conservation, the former minister and presidential candidate was once a symbol of ...   
18/4/2013
Beef and soya products from Brazil accounted for a third of carbon emissions associated with deforestation between 1990-2010, scientists say. They warn that the UN`s Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) ...   
7/4/2013
A new study published online April 4th in the journal Environmental Research Letters finds that trade and global consumption of Brazilian beef and soybeans is increasingly driving Brazilian deforestation. Consequently, current international ...   
4/3/2013
A palm oil producer has leveled some 7,000 hectares of rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon, highlighting the risks of oil palm expansion in the world's largest tropical forest, reports El Comercio. Between 2005 and 2011, Grupo Romero, a ...   
25/1/2013
Brazil's new forestry code -- approved last year at the urging of the powerful agrobusiness sector -- faced a constitutional challenge Tuesday from federal prosecutors afraid it threatens the Amazon rainforest. The prosecutors filed ...   
31/12/2012
2012 was another year of mixed news for the world's tropical forests. This is a look at some of the most significant tropical rainforest-related news stories for 2012. There were many other important stories in 2012 and some were ...   
8/12/2012
As a global power, Brazil has been a key player in the COP18 climate talks on the emissions reduction targets of the Kyoto Protocol. And because Brazil is home to the majority of South America's rainforest, it is pivotal to some of our planet's ...   
27/11/2012
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon fell to the lowest rate since annual record-keeping began in 1988 according to provisional data released Tuesday by Brazil's National Space Research Agency (INPE). 1,798 square miles (4,656 square ...   
14/11/2012
As his helicopter descends through the smoke towards an Amazonian inferno, Evandro Carlos Selva checks the co-ordinates via a global positioning satellite and radios back to base a witness testimony to deforestation. Flames lick up from ...   
5/9/2012
Deforestation could cause rainfall across the Amazon rainforest to drop precipitously, warns a new study published in the journal Nature. Using a computer model that accounts for forest cover and rainfall patterns, Dominick Spracklen of ...   
2/9/2012
The text of Brazil’s controversial Forest Code went through what is likely to be its final convulsion on Wednesday 29 August, after years of debate about how the country should balance the interests of farmers and developers with the need to ...   
4/8/2012
Ivo Lubrinna has been wildcatting for gold in the jungle here for more than 30 years. It's a notoriously messy business, as crews strip away topsoil in the forest and along riverbanks and use mercury and other pollutants to draw precious metal ...   
12/7/2012
The destruction of great swaths of the Brazilian Amazon has turned scores of rare species into the walking dead, doomed to disappear even if deforestation were halted in the region overnight, according to a new study. Forest clearing in ...   
21/6/2012
When Greenpeace accused Brazil’s JBS, the world’s largest beef exporter, of sourcing cattle from illegally deforested parts of the Amazon this month, the company’s response was swift. An angry JBS immediately filed a lawsuit against the ...   
5/6/2012
The Amazon rainforest is the most important patch of land on the planet. The trees have been called the lungs of the Earth and that's far more than just a metaphor: they absorb more than 2 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, return ...   
1/6/2012
Anticipating Rio +20 | Audio | Photo, Living on Earth
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff recently vetoed portions of a controversial forest code and, in effect, postponed any final decisions until after Brazil hosts the Rio +20 environmental summit in June. Host Steve Curwood talks with Tufts ...   
30/5/2012
The Brazilian government is pressing forward with controversial legislation that critics say will lead to widespread destruction of the Amazon rain forest. After months of heated discussion, President Dilma Rousseff on Monday presented a ...   
25/5/2012
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has used veto powers to send back parts of a congressional bill that loosened the country's benchmark law protecting the Amazon rainforest in a move the government said would prevent increased ...   
25/5/2012
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vetoed critical revisions to the nation’s Forest Code that environmental advocates said would lead to rampant deforestation of the Amazon. Speaking to reporters, government officials said Rousseff had vetoed ...   
25/5/2012
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used a line-item veto Friday to send back parts of a congressional bill that loosened the nation's benchmark law protecting the Amazon rainforest -- a veto the government said would prevent increased ...   
1/5/2012
The sound of chainsaws in the Amazon rainforest has faded in recent years as deforestation has slowed, last year dropping to less than one-third of its long-term average. But last week, the lower house of Brazil’s National Congress passed a bill ...   

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