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In São Paulo, Brazil, which is suffering its worst drought in almost a century, Maria de Fátima dos Santos has lived for days at a time with no water, relying on what she had carefully hoarded in bottles.But in the Bolivian Amazon
, about ...
Clearing the Amazon
rainforest for soy or cattle does not bring long-term social or economic benefit to local communities and threatens the environment, according to a study published Friday.
Huge swaths of the Brazilian rainforest are ...
Chopping down the Amazon
rainforest to make way for crops or cattle has no economic or social benefit for local people in the long term, according to a major new study.
The finding undercuts the argument that deforestation
, which causes ...
Cutting down Amazon
forest for cattle and soy does not bring long-term economic progress, researchers say.
A study of 286 Amazon
municipalities found that deforestation
brought quick benefits that were soon reversed.
Writing in ...
A new study finds Amazon deforestation
fails to sustain long-term economic growth for rural populations. The findings come as development interests in Brazil push for government support to bolster infrastructure projects and agricultural ...
In Brazil ethanol has become economically competitive with gasoline, and the
country's biofuels program could serve as a world model for producing
sustainable energy, officials say.
South America's largest country is the world's ...